[SOLVED] zorin wont install

[SOLVED] zorin wont install

Postby zorin0s » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:35 am

I got a new box, it didn't come with an OS because i wanted to re install zorin os on the computer, because I had been using it previously for a year. I re downloaded the distro, installed the cd, the computer loads and then it comes to the option screen asking if i want to install directley or try it out off the cd ect. It does not matter what option i choose, it loads to a grey screen and then does nothing apart from flash the curser in the top left hand corner. This is a brand new pc, and there shouldn't be anything wrong with it. specs are...

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Re: zorin wont install

Postby Wolfman » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:37 am

Hi,

if you are using a disk, did you follow this advice?:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4771

if you can see the boot menu when starting from the disk; you can try the following, as soon as you see the Zorin menu, press the "Tab" key and type "nomodeset" (you can also try "acpi=off" if nomodeset doesn't work for you) then press enter and see if it boots, there is also and option to boot in safe mode, you should try that also.

Other commands:

nolapic

edd=on

nodmraid


Have you tried Unetbootin on a USB stick?:

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

Let us know if this helps.

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Re: zorin wont install

Postby zorin0s » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:00 am

I have tried those commands. Nothing works. I even tried undtbootin and that froze too. Wih those commands am i suppossed to delete the long atring command that appears? If so i have done that and nohing works
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Re: zorin wont install

Postby Wolfman » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:49 am

Hi,

no!, you are only to add the commands at the end of the command string that you see once you press the "Tab" key, do not delete/replace anything in the command line that you see!.

What version of Zorin did you download?, if it is a 64 Bit version, try downloading the 32 Bit version instead!.

Have you checked the BIOS setup on your PC as it might be that it has a UEFI switch in there and you need to switch it off!.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFIBooting

Let us know how you get on.

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Re: zorin wont install

Postby zorin0s » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:35 am

Nothing worked. I did a bit of digging and came across a trick some people used with ubuntu. they replaced the "quiet splash" with nomodeset. I did that and it did boot up. Screen was all over the place though because i had not installed the nvidia drivers. Once i managed to get them installed, everything is all good now. I did all the updates ect ect, so it is finally going
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Re: zorin wont install

Postby Swarfendor437 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:40 pm

Well done! Will mark as [SOLVED]
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