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Help installing Linux / dual boot

By DLambie
Feb 25, 2010
  1. I am trying to instaall Linux onto my one PC which has Windows Media Centre on it.

    This machines Pentium 4, 2 GB RAM

    every time I try to intall Linux Live

    the screen loads I hit English then 2nd option "Install Linux - then freezes right away as in progress bar goes back and forth only a few time. then I get these wierd erros see attached.

    I am told I can use VirtualBox but I have no idea how to run it - I set it up but that is about it.

    Can anyone please help me please

    David
     

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  2. IO errors and squashFS errors. Which distro is this? I assume it's a livecd, is it Ubuntu or similar? This is a known problem with LiveCDs and is usually down to an incompatible optical drive/BIOS - there are some workarounds but it does not always work.

    First ensure that you haven't got a defective disc and run the CD check from the boot splash screen. If the disc is defective try burning it again at a slower speed. If after trying the above, you're sure the disc is fine, see below:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SquashfsErrors
     
  3. DLambie

    DLambie TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 82

    Thank-you will give the squasherros a try, however i did install linux through VirtualBox
     
  4. DLambie

    DLambie TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 82

    Just wanted to let everyone know I fixed the prob - thnks
     
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