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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 15 2006, 01:05 PM
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First of all - Put Linspire in the bin and never touch the damn thing again smile.gif.

You might have some dodgy memory - Try reseating the memory or trying a different stick (if you have more than one, just try removing one at a time). If it still hangs, try disabling some of the devices in the BIOS< you might have an IRQ collision or some other such black magic between two of the devices. Graphics cards can be a bit difficult when it comes to collisions, because if you only have one AGP slot, you have no other place to put it. You might try moving any PCI cads around though (unless all your bits are onboard the mobo).

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