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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 01:31 AM
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don't worry I already have about wubi coasters now
think I'll try one of the reccommended distros. thx.




posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 01:12 PM
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just tried the 2 mentioned here and same thing. installs 90% then says "permission denied". I'm done with linux.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 02:16 PM
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Sounds like you gave it your best shot... Out of curiosity, were you able to run it on the LiveCD and access all the folders, the internet, etc. prior to trying to fully install the OS? If so, (I presume you tried that and it all worked via the CD) then the install process fail is really curious. If it runs on your computer/laptop via the LiveCD it should install and run as an OS. I'm puzzled, as well.

ETA:
Or... do you mean that the "install" failed at burning to the CD?

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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 02:43 PM
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Originally posted by wingsfan
just tried the 2 mentioned here and same thing. installs 90% then says "permission denied". I'm done with linux.


Sounds like wubi to me



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 02:46 PM
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If he was using Wubi to try to add Mint or PCLinux into his Windows environment, than that would be a fail since neither distro would us that particular feature. My understanding was that the poster was actually downloading the iso and then burning it to create a LiveCD. If that is not what happened, then that is what needs to happen.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 02:56 PM
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Originally posted by wingsfan
I really want to try ubuntu, but god it's a pain! always says, "this or that failed", "invalid argument", "permission denied", etc...

I was inferring from this information, the likelihood of those errors being a result of trying to use wubi without all the ducks in a row (ie the iso in the right directory, etc) and his previous mention of wubi coasters that he was still trying to use wubi to "install" iso's that of course, will fail.
Have no idea what the user was trying, just jumped to an assumption from familiarity



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 05:19 PM
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these were all isos from torrent, wubi included. and no, even the demo mode won't work. I can see the purple screen when ubuntu tries to load and the green screen when mint tries. last good guess I have is the torrent screwed em up.

infact ubuntu showed 3mb of bad data was redownloaded when I first attempted.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 06:50 PM
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those "Restore" discs are not worth the trouble. They create a new partition on your drive. If you have a virus on your 'C" drive, it will just transfer to the new one. I have gotten computers to fix that the people had used the Restore CD 8 times, and filled up the drive. If you must use a Restore CD, erase the drive first. Use something like this: www.dban.org...
Boot on the CD, and choose "quick" for a one pass. If you truly want a good erase, 7 time pass, choose dod. And you can download Windows for free on the torrent sites, you don't need the Restore CD.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 06:53 PM
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That's funny. I've been running Linux for years, I go everywhere on the net, including porn sites, and have never had any trouble at all. I run rkhunter once a week, but it has yet to find a root kit. I think you are just trying to scare people away from Free Software, friend. Work for Microsoft, do we?



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 06:56 PM
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I run PC Linux KDE 2011-12, which is an offshoot of Mandriva. The new KDE-4 runs flawlessly. Plenty of eye candy too. When it first came out though....I fought like everyone else.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 07:16 PM
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did you do a checksum?
MD5SUM
gotta do a checksum before you burn to disc, no matter where you get the image from
What's your hardware? think you said you tried a 64bit version, so I'm assuming it's not all that old. Seems there's enough people here should be able to find something that will play nice with your machine, if you choose to pursue it.
There's a ton of software out there to burn images, but I've never had a bad burn with this one.
ImgBurn
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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 07:26 PM
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Originally posted by autowrench
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That's funny. I've been running Linux for years, I go everywhere on the net, including porn sites, and have never had any trouble at all. I run rkhunter once a week, but it has yet to find a root kit. I think you are just trying to scare people away from Free Software, friend. Work for Microsoft, do we?

People will FUD , won't they?



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 08:06 PM
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Download Linux Mint via the Mirror, not the torrent. I used USA mirror by "DoctorServer.by" without issue, this morning. I DID however, have a problem trying to download via the torrent, it never worked. Also, I cannot speak for anyone else, but I'm having a lot of problems with the new Mint 10, I've finally uninstalled it. Mint 9 (long term support version) seems to be far less buggy (at least, for me).

*And - as mentioned above - don't skip the step checking the MD5SUM - I have gotten errors before and had to re-download the iso image. Sometimes, it does go wrong.
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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 08:33 PM
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i would recommend using the HEAnet servers whenever possible for any iso
I've experienced both good and bad results from DoctorServer, but have always been satisfied with both the speed and the results of the ireland server



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 08:37 PM
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Good to know! There are quite a few on the list. Funny, I got a bad MD5SUM check when I used the Canadian mirror - Lol. Guess it's the luck of the draw, sometimes.

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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 08:42 PM
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luck of the draw it is
HEAnet increases your chances of getting a winning hand, IMO
proximity to the server isn't always the best choice, if the iso is offered via the HEAnet server, i'll grab it from there everytime, and I'm in the states. Never got a bad hash



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 10:09 PM
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I've had Mint installed for awhile on my main laptop, which I'm not onat the moment.
I dual booted it with Ubuntu to try it... seems ok but I have to figure out why it's not burning the music I have. I know I updated the codecs.

Only gripe I have is I used the live CD to install it, and I wasn't able to boot to my other installations until Ubuntu was fully updated. That was annoying as I don't have open internet access at home.



posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 05:45 AM
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Ubuntu i'll have to try it ive actually never used that distro of linux before right now i'm running BSD - solaris and windows



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 12:05 PM
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Lol.

I remember how stoked I was the first time I got transparent windowing working in KDE.

Fighting with ATI drivers like hell for days.

Then compiz came out and was a BAMF.

Ah, the good old days!



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 08:21 PM
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Originally posted by autowrench
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That's funny. I've been running Linux for years, I go everywhere on the net, including porn sites, and have never had any trouble at all. I run rkhunter once a week, but it has yet to find a root kit. I think you are just trying to scare people away from Free Software, friend. Work for Microsoft, do we?


Nah I'm not trying to scare people off from free software. I use Open Office, GIMP, etc. I'm just saying that no operating system is invulnerable. Macs are more likely to get targeted before Linux because of the market share aspect.

Though one of the problems with Windows is it grants administrative level permission to users which allows malware and viruses to wreak havoc on the system. Microsoft won't be top dog forever, the computer world landscape is changing fast with smart phones, tablets, etc. Google probably has the best chance of creating a rival desktop OS (NOT Chrome OS since it's cloud based only.)





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