Luke Venediger lukev123 at
Thu Mar 10 04:13:55 UTC 2005

Hi Don,

Please have a look at this doc for help on asking questions from a mailing list:

Luke Venediger.

On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 20:50:38 -0500, A1ex <radsky at> wrote:
> DON FERRIN wrote:
> > I want you to stop sending me any more E-Mails due to fact that I am
> > getting nothing but junk E-mails on stuff that don't pertain to my
> > problem, and you people don't  seem to have a clue on to what to do
> > about my problem or how to fix it. so please just cancel me out of
> > your list.
> > Don
> >
> >
> >
> I went back to your original posting and the responses you received were
> quite reaonable considering the information that was given in your
> original posting.    There really wan't much to work with.and the
> suggestions that were given indicate that responders  were really trying
> to help.  For one thing, you didn't say that you had no problem booting
> other CDs, for example, those that are for Windows..
> Sometimes a problem has a quick solution when all the details are
> available and sometimes it takes quite a few exchanges to pin-point the
> problem.  In any case,  it makes a big difference in how the problem is
> described.   It may seem to you that you described the problem
> adequately but in order for some people to understand your problem it
> may take a few back and forth
> exchanges.  Sometimes a response may not be clear to you.  In that case,
> ask for clarification.
> It helps if you've spent some time looking for answers in other sources
> on the web so you may be better able to describe
> your problem. on this list..
> This may seem like a foolish question but it has to be asked----by any
> chance were you trying to install ubuntu from
> from the Live CD  or were you using the Install CD?    Also, .there are
> three versions of CDs available, Intel x86,
> PowerPC, and AMD64/EM641..  I don't know which is the one for
> Compaq.--someone else on the list may know.
> Also, it may be that something may be amiss in your BIOS.other than just
> the boot setup.  In that case, it's not a ubuntu
> problem.
> What  might help is trying KNOPPIX.   The CD can be used two
> ways......working directly off the CD or it can
> be installed on hard drive.   UBUNTU uses separate CDs for this.   If
> you have a UBUNTU Live CD, try that.but
> don't try to install it on hard drive---just let it boot itself..  If it
> doesn't boot, the problem is in your computer and it might
> be best to look elsewhere for an answer..
> Don't give up on the UBUNTU list..  UBUNTU is an excellent system and so
> is the list.
> Good luck
> alex, the world's oldest linux fanatic (86+)
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