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It seems that eMachines are basically impossible to install linux on for some reason, I read it in a article somewhere but I am not sure.

for Compaq, it is probably the same thing because they usually have recovery drives in little partitions to restore your OS such as XP.
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when posting here im using a compaq presario sr1115cl. i tried loading the cd on it. it boots it fine, even asks me if i wanna install, goes to its desktop
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So you got it to work on the COMPAQ?
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no this is a different compaq, the other is a deskpro en 1ghz
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This is very weird.

Have you tried using different HD's? Thats all I got.
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tried 3 4.3gig's 2 6.4gigs and 1 15gig
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i eneded up getting a free dvdrom drive and threw it in, well it boot ubuntu completely, and installed :whistling: sadly i did it all for nothing as i didnt like it. reformated installed xp pro
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aw bummer man

I didnt like it either.. it took me hours to install programs from research.. I need to study it more.. its good for a free OS though
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