Solved Cant seem to install an operating system-maybe MB problem?

April 20, 2014 at 04:45:15
Specs: windowsvists home, ?/2gb
Hi tried to install windows vista then Ubuntustudio on this laptop and the system is resiting me. Linux is the last thing i tried to install and it gave me the things on the screen then if on long enough it turns off. While the error is on the screen as pictured the caps lock led light blinks green. Never come across anything like this.

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I cant estimate time wise before it goes black or goes to this screen thing. It is somewhere down the install process. The only other thing that might have done something wrong because of it is when i was doing the windows install i might have deleted or formatted the wrong partition. This laptop is showing that there are 2 hard drives but i thought it was two partitions. I also read somewhere that there is some type of retore process but i dont have a restore cd/dvd.
The psu seems to be very hot too and there is a smell. I rebooted many times so the psu is not completely dead. Is it possible that its on its way out?

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#1
April 20, 2014 at 08:23:43
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"kernel panic not syncing"

That's typically caused by bad RAM modules that need replacing so replace those with new ones before using one of options below:

Option 1

Try factory recovery (assuming you haven't wiped the recovery partition). Check your laptop makers website (support section) for which key needs to pressed at boot time to start Factory Recovery.
info may also be in your laptops user manual.

If recovery fails because the recovery data is missing, try:

Option 2

Contact your laptop manufacturer and ask if they can supply you with a set of recovery discs for your model.

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#2
April 20, 2014 at 08:25:55
You didn't post the make/model of the laptop so it's impossible for anyone to look up the specs or check to see if it actually has 2 HDDs or not. My guess is NO. Have you tested the RAM?

http://www.memtest86.com/download.htm

I don't know why you chose either of those OS's. IMO, Vista shouldn't even be a consideration & you didn't say which version of Ubuntu Studio you have. The latest version (based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) was just released a couple of days ago. And since you only have 2GB RAM, you should be installing the 32-bit version (unless you plan on upgrading to 4GB+ in the near future).

http://ubuntustudio.org/2014/04/ubu...

You didn't explain how you wanna setup the HDD. Do you want to dual boot or are you just trying to get any OS to install? If you want to install Windows, boot off the DVD, delete ALL partitions, then create one or more new ones, format & proceed.

If you want to dual boot Windows + Linux, delete ALL partitions, then create two or more new ones, format & proceed with the Windows install. After that's done, Ubuntu can be installed as WUBI installation or you can do a full dual boot. To do a WUBI install, just pop the disk in the drive while still in Windows & wait for the menu to pop up, then choose "Install Inside Windows" & follow the instructions. If you want a full install, just boot off the Ubuntu DVD, go into a live session, then click the Install icon on the Ubuntu desktop & follow the instructions.

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#3
April 20, 2014 at 08:36:12
Oh thanks i hope i have a spare stick of ram to test it out with. I am looking at this for someone else and he wouldnt know what to buy.
I think i did delete the recovery partition. I made a mistake. I just didnt realise i did it at the time.
Looks like that website doesnt send recovery disks to australia so thats not going to result in anything :0( ah well

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#4
April 20, 2014 at 08:36:55
OK ok maybe i can get the owner of the laptop to get the disks...thanks

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#5
April 20, 2014 at 08:39:18
Yes i did post the model in the under part of the post. I don't know where it sits when u c it.
Doesnt matter about the os. I chose what was already installed on it and the key printed on the base of the unit. So doesn't matter. I chose linux because i had it on hand...to c if the problem was windows or not...so doesn't matter.
None of the other things apply so lets move to a solution.

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#6
April 20, 2014 at 13:39:00
We see the same as you so I've no idea where the model number went. Just give it to us in a response.

Sounds like a hardware fault - best eliminate RAM from equation first. You could also try cleaning RAM edge connectors with a pencil eraser then popping stick(s) in and out a few time to ensure there is no oxide on the sockets themselves.

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#7
April 20, 2014 at 18:39:22
"Doesnt matter about the os"

I wish you would have explained what you were doing. It would have saved me from wasting my time writing out response #2.

Anyhow, you can download the 3 files needed to create a Vista disk at the following site. There's a tutorial on how to burn the disk about 3/4 down the page. Hopefully the product key you have will work.

http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/techno...


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#8
April 20, 2014 at 19:09:43
Ok i don't know why computing.net is not exposing the model number or was. Anyway i thought because the site has that it is a short cut to showing that info to ppl that reply. If i try to list everything some repliers say no that's too much and some say that s too much. Balance is hard on computing.net these days. Its a Toshiba a200 model psaf6a-02q0in. Haven't had a chance to do anything yet with the ram. Oh thanks had forgotten the rubber technique

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#9
April 20, 2014 at 19:12:35
Yes well i didn't think of it. Too many things happen and i get sick of presumption s.
ok these discs do they cost something? I am not a working person and just doing a neighbour a favour...thanks

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#10
April 21, 2014 at 01:42:43
Oh and do they deliver the cd/dvd to australia?

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#11
April 21, 2014 at 09:06:44
OK tried 2 sticks of 1gb ram on this laptop thta had spare but the same problems happened. I think i will just give up on it. The laptop is way too hot so might be more than one issue. This time also after it showed the error on the screen there was a crackle sound. I just dont think its worth spending more time on

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#12
April 21, 2014 at 11:25:16
OK, thanks for feedback anyhow.

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#13
May 25, 2014 at 19:29:53
Heard from the person i passed this laptop to that he found a solution. He went inside the lappie and uplugged as much as possible also when he reinstalled windows he did a full format which is what i tried to do but i am bad at formatting. He said the full format got rid of some obsticle i think...maybe bad sectors? i dont know. Anyway the lappie has a new life :0)

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#14
May 29, 2014 at 09:29:34
Glad to hear it - thanks for updating us.

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