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PCLinuxOS freezes before I can install

by theintrospect / March 30, 2009 12:04 AM PDT

Ok, I have a pc that I reset the CMOS on and booted back up. I decided to get an ISO Image of PCLinuxOS and boot it up on it. By the way the specs are: Intel Celeron 1.2ghz 40gb hd 128mb ram desktop. I got it to boot the OS up fine but after it logs on it runs so slow from the disc it freezes up when I doublee click on install OS to HD.

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Sounds like heat to me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 30, 2009 12:34 AM PDT

Celerons do that if they heat up. 128MB might be too slim for PCLinuxOS.

Try DSL next.

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by theintrospect / March 30, 2009 1:02 AM PDT

Is that a linux os?

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(NT) Do try to look for such things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 30, 2009 1:08 AM PDT
In reply to: DSL?
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(NT) thanks
by theintrospect / March 30, 2009 1:45 AM PDT
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got dsl running from cd
by theintrospect / March 30, 2009 2:38 AM PDT
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But when I go to partion the drive I get a fatal error. I've put hda, hda0, hda1 and all did the same. Any advice?

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That's a big clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 30, 2009 3:20 AM PDT

Something is busted on that PC. Makes you wonder.

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I got it now
by theintrospect / March 30, 2009 4:38 AM PDT
In reply to: That's a big clue.

Thanks for the info, got it installed (guess i was partitioning wrong)how do you find the usb drive? I have a netgear wireless modem and the reciever is usb. how do I set that up?

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For that...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 30, 2009 5:02 AM PDT
In reply to: I got it now

You have to find a forum that is about your selected OS and hope someone has got your wifi working so they can share what they did.

But no one will ever help those that don't provide make and model numbers.

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of the pc?
by theintrospect / March 30, 2009 5:37 AM PDT
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HP Pavilion 7915 Intel Celeron 1.2gHz 40 gb hd 128 mb of ram

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Don't worry.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 30, 2009 5:49 AM PDT
In reply to: of the pc?

They'll correct you if you don't tell. I won't correct you because you may think it rude of me to ask for such details.

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Reply linux os
by einzen / March 30, 2009 7:04 AM PDT

Try using an .iso from this mirror in my experience they are extremely reliable and extremely fast download speeds

Message was edited by: admin to remove signature link which is prohibited in these forums

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Got it installed
by theintrospect / March 30, 2009 10:49 AM PDT
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I got DSL installed fine but how do you access the usb ports, for my wireless internet reciever is usb.

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Like Bob told you, you go to ...
by Edward ODaniel / March 31, 2009 2:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Got it installed

one of the Linux forums where someone might be able to tell you where they found drivers.

He also told you that you need to supply make and model and all anyone here knows about that wireless USB dongle is that it is wireless USB (hint, since not all wireless USB dongles are created equal (b, bg, n, bgn, etc.) casually mentioning MAKE AND MODEL of EVERYTHING would prove beneficial (many Linux forums are less user friendly and if necessary info is not provided will simply tell you to RTFM (Read the (and here I will paraphrase) Fine manual).

Here is a link to a list of forums that should provide you an answer -

I will bet that if you go to that link above and start with the DOCUMENTATION link you will find, on looking around the 126 alphebetized articles, Verified Wireless Cards which should provide some interesting reading.

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by FrankQC / March 31, 2009 12:29 PM PDT
In reply to: Got it installed

You're using DSL but I'll try to help.

I use Debian-based distributions and when I want to access my USB I go in terminal and type cd /media/disk/

Then you're in the USB Storage Device. If you want to move, say, file firefox.exe then you would type: mv "firefox.exe" "/home/(username)/Desktop"

Hope that helped.

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