Laptop not reading operating system.

Discussion in 'Laptops / Netbooks' started by DBButterfly, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. DBButterfly

    DBButterfly New Member

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    I have an acer inspire laptop. My ex-roommate had installed and partioned both windows 7 and ubuntu linux onto it so I could switch back and forth between operating systems because I'm too lazy to always have to code out what I want the laptop to do. After 3 months the laptop is not detecting either operating system. When I try to boot up the ubuntu disk it leaves me with the following message:


    uncomppressing linux... ok, booting the kernel.
    [4294668.025000] PCI: Cannot allocate resource regin 0 of device 0000:00:1f.6

    It won't even allow me to run the disk as a live system like the book states I can do before deciding to install.

    How do I get the ubuntu disk to boot up linux so it will actually read an operating system?
    The book says I don't need to have an operating system on the laptop before installing linux. Is this true?
    And simply what do I do next?
  2. arochester

    arochester Well-Known Member

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    Have you changed the BIOS/Boot Order so that it boots from the CD-Rom first before the Hard Disk?
  3. DBButterfly

    DBButterfly New Member

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    yes I did do that.
  4. Nishit Patel

    Nishit Patel New Member

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    Seems like your system is detecting Linux to boot from. Try hitting Alt + Ctrl + F1 and see if you get login prompt.

    You can also try booting your system from some sort of live USB key.

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