Linux doesn't get installed!

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I'm have a Toshiba Laptop ( satellite a660 1h7 ) , It has only 4 gigs of ram and window runs kinda slow on it. so i wanted to install linux on it but i face a problem:

I have tried to install following linux distributions:-
Linux Mint
Ubuntu
Lubuntu
Linux Lite
PuppyLinux
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All of these linux distributions are installed from original websites and i use rufus to make a bootable usb and when i plug it in my laptop it shows the installation page and does the whole setup thing and when i restart my laptop all it does say on screen is : Failed to boot from SSD/HDD
(I have already installed linux many times but in virtualbox and this kind of problem is new for me)
My Laptop Specs:
Legacy bios version 1.80 (its very old laptop from 2007 and doesnt support UEFI BioS )
RAM 4GB
SDD 128gb
Nvidia Graphics (512mb)
Core i5 (1st Gen)




Is there any way to download linux on it? :(
 


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All of these linux distributions are installed from original websites and i use rufus to make a bootable usb and when i plug it in my laptop it shows the installation page and does the whole setup thing and when i restart my laptop all it does say on screen is : Failed to boot from SSD/HDD

There aren't too many details here to go on, but the following comes to mind which will hopefully be helpful.

This looks like the computer has been configured to boot from its internal hard drive, and not the usb. Laptops from 2007 were often capable of booting from usb, but one needs to check that capability in the BIOS. Usually that problem is resolved by entering the BIOS, finding the boot options menu, and selecting the usb as the first bootable item.

There are often two ways to boot from usb, one is to configure the BIOS to boot from the usb port first, in which case the machine usually boots the iso on the usb on start up. The second means, is to bring up a boot menu on starting the machine through pressing a key like F12. The boot menu usually includes the plugged-in usb, and then it can be selected. The particular key is often shown on a screen that first appears with the manufacturer's logo, or on a screen directly after that. It can slip by very quickly. If such screen is not appearing, that can usually be configured in the BIOS by disabling fast booting. The particular key for the machine can also be found online at the manufacturer's website if this facility is available on the machine.

Some general info on installing is here:
including a link on checking the shasums to verify that the iso is a valid copy and suitable for installation. One ought to verify the iso files on the usb so that if there are booting problems, at least a bad write can be excluded as being implicated.
 
I'm have a Toshiba Laptop ( satellite a660 1h7 ) , It has only 4 gigs of ram and window runs kinda slow on it. so i wanted to install linux on it but i face a problem:

I have tried to install following linux distributions:-
Linux Mint
Ubuntu
Lubuntu
Linux Lite
PuppyLinux
__________________
____________________________________

All of these linux distributions are installed from original websites and i use rufus to make a bootable usb and when i plug it in my laptop it shows the installation page and does the whole setup thing and when i restart my laptop all it does say on screen is : Failed to boot from SSD/HDD
(I have already installed linux many times but in virtualbox and this kind of problem is new for me)
My Laptop Specs:
Legacy bios version 1.80 (its very old laptop from 2007 and doesnt support UEFI BioS )
RAM 4GB
SDD 128gb
Nvidia Graphics (512mb)
Core i5 (1st Gen)




Is there any way to download linux on it? :(
before you try to install, delete all partitions from the internal hard drive. Then see how it goes. It sounds like you are installing on maybe a small part of the drive and it is not made bootable. Try what I said and see how it goes. May also want to run SMART on the drive and make sure it is good.
 
Legacy bios version 1.80 (its very old laptop from 2007 and doesnt support UEFI BioS
Core i5 (1st Gen)
Confused... the I5-gen 1 was not installed as standard until 2010

your machine is 64 bit, with 4 gb of ram will run any distribution, but due to its age I would recommend you stick to either a medium or lightweight distribution [the laptop I am using now, is of similar age and I run a selection of distributions on it,] I suggest you start with Mint LMDE 6.
Whilst installing, it may offer you a legacy install, accept this [ when i first installed LMDE it did not ask]
you will probably find the Wi-Fi will not work , this is not unusual, as long as you have alternative means of connecting to the Net we can tell you how to fix that.

the short boot menu key is F12, jiggle this whilst switching on
 
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Hello @Error808 Welcome to the Linux.org forum, enjoy!

Another thing that maybe of help is make sure if that machine has secure /fast boot it's turned off in bios. Toshiba's have been known to problematic with Linux. If you can get a live session on the usb boot of Mint go to a terminal and type this command and post the results back here.
Code:
inxi -Fxxzr
 
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