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Xandros won't load onto my computer

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At the moment I have Windows XP running on my computer and would like to put a dual setup with Xandros.
Have been trying to load the Xandros system onto my computer and cannot seem to get it to work.
Have tried loading it with "custom install" but all it does is a dos rundown of stuff (have no idea what as don't understand dos at all) and than comes up with the screen telling you to take the disc out and restart computer. When you do restart it goes straight to windows xp.
Tried doing a disc defrag and then loading the cd again but still does the same.
Have read that you are supposed to get boxes like in windows during the loading but have not had these at all either.

It is the standard OS that I am trying to load and I know that this doesn't automatically provide a partition for it, is this wjy I can't get it to work?  How do you  do this manually?

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"Have tried loading it with "custom install" but all it does is a dos rundown of stuff (have no idea what as don't understand dos at all) and than comes up with the screen telling you to take the disc out and restart computer"

Sounds completely borked. selecting "custom install" should bring you to a screen to pick what software to install and then how you want  your disks configured.  The output after you pick 'custom install' might be helpful.

You could also try 'express install' and see what happens... (Backup your data first!!)

BTW, its not 'dos' that comes on the screen -- its just plain text. DOS is an operating system ;)
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"BTW, its not 'dos' that comes on the screen -- its just plain text. DOS is an operating system"

Oh, thanks.  I think I probably meant that it is all a lot of text stuff that comes on the screen, just assumed thats what DOS was :)  must be more of an amateur at computer stuff than I thought :)

When the disc boots when I turn on my computer it brings up to press SHIFT for troubleshooting, which I do (if I don't press shift then the screen goes to black with Xandros written along the bottom and in the top left hand corner text saying that it is reading cd and after a couple of minutes it comes up with OK. then doesn't do anything else) Anyway, when I press SHIFT it comes up with choices of which install to do. I have used all of them and none of them have worked.

So,  am I the only one who has had this problem, and if so, could it be the disc?        
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Maybe Xandros is having a hard time detecting your hardware. Do the other install modes dump the same information onto the screen?

If you dont get an answer in these forums, I would suggest trying forums.xandros.com.

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