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Re: Problems installing on AMD Athlon 64 system

On 12/18/05, lordSauron <lordsauronthegreat@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/18/05, Aaron Stromas <passogiau@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 12/17/05, lordSauron <lordsauronthegreat@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Duh.............
> > >
> > >
> > > easy diagnosis step.  Don't know why I didn't think of this before!
> > >
> > > To see if the machine is cd-bootable, goto www.kubuntu.org and
> > > download a amd64 cd.  If that boots, then we know it's a problem
> > > specific to your Debian CD.  If it doesn't, then we can begin to
> > > conclude that your machine isn't bootable for some reason.
> > >
> > >
> >
> > I was able to install Ubuntu and the newly burnt Debian CD started the
> > installer, but when the language selection screen came up I lost my
> > keyboard and mouse (Logitech wireless desktop). When I used the wired
> > mouse and keyboard I was able to select the language and go forward
> > with a couple more screens before is froze again. I had to unplug the
> > wireless desktop (USB) before I was able to proceed....
> noooooooooo!!!  another one lost to Gnome!  I really hope you meant
> Kubuntu, since KDE is really much nicer than Gnome for people who need
> to get something done (working with Gnome is like having your neck
> amputated!)
> So it was hardware problems...  curious.  Really, installation is one
> of, if the the, hardest part to debug because of the fact that it can
> be really anything.  For the most part, I think installers, while
> loads better than nothing, do need to expand their driver database
> (while installing Debian on my laptop, if I closed the lid the whole
> thing totally froze!)

HATED ubuntu!!! no root password, too much gui, where is the shell? yuck


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