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My live linux DVD a one trick pony ???


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#1 dannyboy950

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 08:17 PM

Some of you may remember I recently installed a live dvd of linux mint 17.3 I purchased from OS disc .com

Yesterday I tried to use it on another computer I was going to install it on and it will not run.

 

Since I ran the origional thread into the ground I though I would post this last developement here.  A few members had an interest in how it would work.


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 08:33 PM

 

Yesterday I tried to use it on another computer I was going to install it on and it will not run.

 

Can you provide some more info,please.

The PC won't run?

The LiveCD won't boot?

The LiveCD boots, but won't install?

Are you trying to boot a dvd disk from a cdrom drive?

Is the BIOS configured to boot from the optical drive?


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 09:04 PM

Ditto to the above.

 

Also, if the subject computer is running Windows 7 through 10, the information from running

msinfo32.exe

will provide us with information similar to that of the inxi -Fx command you have just learned for Linux.

 

You can drop the ".exe" and just run msinfo32

 

For Windows 7-8, this may help to find where you go

 

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/system-information-tool-msinfo32

 

and for Windows 10 (don't be mislead by the title):

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/196893/how-to-open-the-system-information-panel-on-windows-8/

 

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 12:20 AM

This was a windows vista machine set up in bios to boot from the usb dvd RW that I installed mint from.

The dvd does try to load but stops part way thru.  I did notice after I installed mint on here that the folder containing mint was gone from the disk but thought It would still run as a live dvd. Guess I was wrong.

 

It will be a little while before I can get back on this.  I am haveing some health issues at this time more than normal for me.


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Posted 01 April 2016 - 01:23 AM

 

I did notice after I installed mint on here that the folder containing mint was gone from the disk

 

I am lost there, unless the DVD was rewritable and somehow copied and deleted portions of itself.

 

A screenshot or two of the DVD contents from your File Manager might reveal.

 

Take your time, health is most important.

 

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 03:43 AM

Wizard reading your revised stats maybe gave me a clue. My mint dvd was 64bit but my Vista was home 32 bit.  That may be why it would not finish the live install.


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Posted 01 April 2016 - 05:00 AM

A 64 bit operating system on a DVD won't boot on a 32 bit computer, so that would explain why it doesn't work.

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 07:18 AM

A 64 bit operating system on a DVD won't boot on a 32 bit computer, so that would explain why it doesn't work.

This is true... though having a 32bit operating system doesn't necessarily mean that the hardware is specifically 32bit. If it isn't terribly old that CPU probably is a 64bit architecture.

 

But... I could be completely wrong and it is a straight 32bit CPU, and that is why it won't boot.

Dannyboy, if you can post your make and model of this PC we can dig a bit further.


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Posted 01 April 2016 - 07:39 AM

 

A 64 bit operating system on a DVD won't boot on a 32 bit computer, so that would explain why it doesn't work.

This is true... though having a 32bit operating system doesn't necessarily mean that the hardware is specifically 32bit. If it isn't terribly old that CPU probably is a 64bit architecture.

 

But... I could be completely wrong and it is a straight 32bit CPU, and that is why it won't boot.

Dannyboy, if you can post your make and model of this PC we can dig a bit further.

 

 

 

Post #33 in this thread.


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Posted 01 April 2016 - 07:41 AM

I just Googled his CPU and it seems to be 64 bit;

 

http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?pid=1939&cpu=APU%20E1-2100%20Dual%20Core


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Posted 01 April 2016 - 07:43 AM

The OP is referring to "another computer" that he tried to boot with the DVD.

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 07:44 AM

 

Post #33 in this thread.

 

 

AI beat me to it.

 

Yup OP is referring to another computer he is trying to run the disc on.


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Posted 01 April 2016 - 07:45 AM

This is true... though having a 32bit operating system doesn't necessarily mean that the hardware is specifically 32bit


Indeed, I am guessing that the CPU on this particular computer might be 32 bit.

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 08:01 AM

I'm sorry. Keeping up with dannyboy's ongoing adventures sometimes gets confusing. I hope his health improves soon.


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Posted 01 April 2016 - 08:04 AM

No worries. It's easy to overlook such things. :)




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