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It didn't appear to change anything...No difference really, so I don't think the commands I'm entering are actually taking...
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just reinstall, if the same thing happens then its a hardware failure
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Yeah, I was gonna' do that after I got off work anyways...So, in about 45 minutes I'll be headin' underway, and I'll be sure to post if it worked or not. I'd find it hard to believe it's bad hardware...Mebbe hardware incompatibility, but I'm pretty sure the hardware otherwise works fine. But I guess we'll see though huh?
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Maybe you shouldn't be using Debian, maybe you should try something that involves YOU less, maybe WINDOWS? Seeing as how you don't like to take peoples ideas without sarcasm...
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as i remember, linux always needs a swap partition, no matter what
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as i remember, linux always needs a swap partition, no matter what
Well, then you'd be wrong, as I'm running this laptop computer with Ubuntu and OpenSuSE dual boot with no swap partition for neither.

EDIT: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-186234.html
In case you had doubts...
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Maybe you shouldn't be using Debian, maybe you should try something that involves YOU less, maybe WINDOWS? Seeing as how you don't like to take peoples ideas without sarcasm...
I didn't "like" your idea because you didn't read what I had posted, and didn't bother to check my specs, which I gave as indicated. If you had seen that, you would have known that I hadn't been overclocking. I'm not mad or anything about it. Just sayin', please read my whole argument before you toss me any ideas. No need to get upset about it.

EDIT: Also, shadowrunner340, again, nothing against you neither, just saying please to know for sure when you try to give some advice before you hand it out. As in a different scenario it could have been a lot worse.
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post #18 of 22
ok well i WAS sure of it. everything i've read and been taught about Linux says that a swap partition is necessary. maybe that's just because it's generally considered to be a good idea. idk

if it's not necessary, then you shouldn't have any problems with it booting, unless it's takin all the memory you got to boot it. other than that, i don't know what could be the problem
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ok well i WAS sure of it. everything i've read and been taught about Linux says that a swap partition is necessary. maybe that's just because it's generally considered to be a good idea. idk

if it's not necessary, then you shouldn't have any problems with it booting, unless it's takin all the memory you got to boot it. other than that, i don't know what could be the problem
its DEFINITELY not nessary, it can even compiled out of the kernel
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Ok, latest info.

I decided to do away with the XP Partition and just let Debian have the whole drive, the idea is to make as little changes as possible from the most basic install possible.
So...

It used the entire drive which is an 80GB Drive.
I let it use a default swap file this time of 2.7GB.
It format the drive using EXT2fs.

It pretty much does the same thing. And I still think it may be those same things causing the issues.

I didn't really cite anything last time so my theory was this- http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/APIC

Linux has been known to have issues with the APIC, which causes hard lockups, and the APIC Timer Module not syncing with the kernel is why I believe it said-
<0> Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal error in interrupt

As a bonus, I entered the command, noapic @ the end of the kernel line, and it got me farther.
So I believe with the noapic command entered the apic is no longer an issue. I believe there is a new issue at hand.

Before when it halted, I couldn't type anything.
Now, when it halts, I can type stuff on the keyboard, although it doesn't actually take commands. What I did notice, is that it gave me a new error-
Something about failing to start a program- /lib/udev/net.agent

Doing some quick research I was unable to find anything about it. I'm still kinda' unsure of what it is. I'm at work again right now, so I'll do some more research and edit this post if I find anything. Again, thanx for your help guys.
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