The Installation doesn't start at all

  • applerock
Posted: Thu, 12/25/2008 - 18:43
Dear Studio 64 Finally I decided to try your distro. I want to make a dual boot with the XP Home as a second OS. So, I burned a DVD, changed in BIOS to boot from CD/DVD drive and on restart I never get prompted to start an installation - It goes straight to boot up XP. Any idea why? Thank you very much Peter Applerock

" AT YOUR OWN RISK ...

  • applerock
  • 12/25/08
  • Mon, 02/02/2009 - 20:59
" AT YOUR OWN RISK ... :-) Well I was under pressure since i had to produce some work for University. I found one friend who advised me to use Linux live. So I could go on internet and actually I managed to repair Windows' Boot Sector, but I had to reinstall all drivers. For now I use machine in this condition and will go on till May. I just have no time till the Uni is over. Then I'LL BE BACK... :-)

bios settings

  • si
  • 12/27/08
  • Tue, 12/30/2008 - 12:28
Hi -sorry I didn't see that now it's a GRUB problem...ouch you could try this: http://www.3till7.net/2007/10/25/grub-error-17/ answer for BIOS problem: did you find a solution? I might suggest that you look for "auto detection" somewhere for your IDE settings.Can you actually see that your BIOS "sees" the cd/dvd reader? If you see "none" then try "auto detect"...? -Don't use the "super-boot" option, take things nice and slow. -verify that your physical cd/dvd settings : the cables, and the "master,slave,CableSelect jumper behind your drive are all good..? -if all else fails, try "default settings" AT YOUR OWN RISK ...

GRUB error 17

  • applerock
  • 12/25/08
  • Sat, 12/27/2008 - 21:20
:-( The problem was apparantly in having no CD/DVD in BIOS. I don't know how on earth I could install previous Bianca and Ubuntu distos. However now after installation I am sitting in front of the blank screen with the next message: GRUB Loading stage1,5 GRUB Loading,please wait... Error 17 I cant boot into XP so I had to borrow another computer to write this message. Booting up from XP original disc and repair it gives the same error. (As I understand I can't access and can't repair my boot sector:-( Any sugestions in which way to go? Thank you

Installation doesn't start

  • applerock
  • 12/25/08
  • Fri, 12/26/2008 - 22:27
One thing that I discovered after half day crawling in BIOS is that in the boot order is literarly next: 1st Boot Device [CD/DVD] 2nd Boot Device [HDD:3M Maxtor....] 3r Boot Device [Disabled] In theHard drives it shows two HDDs and Flash Memory Stick which was pluged at that time In the removables it shws only a floppy (which I never phisically installed) When I press F11 to enter boot order on the boot it shows only Floppy and two HDDs to choos from. Also in IDE configuration it sais "No device installed" If this is the problem then how to install a device? Kind regards applerock

Installation doesn't detect the disc/Linux

  • applerock
  • 12/25/08
  • Fri, 12/26/2008 - 22:27
:-) Well... Thank you for your reply at this christmassy time. As much as I understand I did burn the image, simply because the program ISO Burner not really capable to do anything else. Actually I have to admit that I made 2 copys of thet disc, because I thought one was faulty. when I open it in XP I can see something like 6 folders and dozen "read me" fliles. When I left the BIOS setings I pressed F10 which said to be save and exit with the prompt "are you sure". All together I made something around 10 reboots and now I kept DVD in the drive and it still boot up in XP. I couldn't determine DVD work as the box is a bit noisy and and on the boot it does "blink an eye" I have a feeling that some moment ago there was another reply on my question which mentioned GRUB repair but somehow it disappeared while I was Googleing it.

Start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.

  • Brigham
  • 12/25/08
  • Fri, 12/26/2008 - 11:32
I'm not trying to insult you by this, rather it's something I think we are all prone to doing, but did you save your BIOS settings before exiiting? Did you burn the ISO directly to the DVD as an ISO or did you set your burner to unpack the ISO? Again, sorry for the low level questions, but i don't know your expertise. If the BIOS is set properly and didn't find anything on the DVD (did the DVD-ROM start up, spinning to try and find it?), then it could be as simple a mistake as having burned the ISO as a single file instead of a disc image. Along that line, did you verify the integrity of the ISO with md5sum? So: make sure the BIOS was saved. Verify the disc burned as an image, not a file. md5sum the ISO. Linux~ the headache, the cure.