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BlackOpal64 won't install

Postby blueox » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:48 am

Hi all and nice to meet you.
It's the 1st time I'm here, just got surprised of how many great things you have created! Just awesome!
I'm mostly a Windows user, and having very few experience of Linux, I've decided to install to put away the Windows OS and start learning this one.
By the way, I'm into computers since the ZX Spectrum days (was playing mostly games then but after and Amstrad 6128 and various Commodore Amigas,
I became a much more advanced user) :)

Right now I'm having this issue. I am trying to install Black Opal 64 on a Windows 8 machine (on a 300Gb hard disk, I have a blank partition of 144Gb for Black Opal). The DVD starts reading for 3-4 seconds, just after BIOS post, and stops there while a cursor is blinking just below the 2nd screen line.
The keyboard is working normally (tried pressing the caps lock button) but it will stuck there without doing anything for ever.
Disconnecting the hard disk won't start the DVD. Maybe a BIOS setting needs to be changed?
The PC configuration is the following:
Motherboard: ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe
CPU: AMD Phenom 64 9950 2.6GHz
RAM: Kingston 6400D2 DDR2 (4Gb at 667MHz)
GPU: EVGA GTX-260
Hard disk: Maxtor 300Gb Sata2
OS installed: Windows 8 x64 Pro

Thank you.

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Re: BlackOpal64 won't install

Postby ryanvade » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:31 am

Hello.

Welcome to not only Oz Unity but also the Linux community!!!! Glad to have you here.

So, just some double checks:
1. DVD is set to boot?
2. Did you burn the iso to the DVD with a burn program or just copy/paste? ( I have to ask)
3. Is secure boot enabled or disabled?


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Re: BlackOpal64 won't install

Postby blueox » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:15 am

ryanvade wrote:1. DVD is set to boot?

DVD is the 1st device set to boot, 2nd is the hard disk.
ryanvade wrote:2. Did you burn the iso to the DVD with a burn program or just copy/paste? ( I have to ask)

I have burned the *.iso with Nero Express on a DVD-R.
ryanvade wrote:3. Is secure boot enabled or disabled?

I don't know what is secure boot or how it is set.

By the way, the same thing happens whatever I boot, Black Opal, Diamond or simply Ubuntu.

Still can't figure out what I miss here, first time this is happening. Is it something with the PC configuration? Or a BIOS setting?

Pfff..

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Re: BlackOpal64 won't install

Postby ryanvade » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:20 am

Secure Boot - Confirm Enabled or Disabled in Windows 8

If you are able to get to the Grub screen when booting the DVD, press 'e'. Then go to where it says 'quiet splash' and remove it. Then type nomodeset .
The boot with ctrl + x .

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Re: BlackOpal64 won't install

Postby UltimateCat3 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:11 pm

These video's helped me. Perhaps they will be of assistance to you; blueox - ;smile
Hope it helps:-

Part 1 Secure boot-

Part 2

Part 3
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Re: BlackOpal64 won't install

Postby blueox » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:34 am

I have finally managed to install the Black Opal 64 on my system with your help and a friend's help who is more experienced in Linux.
The biggest problem is the default updates from Australian server, which is very far from Greece and the speed / pings are extremely low / high
so the 1st I had to do is to change the update server.
The 2nd problem was some broken packages (libasound) which I had to repair.
The 3rd problem was to disable a repository from someone who closed in September (don't remember the name of it).

Also have to mention that the AM2+ sockets during boot / installation sequence, produce a "unreliable thermal sensor" message
which you have to fix in the future I think.

While writing these lines, the update manager is updating 850 updates so I will let you know for any problems later.

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Re: BlackOpal64 won't install

Postby UltimateCat3 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:34 pm

Glad you now have Black Opal installed- ;grin

With your Update Manager you will see in the Software Sources wizard and section that says:

Code: Select all

notify me of new Ubuntu Version

SET it to NEVER; trust me. Upgrading create's havoc. (least it did for me) and I had to re-install the distro all over again:-
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Re: BlackOpal64 won't install

Postby blueox » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:30 pm

Already done that, thanks a lot.
Black Opal 64 seems quite interesting, especially if you log out and select the other user-modes.
Media center also ROCKS! :-)

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Re: BlackOpal64 won't install

Postby UltimateCat3 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:05 am

blueox wrote:Already done that, thanks a lot.
Black Opal 64 seems quite interesting, especially if you log out and select the other user-modes.
Media center also ROCKS! :-)


Your Welcome- ;smile
Enjoy your new Black Opal distribution and have a good weekend- ;cheers


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