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Old 11-05-2009, 08:17 PM   #1
InsayneWrapper
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Question Kubuntu 64bit Live CD


So I'm desperately tryin to get my feet wet in the Linux world, but can't seem to get a live CD running. I've downloaded and burned the iso, restarted and booted from the cd drive, and when Kubuntu loads up I try to run it as a live cd but then the screen goes black with a blinking cursor and my drive stops spinning. I'm I supposed to wait like an hour for it to start going again? cause I've left it for a good 5 minutes, or am I doing something wrong?
 
Old 11-05-2009, 08:24 PM   #2
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You've properly burned the iso?
What do you see when the disc is inserted on a running system? There should be an image file, a few folders, a set of boot options.
Did you compare the md5 sum of the image to that on the download site? if it's different, you'll need to re-download.
Have you tried burning any other ISOs to see if it could be the cd reader itself?
Are you using cd-rw to test the disc burning image before making a permanent copy?
 
Old 11-05-2009, 08:26 PM   #3
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I assume you have a 64-bit machine, otherwise, that might be your problem.

Did you check the image md5sums after downloading? There also should be some cheat codes that you can try. Sometimes you need to boot up with the "vesa" driver if it doesn't support your video card.
 
Old 11-05-2009, 08:42 PM   #4
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I assume you have a 64-bit machine, otherwise, that might be your problem.

Did you check the image md5sums after downloading? There also should be some cheat codes that you can try. Sometimes you need to boot up with the "vesa" driver if it doesn't support your video card.

If you don't understand this questions what he means is for x86_64 aka 64bit you need 64bit Processor like amd 64.

Be sure you check your md5 to make sure you have a valid image as said and burn it with an iso or your favorite image burner. I user poweriso to burn my images on a windows system.
 
  


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