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Author Topic: Hello and I need a hand already  (Read 2392 times)


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Hello and I need a hand already
« on: April 09, 2009, 04:32:24 pm »

My name is Gary and I am a Linux junkie. I have used some form of Linux for 15 years. I bought the New Gold edition of Vector today and have completed downloading and burning both CD's
The live CD starts to load and I get to the open file part and then it hangs and sits untill it says boot fail and offers to retry. This just repeats itsrlf over again. I am currently using Mint and have loaded over fifty flavours on this box so I am sure it will load. Should I re-download and try again? I will give that a try and see if that helps,.
Thanks and I look forward to trying this .


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Re: Hello and I need a hand already
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 07:25:58 pm »

Hi, and welcome.

Did you check the md5sum of the CD(s)? If they don't match, you will need to download again. Also, I would suggest using wget with the -c option to download, since it will resume if necessary.

Also, I've found in the past that for reliable results with bootable CDs, I need to burn them using the slowest rate I can. If using something like Brasero or K3b to do the burning, I would also set the software to check the CD when the burn completes.

Good luck.....

Whoops... Should also have said that 6.0 Standard god does not have a live CD at this stage (  ;D at least, not unless something has slipped past while I wasn't paying attention). The first CD is an install CD with a graphical install program. Optionally, you can select a non-graphical install, which may suit some hardware better.

« Last Edit: April 09, 2009, 07:31:16 pm by toothandnail »