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Postby onika » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:53 pm

I'm really a beginner, so pardon my language.

I tried to install Linux according to the link http://apcmag.com/5046/how_to_dual_boot ... lled_first
but with a CD with Ubuntu 7.10. Nothing succeeded.

First of all: "Get started". The main partition on AmiloPa2510 is on D: and not C: as shown on the web page. Fine, a colleague said I should do it with D:. Done.

Now: "Install Ubuntu". I do as they say and select "Start or install Ubuntu". The Vista machine hums and blinks, and everything looks good. But then I don't get any icons on any desktops, but instead it's all like MS-DOS with some commands and all finishes with:
" ubuntu@ubuntu:$ "

Anyone with a successful installation of Linux there?
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Postby hikaru » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:11 pm

It sounds like a common problem, when resizing the Vista-partition with other tools than Vista.

To solve your problems please follow these steps:
1. Run a recovery installation from your Vista-DVD (and pray that your icons return)
2. Resize the Vista-partition with Vista, not with gparted (that comes with Ubuntu)
3. Install Ubuntu on the free space.
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Postby brzeti » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:56 pm

There is a bug in X Windows which prevents running it in 1280x800 resolution - a native resolution of the vast majority of modern notebooks. X Windows is a part of most of linux distros out there, therefore most of them was affected. I have also tried installing a few linux distros like ubuntu: 7.10 , freespire 2.0, Gentoo 2007, Backtrack, debian 4.0, fedora 8 and a few others on my amilo pa 2510 with little or no luck. The only distro which currently works for me perfectly without additional workarounds is OpenSuse 10.3 . Most of the official releases are affected however nightly builds should have this bug already solved.

http://software.opensuse.org/

BTW a simple workaround would be turning off your notebook lcd monitor. It's a bit difficult to turn off laptop monitor but you may plug in an additional external monitor and switch to it. This way I have manged to install Backtrack but since it is a live-cd distro, it was a bit tiresome to dive after the plug under my desk every time I've wanted to boot from cd. You may try this method with ubuntu.

Good Luck! Please inform us about results!
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Postby hikaru » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:43 am

The X-window-"bug" can easily be solved (at least in Linuxes installed to the HDD).
I successfully tested it in all Linuxes mentioned above (and some others) except Gentoo and Backtrack (surely works there too).

1) Open \etc\X11\xorg.conf as root (replace "\" with "/")
2) Search for Section "Screen"
3) There go to SubSection "Display" *
4) Add "1280x800" to the line called Modes *
5) Restart your X-Server or reboot

* If not extisting, create it.

In the end it should look like this (or similar):
Code: Select all
Section "Screen"
  DefaultDepth 24
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      15
    Modes      "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600"
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      16
    Modes      "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600"
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      24
    Modes      "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600"
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      8
    Modes      "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600"
  EndSubSection
  Device       "Device[0]"
  Identifier   "Screen[0]"
  Monitor      "Monitor[0]"
EndSection
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Postby brzeti » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:19 pm

Thanks hikaru!
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