Sunday, March 10, 2013

When Linux Won't Install

There can be many reasons why linux will not install correctly like a bad cd or dvd a bad hard drive a bad optical drive or one thing that will cause errors and other strange behavior is bad system memory. I recently was working on a new install that had a few of these issues the dvd drive was bad so I replaced it and still came up with errors saying it could be the cd/dvd drive or the hard drive, this error came right after the area settings where you would pick your destination from a map then input your user name and password, I already did a test on the hard drive so I knew it was ok. At the beginning of a install from the Pinguy 12.04 dvd there is an option to test your memory, so I did and both sticks of ram was bad,I replaced the memory and then Pinguy was able to install correctly. Computer memory that is bad can cause very strange behavior so it is best to do a scan on it first, the scan will save you a lot of time and headaches and will only take around 15 minutes to show a bad stick usually.

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