-=WELCOME=- new poster…
> so I chose Safe and it continued luckily!
instead of ‘safe’ pick the normal one but type into the “Boot Options”
and press enter…
> Now this next section works fine… allows me to set the host name, goes
> through the hardware configuration and finally ends up at the sound
> configuration… in which is freezes.
hmmmm… nomodeset is not (i don’t think) gonna help with the sound
setup…why not skip the sound set up until after you have worked
through getting the video straight (nomodeset is just a temp patch to
get you going, see http://tinyurl.com/23mgej6, afterwards you need to
progress to http://tinyurl.com/37v9y7m to automatically load a working
by the way: tell us more about your hardware…especially the graphics…
> I’ve tried installing this about 4 or 5 times already
i know it is not true of some operating systems you may have been
exposed to, but generally reinstalling over and over a predictable
system like linux is going to result in the same thing being broken
every time…i mean, there should be NO chance that stuff just breaks
one time and then works the next (of course, if the user changes what
s/he does each time, that is a different thing!)
so, if you install and it is broken, then you should expect it to still
be broken if you do exactly the same thing again…
did you test the downloaded iso with md5sum prior to making the USB
did you test the USB disk <http://tinyurl.com/37v9y7m> prior to
no need to go any further until we are sure your install medium is good!
then, tell us if you had any errors during install?
and, was the machine connected to the net during install (so it could
fetch updated software)
> and figured this was the best place to go in regards
> to questions! I’m sorry if I’m not being specific enough
i don’t think most here expect you to be born with knowing exactly what
but, do tell us if you are installing 32 or 64 bit, and which desktop
environment you are installing…
> but if anyone
> can help I’d be more than happy to try to answer any questions that
> could help me get this installed.
by the way, does that Eee come in a box with a penguin printed on it,
next to the flying windows?