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post Jul 4 2006, 12:31 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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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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post Jul 4 2006, 01:16 AM
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Its GNU/

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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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