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Link to this post 07 Aug 11

Please i need help. My laptop is a dell inspiron m5030. My processor is a amd athlon 2 p340 duel core 2.2ghz. Im trying to get linux on my computer and i cant find one to work. Ive used ubuntu on my desktop for years but that desktop is dead. i wouldnt mind trying something new out. Ubuntu will not work with my laptop. Fodora will not install. Opensuse and mandriva will not download properly. Please help i hate windows with a passion and im trying to fix it.

Link to this post 07 Aug 11

Ok we need more info to further assist you. What error messages are you receiving when installing ubuntu and fedora and can you outline the installation procedure for both ubuntu and fedora?

Also, how are you downloading the other distros. These are vital info that we need to assist you.

Link to this post 07 Aug 11

ubuntu will install fine and then when in loads up it gets to the desktop and nothing happens all it is is the desktop background and nothing else. The fedora was a live cd im downloading full dvd right now so well see if that works first.

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i was downloading from the distro sites but now im downloading from linux torrent site using torrents.

Link to this post 08 Aug 11

Based upon your hardware I cannot see any restrictions that would cause any issues. The problem may be due to odd bios settings or a misconfigured video card. Can you tell us what video card is installed in your computer?

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