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Could be worse. Like using dialup. If the ISO is bad, it's bad. Nothing you can do about it other than download it again....
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    Could be worse. Like using dialup.

    If the ISO is bad, it's bad. Nothing you can do about it other than download it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retired1af
    Could be worse. Like using dialup.

    If the ISO is bad, it's bad. Nothing you can do about it other than download it again.
    do you think its bad-even though the installation went through and im on the boot sequence (and the rocket boosters have failed) excuse the joke im bored

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    Define boot sequence?

    You could have one tiny bit of the ISO as bad, and your installation could blow itself right out of the water towards the end of the install process.

    Your "bad operating system" tells me one of two things:

    1. You changed something in the BIOS you shouldn't have.
    2. The ISO image is bad, or you didn't burn it properly.

    I'm betting on 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retired1af
    Define boot sequence?

    You could have one tiny bit of the ISO as bad, and your installation could blow itself right out of the water towards the end of the install process.

    Your "bad operating system" tells me one of two things:

    1. You changed something in the BIOS you shouldn't have.
    2. The ISO image is bad, or you didn't burn it properly.

    I'm betting on 2.
    i burnt it properly

    as in i installed it nto a hdd and finished the install, then changed the boot order to that hdd then it wouldnt boot

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    Huh? You are trying to boot the ISO image from a hard drive?

    OK.. From the beginning. List, in detail, step by step what you have done.
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    downloaded file

    burnt to dvd

    booted the dvd then installed

    finished install then tried to boot from the install on the hdd

    failed at bios to find the boot

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    OK. Now we're getting somewhere. Did you install GRUB during the install process?
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    ummm correct me if I am wrong
    sounds like you are using one hdd to go into windows, download file, burn DVD boot DVD install then change the hdd to the "linux" hdd and try to boot from it?

    try this.

    take your dvd with linux on it...... hold it in your hand
    set bios to the drive you want linux on it, unplug the windows one as far as I care (for now bare with me here) so physicly move the windows drive.....

    boot from the dvd, install
    follow instructions STEP BY STEP!

    reboot, should work.
    if it does we are one step ahead
    if it does not work then please be VERY specific as to what you seen/what may of went wrong

    if you say "it just did not work" then you will be inogred completely by everyone here, in order to help you we need details.

    hope this helps

    Luma

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    basically i used grub? what is it?

    i will try again soon to have another go, as currently i have been revising so not had much time

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