I have a linux puppy 2.12 seamonkey live CD and it boots fine, once its up though I can't really see the desktop. I see stuff (like icons) but in very fuzzy resolution and I cant really operate it. It looks like a driver problem, but I dont know... thanks for helping out
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Re: puppy 2.12 seamonkey on my acer travelmate 507T
Oh, I've had this issue before. You may have your resolution set too high or your installation program has selected the wrong driver for your display. Your going to have to go into display settings and change your display to the correct one.
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Do You have any bootable(like Operating CD, Linux Live CD etc) CD or DVD... You can try booting from CD or DVD.to boot from CD you need to restart computer enter to your BIOS an dchange your first boot device to CD or DVD. If those CD or DVD are booting then there is no problem with your Drive, it can be becuase of windows. now if still you have same problem then try to get one DVD Lance cleaner and try cleaning your Drive's Lance.
Puppy Linux is a live linux distribution, less than 100 MB, which is the main purpose of the use of CD, USB flash, MP3 Player, camera, etc.. Puppy comes with all codecs and is completely Multimedia ready. Read and write in NTFS.
1.b) Puppy is distributed as an ISO image. It is necessary to burn it to CD using the option of your program to burn CDs Burn CD ISO image (Windows - Nero / Burn Image to Disc, for example)
1.c) Then you need to restart your computer. 1.d) Depending on the options your motherboard, it is necessary when starting your computer keyboard press: F8 or F12 or Esc, etc.. Thus you will appear a menu where you choose your CD drive. After Puppy menu comes before you.
2) How to put Puppy on a USB flash drive
2.a) Format the USB flash drive in the FAT32 filesystem. (Windows) (MyComputer, right click on your USB flash drive, Format, File System = FAT32, start)
2.b) Boot Puppy from the CD Then Menu / Setup / Puppy universal installer Choose what you need. Complete the installation process to end. Restart your computer
Depending on the options your motherboard, it is necessary when starting your computer keyboard press: F8 or F12 or Esc, etc.. Thus you will appear a menu where you choose your USB flash drive. After Puppy menu comes before you.
2.c) The Puppy Live mode see all your Windows and all. partitions and you can now manipulate them.
I had the same problem, This is what I did to fix. get a recent copy of a live disc from linux, run and boot from live disc, I used puppy linux as is small and can run from ram completely, after puppy is up and running you can mount the drive your trying to get photos off, find the photos and copy the not move, to either a portable flash drive or to the c drive acceses through puppy mounting utility, after copying all the photos you require then formatt the drive in linux puppy to ntfs, after this is done shut down puppy remove puppy disc and restart copmuter back to windows and the drive should be accessable once again, I hope this helps
First find out if the problem is hardware or software: boot from a Linux Live-CD like http://pclinuxos.com/ If in there the screen is ok then it's a software problem. Boot again in Windows and uninstall the video driver. If after you have rebooted the image is again bad then the problem is in Windows itself, the best solution is to save all your data and reinstall.
you'll need to backup your critical info on a storage medium and replace your hard drive. As there is noo telling when the hard drive will crash maybe today maybe next year. If you need help in removing the hard drive please state model and i will help
If you have a Windows disk, put it in the CD and see if you can boot from that. You didn't say what operating system you have, but you should be able to boot from a CD/DVD if the system is working properly. Once you boot it, you'll need to get to the command prompt (varies according to your operating system) and see if you can see drive C: You should also, on startup, press the key that puts you into setup (normally F2). You can then look at the system devices and see if it reports that there is a hard drive. If it fails the tests, above, then your hard drive is probably bad.
When checking this, I always see if I can get to the drive by booting from a CD/DVD first.
Unfortunately the Travelmate doesn't come with any other way to format the computer to factory settings. However you do have 2 options. The first is to contact Acer who still provide OS discs for your laptop (They will charge you $49.95 including shipping). The second is to use a free Operating System such as Linux. I recommend Ubuntu www.ubuntu.org as it is very easy to use, has a great community support group and you can try by using a Live CD before formatting.
try downloading it again or burning it slower, it may have caused an error. also, try getting it from a different site. also try the not live cd version and just run it.(if that is an option)if you are completely locked out of windows and have a mobile hard drive, try using a linux live cd(try puppy linux, it can be installed to usb flashdrives and have the session saved onto the cd) and install then run the linux version of the not live cd. it SHOULD work. but i haven't tried it. hope that helps. cheers!