The day after Windows 7 installation. June 9, 2009Posted by tumaix in planetkde-tomazcanabrava.
Since everybody appeared to stay that I’m a moron for not having recovery tools ready, and that I’m a moron for not knowing how to recupere a merged 60gb ntfs partition with a 120gb ext3 partition ( that, by the way, I didn’t asked for the windows installer to merge ), only one thing to say: What a great and helpful community.
1 – windows is used as ‘even my grandma can use.’ – well, my mother doesn’t know how to recover data too. , so, let’s stop this fight, okay?
today I was trying to install linux again, and hopefully dont lose the win7 partition, it was a pain to make everything work as I expect it.
Mandriva 2009.1 free x64 dvd
Fedora 11 x64 KDE live
Arch Linux netinstall
Installed mandriva, the instalation worked beautifully. everything was being installed and the world was a pure and happy place.
boot on mandriva, ok, good, KDM login. so I put my username and password, kde starts the splashscreen and I go take a shower, because I’m stinky.
when I’m back, it’s still on the splashscreen. I press ‘numlock’ to see if the computer is frozen, it is. rebooted, same result. tried to go on the ‘failsafe’ just to discover that the failsafe is failing. cant boot.
then I log onto windows, go to irc mandriva channel, explain my problem. another dude sayd that he had the same one and it was caused by some usb periferics. since my mouse and keyboard are usb, could be that. one other guy asked me to use runlevel 3, I try. still freezing and no sign of anything onscreen ( no bash or whatsoever ).
finally I got tired of trying, and burned the Fedora 11 live cd.
verified to see if it was correctely burned, it was, put it into the dvd drive, and rebooted the pc. it let me choose a few things, boot from cd, boot from first hard drive and such, I booted from CD, obviously. I/O ERROR Framebuffer something.
thinking that it could be the CD’s fault ( It was all messed up, with scrathes ) I bought a new one, and tried again.
then I installed Arch. worked. nothing bad happened. I thank you, Arch Developers, but it’s just too much configuration for mee. I’m now on windows again, trying to download Chakra ( Arch based ) and install to see if it will work, if not, I will go back to ubuntu.
Still a little bit frustrated for losing my songs and stuff, but that’s life, I could waited and used some tool to recover my things, but I was in a hurry to finish a university thing…