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hi i own a toshiba netbook  nb250-107 and have found my self unable to install any dist of linux or  win all i can instal on it are dist of win 7 witch i do not like ... how can i solve this problem because when i try to boot any other dist beside win7 i get that little line in the upper left corner of my black color screen and it stays like that 4 ever and does not ask me if i want to boot from the device (usb) or not... is there anything that can be done ???  thanx.

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Re: unable to install any version of linux on toshiba nb250-107
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 02:13:50 pm »
Hi back02, and welcome to the forum :)

How are you trying to install Linux ? .. from a LliveUSB stick ?

Which Linux distribution are you trying to install ?

Which application did you use to create the LiveUSB stick ?
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Re: unable to install any version of linux on toshiba nb250-107
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 05:29:41 pm »
my only option is from a live usb
 the images are mounted on the usb with poweriso  and it is the same that i used to reinstall my  win 7 ,
dist of linux tried : meego-netbook-ia32-1.20 and several others  that i do not remember right now

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Re: unable to install any version of linux on toshiba nb250-107
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 05:42:46 pm »
I don't think just using PowerISO to copy the contents of the ISO image to a USB stick is going to work, as it won't be installing the bootloader, or making some necessary modifications to the LiveCD ISO for use with a USB stick .. from a Windows PC, try using Universal USB Installer .. from Pendrivelinux:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/
to create the LiveUSB from the ISO image (or one of the other LiveUSB creation utilities linked to from the PeppermintOS tutorial below)

There is a tutorial for installing PeppermintOS Two on an Acer Aspire One netbook here:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=9782.msg70071#msg70071
which includes instructions on how to create a LiveUSB.

Obviously don't do the stuff that's Aspire One specific .. but the instructions should work equally well on your Toshiba :)

BTW, I'd recommend PeppermintOS Two as an ideal Linux distro for a netbook .. though you do have to tweak it a bit after installation .. it's all in the tutorial linked above.

Any problems, just ask :)
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