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Old 06-09-2009, 11:18 PM   #1
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Ok see i was talking about installing linux but then went to u ubunto. I burned it to a disk and i put it in and attempted to go from boot menu but its not working i dont know why its a pretty old pc. Its one of those server pc's. Pentium 4 512 40 Gb of memory. I check all the wiring it looks good. I was thinking that the disk reader doesn't work or dosnt support DVD R or is broken or somthin. . So now i dont know what to do because all my Disk readers use different connectors. Any suggestion on what might be the problem.
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It probably doesn't support DVDs. Check the optical drive to see if it's a CD or DVD unit.
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check the disk reader. What program did you use to burn the ISO?
If it doesn't support DVD, go to eeebuntu.com and I think they have a program that converts an ISO into an IMG and then makes it bootable on a flash drive. As long as it supports some form of USB boot in the bios.
If neither, I would try to borrow a DVD drive, or just use the CD image of ubuntu.
However if you want my opinion, Ubuntu is very over-rated, and I would go with debian. IMO, ubuntu is pretty much debian with a few different programs added, and LiveCD support. Debian is a lot more stable, and should run faster than ubuntu, andd with less bugs. Plus, on an old system, it will be a lot less intensive.
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:08 AM   #4
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i used Nero

theirs another option that says iso boot or somthing like that iam try that today

Well i got it to wrok thanks i just used a cd rom instead
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