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Raveneye
post Jul 4 2006, 12:31 AM
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Okey well My original computer broke so I decided to get my brothers old computer till I can buy a new one, well bad news. When I install linux on it and run it all I get is a blank screen with a blinking dot. Well I gave up on it and decided maybe the hardware is just not compatable or something. Well a few days ago me and a friend were just talking (he's almost a linux guru) and I mention what happened to him. Well he tells me it will work on my system, all I have to do is give the linux installer a certain command so it'll install it a certain way. But he dosn't remember the command!java script:emoticon('<_<', 'smid_1') so I'm looking here for answers. He did tell me what was wrong though apparently dell has some dos partition to handle stuf and it won't recognize my linux. If anyone knows anything please help me.

My system is a dell dimension L700CXE, if that helps any.

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DS2K3
post Jul 4 2006, 01:16 AM
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So, the installer works. When you switch it on, do you see the boot loader (grub or lilo) or does it do the blank screen right after POST?

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Raveneye
post Jul 4 2006, 12:01 PM
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The boot loader works just fine I can click windows or linux but, after picking linux there's just a blank screen with the blinking dot thing in the upper left corner. My friend said that he had the same computer and ran into the same problem and eventually got it working through help from the internet. But it was a while ago and dosn't remember what to do exactly.
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