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Re: Help with Linux config



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Jon,

I am trying to boot with a live version of Knoppix and Ubuntu on an old PC
at home just to learn a bit about Linux.  Both versions were hanging on the
boot, and I could not find out why, until I went into a verbose mode for the
boots.  It seems that my disk formats are not recognized.  I have not had
time to pursue the issue.  My point is, if you do verbose boot, you might
get a better idea of why the boot is failing.

As to how to get it to do verbose - well those notes are at home!

HTH

Jim

On 8/25/06, Jon Paris <Jon.Paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>> Honestly, just install Ubuntu. I have been using a little bit and it
much easier than Debian alone. Ubuntu is based on Debian.

That is exactly what I stared out doing - I tried it on a couple of PCs
and
liked it - but the live version of Ubuntu won't boot on this machine.  I
admit I haven't checked for a version with a conventional install - maybe
that should be my next stop.

I chose Debian because it was one of only two distributions I could find
where there was evidence that it would work with this old laptop - which
only has 96Mg of memory.  alinux is also supposed to work with it - but
goodness knows how since their iso image requires an 800Mb CD and even if
I
could find one I don't think the PCs Cd reader will handle it.  I suspect
that it was an earlier version of alinux that was installed.

Other choices such as Ubuntu, Knoppix and FreeSpire all just hang during
the
boot process.

Jon Paris
Partner400

www.Partner400.com

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