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Old 10-18-2007, 09:13 AM   #1
lerninlinux
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No more Live CDs in Ubuntu?!


Did they do away with the "Live CD" option in Ubuntu? The below screenshot is actually Xubuntu, but it shows the exact same options as my Ubuntu 7.10 disc. I tries to RTFM but could not find mention of a Live CD for 7.10 anywhere.

http://www.thecodingstudio.com/opens...tu%207.10%20RC

I used to be able to go right into the "Start or Install" option.
http://www.thecodingstudio.com/opens...=Ubuntu%206.10

Thanks so much!
 
Old 10-18-2007, 10:49 AM   #2
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Ubuntu 7.10 still has a Live CD. I think the first screen shot in your URL was for the Xubuntu alternative CD, which has a text based installer.
 
Old 10-18-2007, 11:07 AM   #3
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The discs labelled *desktop.iso are the live discs.
 
Old 10-18-2007, 12:40 PM   #4
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emoore -- Thanks, but I know that was Xubuntu. My Ubuntu disc has the exact same options. I just linked to the Xubuntu one because that is one I found. And, no, Xubuntu has a graphical installer as well.

Redazz -- That is the ISO I used, but I don't see a Live CD option when it boots. If you look at that link, everything is to install.

I am using the right Iso, but how do you get it to go to a Live CD instead of installing when the PC boots? Thanks.
 
Old 10-18-2007, 07:52 PM   #5
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Are you sure you are not using the alternate install disc? As far as I know, if you have the *desktop.iso The option to install from the live cd is not available until you have launched GNOME, KDE, XFCE etc.
 
Old 10-18-2007, 09:38 PM   #6
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It sounds like you're using the alternative CD since booting the Live CD is excruciatingly slow, and eventually gives you a normal Linux desktop. When you specify a "Desktop Edition" of the CD installer at http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download you're actually downloading the Live CD. You have to go out of your way to specify the alternate CD by checking the checkbox for "Check here if you need the alternate desktop CD.".
 
  


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