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Ghost

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#1 14 years ago

Linux will not boot on my system. I have tried many many times and it never works. It usually gives me some kind of error saying that the file is incorrect or something like that. please help me as I would like to start using linux and dont want to have to do a dual partition.




ste00

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#2 14 years ago

Did it ever boot? what files? Did you remove anything in the last boot? what version of linux?

Details please,




Ghost

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#3 14 years ago

It never did boot. I tried to boot the image file if thats what you mean. and i tried knoppix, phlak, mandrake, and a few others that I dont know the name of.




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#4 14 years ago

How old is the Linux version and how old is your hardware? It's possible, that the / partition is to big. In that case you need a small boot-partition.




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#5 14 years ago

where would I find a small boot-partition?




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#6 14 years ago

You can choose the partiitions in the setup. An example from my harddisk:

hda1: /boot 50MB hda2: / 18.95GB hda3: swap 1GB




Ghost

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#7 14 years ago

I would rather it just booted from a cd.




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#8 14 years ago

What boot manager are you using - LILO or GRUB? Where does it stop during the bootup process? I'm assuming you have this on a seperate partition ....




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#9 14 years ago

I want to boot it from a cd without installing it on my computer. I dont want to have to do anything with a partition.




zsh_xx

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#10 14 years ago

Did you setup your computer to boot from the CD-ROM?

It usually gives me some kind of error saying that the file is incorrect

Which file?




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