Linux AV 6.0.1 Will install but not boot once USB is removed

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by ChrisW, Oct 11, 2013.

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Have you installed AV Linux before or encountered this problem?

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  4. No, I have no clue what this problem might be.

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  5. Actually, I know what hardware or ISO issues you may have had (please tell me)

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  1. ChrisW

    ChrisW New Member

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    I am currently away from my tower pc, so my specs will be posted later today.
    The pc in question is able to run the "trial" of it on a bootable usb (SD card in adapter, it works and has worked before with chromium OS) I believe I have installed the correct version onto the SD card, but I believe that there is nothing wrong with the distro or the installation, as I have partitioned the HDD in the manner that the guide on the website has done. (www.bandshed.net/AVLinux.html) This is the site I got it from. I can't figure out how to get the torrent download to work, so I used the secondary download mirror. I downloaded the 2nd file, the 2.7 GB one.


    What would anyone reccomend doing? I have tried it with the hard drive partitioned in ext2,3,and 4 (the only modes available by using gparted and such.)
    I get to the screen where it says It's been installed, and then when the command line says to remove usb and hit enter, I do that, and it reboots, but doesn't get any farther than that. I partitioned 75 GB for ext, and the remaining 1-2 GB for linux-swap. I used the correct swap partition and correct /home partition. I used the /boot drive, not the 1st option for advanced users or whatever.

    If you need any more information I'll gladly do it again and walk you through what I did, but I followed the guide on the www.bandshed.net/avlinux.html distro site.

    Please help, as the only other distros I've installed were Mint and I didn't choose to install a Unetbootin of ubuntu. AV linux looks like great fun for a secondary system for editing with something besides windows movie maker, and it is a fun distro from the hour I've used it just playing around on the bootable usb.

    Thanks
    Chris W
    BTW- I've got a Pentium, AMD GPU of some sort, and ~4GB ram. It can run windows 7, and I plan on using a 80GB HDD as opposed to my 250GB Windows 7 HDD, so as to easily switch between the two OS's without sacrificing boot time, allowing me to make sandwitches and eat food while the PC boots.
  2. arochester

    arochester Active Member

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    Is Linux your sole OS or are you dual booting? If the latter what version of Windows have you got?

    Where did you put Grub Boot Loader? Is this a reference to it?:
    What was the first option? MBR?
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  3. ChrisW

    ChrisW New Member

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    Yes. Grub Boot loader was put onto the partition that was formatted to ext 2, 3, or 4 depending on what trial. Also, yes, it was the MBR, I just couldn't think of it. Should I try to use MBR or continue with grub boot loader

    Disclaimer- I am not currently at the computer and therefore cannot repeat the process to ensure that my shoddy memory is correct. I'll do the best I can to remember what's up, but I will make sure to correct myself later

    Thanks,
    Chris W
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    arochester Active Member

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    I did ask if Linux was your sole OS or if you have Windows. I ditched Windows a while ago - XP, where it would have gone on the MBR (Master Boot Record). I have no real experience of Vista, 7 or 8!

    The MBR is a tiny little section on your hard drive and that is the usual place to put the Boot. It should be better detected there .
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  5. ChrisW

    ChrisW New Member

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    Thanks, I'll try that now. By the way, Windows 7 isn't half bad, but as a frequent XP user, it was really astounding how much they could rework everything while still managing to improve a lot of it and then confuse me all at the same time. It's just like any operating system but with a few visual wows. I'll post into this forum when AV Linux gets working.
  6. ChrisW

    ChrisW New Member

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    Yep! Running AV Linux now. Thanks to arochester, the issue was Me not choosing MBR (Master Boot Record). Thanks!
  7. ChrisW

    ChrisW New Member

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    Yep! Running AV Linux now. The issue was Me not choosing MBR (Master Boot Record). Thanks!

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