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  • I did it. I partitioned the hard drive right down the middle, and it worked. I guess it had something to do with an old BIOS.

    by Davidsordiff 2 months ago

  • I believe the problem lies in the BIOS some how. I changed out the hard drives in both machines, and still nothing. I'm only able to boot and load widows or DOS. The thing that puzzles me is there is no post BIOS setting. I've tried usb and external CD/DVD. Same thing won't boot Linux. I've installed many machines with these disks with no problems at all.

    by Davidsordiff 2 months ago

  • The only thing that comes close to you problem is, a desktop once showed a commandline enviremomnent after completing installation. But that was due to the weak very onboard graphicsadapter. And since Ubuntu 14.04 only.

    by Kepheus 2 months ago

  • Try booting from a USB stick, if possible of course.

    by DaveCas 2 months ago

  • I installed various OS on many pc's and notebooks but never heard of such a problem. Maybe you created a unique errormessage, happens to me sometimes;) Or the DVD is corrupt if the error occurs on both machines. The errormessage is the key. Write it down! Good luck!

    by Kepheus 2 months ago

  • Before I started any of this I used HIREN'S BOOTCD and did a secure erase.

    by Davidsordiff 2 months ago

  • Both machines boot from the CD/DVD drives, but fail half way through the loading and crash hard. I changed the boot order to boot the CD/DVD first. O early on I remember getting a error message, something about the ATA security.

    by Davidsordiff 2 months ago

  • your machines don't seem to boot from the cd/dvd drive. is that possible?

    by Kepheus 2 months ago

  • Check your BIOS settings perhaps?

    by DaveCas 2 months ago

  • I have 2 old computers. One a HP laptop with a celeron processor, and a tower with a celeron processor. I've tried to install ubuntu.unity.sorin/manjaro,and linexmint. They won't install. both machines will bootup and install DOS or Windows.

    by Davidsordiff 2 months ago