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I have 200gb parition for Vista and a 40gb for Linux. Fedora was on it, but it freezes (i think because of my OC), so i was going to try another distro. I tried Slamd64, couldnt get LILO installed. I just tried Arch Linux, GRUB wouldnt install on that either. It said to look at dev/tty5 for output, but i got permission denied. Any ideas?
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>sudo -i
>>grub
>>>root (hd0,1)
>>>setup (hd0)
>>>quit
>>exit
>
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sudo returned command not found.
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may have to give the full path of the command. sudo is probably under /usr/bin.
so: /usr/bin/sudo
(shouldn't need to do sudo on a livecd though)

Thats odd that that Lilo or Grub wouldn't install. Do you have more than one driver? Was it trying to write to the MBR?
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Its not a livecd, its just an install.

I dont know about the bootloader and drivers, i tried like every option i could to install it, same error everytime. I tried to get it to write to the MBR but same error as everything else. Im clueless.
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If sudo doesn't work try su
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I installed FC6 again, installed fine, bootloader and everything. But it freezes too. Wonder if it would freeze at 3.2ghz, if it does its not worth downclocking any more. WinSMP would be faster for folding.
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Could maybe try the new Fedora 7, and see if you have better luck with it.
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Could maybe try the new Fedora 7, and see if you have better luck with it.
I tried that first, then tried FC6, both were the same.

I gave Ubuntu another shot and it finally installed for me. I folded on it for an hour and it was great (11 minutes per %). I installed the nvidia driver via apt-get, exited the folding console, went to log out and it froze (there were some lines across the screen when it froze, but not terrible). I reinstalled Ubuntu (x server problem trying to get the drivers from nvidias site installed), installed the nvidia drivers from their site, and all has been good so far, been folding again for 45 minutes. Hope it doesnt freeze again. Thanks for the suggestions.
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