Linux dual boot PC issues

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by charlieegan3, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

    charlieegan3

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    Note: I think this is the best place for this thread, if not please feel free to move it.

    I have a custom PC running Windows 7, I want to dual boot a linux distro for some programming tasks, as well as just to test something out.

    I've been creating Live USBs and booting from them, I've tried:
    Ubuntu 32
    Ubuntu 64
    Mint Cinnamon 32

    All of them open up fine in to the Unetbootin loader and then when you choose to run the OS from there It just sits for hours at a time (Longest I left one was 1.5hrs)

    Both Ubuntu ones just sit at the 1st screen with the little dots.

    The Mint one just sat at a lit black screen for ages.

    I'm going to assume that these are linked.

    All the live usbs passed the disk checks.

    I'm guessing there are load of different things that could have caused this but is there anything that is more likely? Just seems really odd to me.
     
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    charlieegan3

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    I know it's a really general issue but no one has any ideas?
     
  3. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

    charlieegan3

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    thanks very much for the lengthy reply and for taking the time to write all that out.

    however I think the issue is different from what you described.

    it's not that I'm unable to install it, it's that the live usbs won't even start, let alone let me install them.
     

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