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Old 11-08-2011, 03:42 PM   #16
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Snowpine,
I have the program loaded onto a thumb drive and when I attempt load it onto the mini I get a message that I'm not authorized to do that. Am I doing something wrong?
 
Old 11-08-2011, 03:56 PM   #17
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What you need to do is reboot the Mini with the flash drive inserted. At the BIOS screen, quickly press 0, then a boot menu should appear, select the USB drive.

Which how-to did you end up following to make the bootable thumb drive? It will help me to help you if I know the steps you've already taken.
 
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:09 PM   #18
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I think I may have figured it out, but I need to re-download 10.4. I'll let you know! Thanks for your patience
 
Old 11-08-2011, 06:12 PM   #19
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I followed the 10.04 steps and I'm getting a "could not find kernel image:/install/netboot/ubuntu-installer/i386/linux
 
Old 11-09-2011, 08:06 AM   #20
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How did you make the bootable USB? Can you provide a link to the tutorial you're following? I need to know what steps you've taken so far and which step you're stuck at.

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Old 11-09-2011, 09:27 AM   #21
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http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download is the website, I used http://www.pendrivelinux.com/univers...easy-as-1-2-3/ to create the bootable thumbdrive. I tried 11.04 last night and got a vesamenu.c32: not a COM32R image(next line boot. It keeps repeating it over and over after
 
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I'm sorry, but I've never used the "Universal USB Installer" from pendrivelinux.com therefore I am not able to help you troubleshoot.

You could also try Unetbootin: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net

And of course you should check the integrity of your download: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM
 
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:54 AM   #23
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omgomgomg!!!!!! I used those links and 10.04 is currently installing on my daughter's netbook! I can not thank you enough! The school district we live in has her textbooks online and work is downloaded and then turned back in via the internet! This will make such a difference for her!
 
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Awesome! If you have any trouble with the Broadcom wireless card, this should do the trick: http://www.ubuntumini.com/2010/04/br...-in-lucid.html
 
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Working on the Broadcom right now!
 
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10.04 is a good choice because it is supported through April 2013. Enjoy!
 
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:27 PM   #27
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Yay, got the broadcom to work with the info from the link. Now when I launch firefox I'm getting a server not found message. Ugh! It recognizes our wireless and at least now I can download right onto the netbook as long as it's a wired connection. We're getting there!
 
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I'm sorry to bother you again. The connection to our wireless is working, but I still can't get online. If it were windows, I would just hit "repair" and it would fix the ip address. I'm not sure how to do it on Ubuntu and I've been looking online all afternoon. You don't have a link for that do you?
 
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Did you remember to reboot the machine?

This guide looks pretty good: https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/intern...-wireless.html

(skip the section titled Using Windows Wireless Drivers!)

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Thank you again, I was able to get it working and now she's ready to go!!!! Again, you have made a great difference for her and she Thanks you, also! I'd bake you a cake, but they frown on shoving baked goods through wires!
 
  


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