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Offline luk4ang

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Linux Setup
« on: November 13, 2009, 07:12:56 AM »
Hi everyone,always good to be on this site.

Here is my scenario - I am trying to load Linux on a new machine using an external DVD writer with Ubuntu 8.04 DVD.
The machines goes through POST no problems, but after then get stuck where it says "Boot from CD:" with cursor flashing, it doesn't give me a "Press any key to continue" it just hang there,even pressing keys doesn't do anything. - How do I get pass this stage,cause this is frustrating.Anyone ideas what needs to done?Thanks in advance.

Offline pedro

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Re: Linux Setup
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 03:26:37 PM »
Could you try another live CD? pen drive?

Could you give more details on the machine specs? With the little information you give, the problem can go from a bad cd, to unsupported hardware, bad drive, etc...

Offline luk4ang

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Re: Linux Setup
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2009, 06:13:02 AM »
Thanks Pedro, that was resolved.
I found that the external drive itself wasn't working so I used a different drive and has installed successfully.Thanks for your effort.