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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ Cant install any linux

Posted by: bot375 Feb 12 2012, 03:39 AM

Ok... I hope I am putting this in the right place. This is my first forum. Anyway, A while back I Flashed my bios and all seemed well. Before this I was dual-booting Xp and debian with no problem whatsoever.Then some weirdness occured that made me think a bios update was in order. Bios flash went smooth(nerve-racking, but smooth). And windows has worked great for months. I can reinstall it fine. No errors that I can see during post. I've tried failsafe defaults, optimized defaults, and even bought new ram. I've tried booting from both cd and usb. Ive tried several different distros. Some distros just sit with a blank screen after i've select an installation option (debian, slackware). Then some give me a long list of kernel panic errors (ubuntu, knoppix). Cant remember what fedora did. So I got no Idea.

at this very moment I dont have the exact errors it reports but i will provide my sys specs below.
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer MSI
System Model MS-7599
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~3099 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~3100 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. V17.13, 6/29/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 2.38 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 5.09 gb

The cpu is an AMD athlon II x2 255
The gpu is a Radeo HD 5750
the mobo is an MSI 870a-g54
ram, 4g dual channel g.skill ddr 1333 (10600)

If anyone out there can help It would be completely awesome. I can live without linux, but I dont particularly like it.
Thank you.

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