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Old 02-10-2010, 09:05 AM   #31
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problem is apparently with the external cd drive itself and my computer refusing the drivers. time to go to the computer store... need an external cd drive anyways.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 09:18 AM   #32
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and now by some miracle it's working and i can load it up. Thank you again, i know it's been a pain. it's kinda my luck right now.
 
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So have you booted the live CD?
 
Old 02-10-2010, 09:23 AM   #34
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yep, working on getting the demo form up and running right now. Right now it's reading and firing up the operating system, so all that's left is seeing how i like it.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 09:25 AM   #35
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And do you want to try to recover your data?

If so, what are you going to put in on?
 
Old 02-10-2010, 09:28 AM   #36
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no, too late for the data... i can get it back later anyways. was mostly just music and videos. only about 3 things i cared about and i can recall most of what i actually need easily enough.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 09:43 AM   #37
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So you installed Ubuntu to your hard drive now?
 
Old 02-10-2010, 10:28 AM   #38
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not yet. about to. so far i've gotta say i freakin love it. still just running off the disk.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 11:33 AM   #39
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^ sorry i got here late. did anyone mention unetbootn to put the cd image on a usb harddrive ?
 
Old 02-10-2010, 11:35 AM   #40
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the drive is working now... i just can't get the audio to work. which is making me wary about doing the install to the hard drive.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 01:59 PM   #41
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the drive is working now... i just can't get the audio to work. which is making me wary about doing the install to the hard drive.
Just because something like audio does not work out of the box is no reason not to install. There can be various reasons--you might need a driver, or you might just need to add yourself to the appropriate group.

The ONLY reason to proceed with caution is if you have important data on the drive...or perhaps if you have Windows, but no Windows install CD. You cannot physically harm the computer by installing Linux.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 10:03 PM   #42
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Well thanks for all the help. i indeed up trying out the pen drive technique, got that working, and now all the stuff is working. so I have sound, i have it working etc... just need to actually put it on the computer itself now.
 
Old 02-11-2010, 12:15 AM   #43
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I am interested to hear your opinion-I have just loaded ubuntu netbook 10.04 beta version on my toshiba NB100 netbook and it works very well including the sound. Although I do not think is boots any quicker than my main system (slackware current). I am sure I read a claim that it would boot in 10 secionds? Ubuntu is as user friendly as windows, and more stable.
 
  


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