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Re: Installing Linux
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2013, 04:36:55 pm »
Does the 64bit version boot to a desktop if you select "Try Peppermint" ?
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Re: Installing Linux
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2013, 11:39:50 am »


Have you got the bios set so that the cd boots first? If not switch off and when the flash screen starts press f2 or f8 or whatever is (usually) at the bottom of the screen. For example it might read 'press f8 for bios' or 'press f2 for boot options.

If your computer is old then it's likely to be 32bit.

How did you create your boot disk?
What are the details of your computer?
Are you installing Peppermint 4?

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Yes, I got the computer to try to boot up from the CD.
I created the disc from the downloads - 32 and 64 - from the site recommended on this page, Distro... .
The computer is a Dell laptop, Inspiron 1300.
Yes, it's Peppermint 4 I'm trying to put in (I think).

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Re: Installing Linux
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2013, 12:18:15 pm »
Does the 64bit version boot to a desktop if you select "Try Peppermint" instead of "Install Peppermint" ?
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Re: Installing Linux
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2013, 12:31:45 pm »
No, if I select "Try Peppermint" with the 64 bit version it just freezes, like when I tried to install it.

I've got the 32 bit version to do something now, but all it does is show a sequence of error messages: EDD:... bbOO ...

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Re: Installing Linux
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2013, 02:52:15 pm »
EDD (Enhanced Disk Drive) errors suggest it's an INT 13H issue (or possibly a failing CD drive)

Can this PC boot from a USB stick ?

If so, try creating a LiveUSB stick instead of a LiveCD.



Or is there any BIOS settings to do with INT 13H

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Re: Installing Linux
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2013, 03:42:50 pm »
Nothing seems to work.
Would it make sense to erase the whole disc - C:/ format - and try again?

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Re: Installing Linux
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2013, 04:59:01 pm »
No .. You'll still not be able to install if you cannot boot the LiveCD/LiveUSB
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Re: Installing Linux
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2013, 06:13:53 pm »
Thanks for your help.

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Re: Installing Linux
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2013, 06:32:02 pm »
No, if I select "Try Peppermint" with the 64 bit version it just freezes, like when I tried to install it.

I've got the 32 bit version to do something now, but all it does is show a sequence of error messages: EDD:... bbOO ...

Could that be EDID (Extended display identification data) instead of EDD?
That would indicate that the install software is unable to detect the correct EDID settings from your screen/monitor.

 


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