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Old 06-07-2013, 06:54 PM   #31
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back to grub screen from boot screen...
 
Old 06-07-2013, 07:37 PM   #32
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We get as far as the bios screen and that's it.
 
Old 06-07-2013, 08:10 PM   #33
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In bios have you moved the boot order of cd/usb to the top of the list?
Does your friend have access to the internet?
 
Old 06-07-2013, 08:19 PM   #34
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He did that.
I burned a cd and usb for him.
He cannot get onto the internet.
He has nothing.
He hit F12 and got to the Bios screen to change the boot order to cd/usb

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I am helping via telephone.
 
Old 06-07-2013, 08:47 PM   #35
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Is it the cd or usb?
 
Old 06-07-2013, 09:12 PM   #36
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I burned both.
In Bios he chose CD/USB.
CD was not working, so he switched to USB.
Are we missing something that shouldn't be so difficult for us non-IT er's????
Thank you so much.
 
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I burned both.
In Bios he chose CD/USB.
CD was not working, so he switched to USB.
Are we missing something that shouldn't be so difficult for us non-IT er's????
Thank you so much.
How did they burn cd or usb?
 
Old 06-07-2013, 09:49 PM   #38
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I burned it from http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

Am I close or so far off the target?
 
Old 06-07-2013, 09:55 PM   #39
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I burned it from http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

Am I close or so far off the target?
For my computer usb is listed under hdd's. Usually you will see a"+" sign next to hdd's if there is more than 1. Try using F2 & navigate to boot menu there, in other words the normal bios setup.
 
Old 06-08-2013, 06:32 PM   #40
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hdd's were not offered.
could I have downloaded unsuccessfully? Although, when I opened the usb, it appeared to look good from my perspective, lots of files.

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should it be this difficult?
is there any one command that should get the usb started?
 
Old 06-09-2013, 01:22 PM   #41
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p.s. computer with Linux operating system was a donated item to me. Therefore, I never had the Linux live CD. I am communicating via girlfriends computer, which is non-Linux.
Is there anything important on this computer? Since it was given to you? It would probably be easier to download Debian which will fit on cd. Ubuntu has to be burned to dvd because it's too large for cd.

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Old 06-09-2013, 02:25 PM   #42
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Okay, that makes sense. If we order this:
Ubuntu 13.04, 4-discs DVD Installation and Reference Set, Ed.2013
by SetLinux by PRIZIX

will the cd drive read the dvd?
 
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or please guide me to download properly. I used a 16gb usb drive. I transferred to CD.

Is there anything else? Should I purchase or continue to try to download another way?
 
Old 06-09-2013, 03:05 PM   #44
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A cd drive will not read dvd. It atleast has to be a dvdrom drive. You can burn a cd on the wins 7 computer that you're on. That's why I suggest downloading debian because it fits on regular cd.
 
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Where would be the place to download Debian?
 
  


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