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Old 02-16-2015, 07:25 PM   #1
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now im really fricken confused!!!!!!


i am a musician so i wanted to install ubuntu studio to see what it was like. It said i needed to download the iso file and burn it to dvd. i did that. now it says that I should reboot the computer and it will start from the disk for a fresh install of my whole system. is this right? i only wanted a program not my sytem rebooted and re installed. does ubuntu do this each time you install a program? jesus!
 
Old 02-16-2015, 07:37 PM   #2
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Appears ubuntu studio is a derivative of the ubuntu distro
this shows which apps comes preinstalled in ubuntu studio distro
that can also probably be installed in ubuntu from ubuntu's apps repo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_...tware_included

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Old 02-16-2015, 08:25 PM   #3
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Just so you understand, Ubuntu Studio is a full distribution - everything included to save anyone having to install individual program(s). It is not a "suite" program.
Try booting it in liveDVD mode to see if it fits your needs - might be worth a total replacement if so.

And no, just installing a program isn't like this.
 
Old 02-16-2015, 09:28 PM   #4
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Bariman (he plays baritone sax) has done some podcasts for HackerPublicRadio about using Linux for music. You might find them helpful.

http://hackerpublicradio.org/series.php?id=73

You might also find some of the information at Klaatu's Slackermedia site useful, even if you choose not to use Slackware. In particular, take a look at the manual.

Good luck.
 
Old 02-16-2015, 09:39 PM   #5
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I agree with the point of Ubuntu Studio being a collection of apps along with various drivers and tweaks for A/V production.

To install an app in Ubuntu you generally use the software manager.

It might be possible for an advanced user to get an app off the iso/dvd and install it but that would really be the hard way. There is no easy way to get an app off an install disk.
 
Old 02-16-2015, 09:51 PM   #6
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does ubuntu do this each time you install a program? jesus!
Ubuntu is a Computer OPERATING SYSTEM !
It is NOT a program you run on Microsoft Windows ,like Microsoft media player or Visual Studio
 
Old 02-17-2015, 08:35 AM   #7
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Like syg00 said - take a look at what the livedvd has to offer you may want to replace your system with that.

As to your other question whether you need to reinstall your whole OS every time you install a program ... no you don't...
 
Old 02-18-2015, 04:53 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by dunnery View Post
i am a musician so i wanted to install ubuntu studio to see what it was like. It said i needed to download the iso file and burn it to dvd. i did that. now it says that I should reboot the computer and it will start from the disk for a fresh install of my whole system. is this right?
If you downloaded and burned "ubuntu studio" from ubuntustudio.org, then you have a DVD with "live distribution" on it - a distribution of the full gnu/linux Operating system as John VV wrote.

I don't know what the boot menu in Ubuntu Studio looks like, but usually, regardless of what distribution it is, there are few things you can do with such live DVD:
[remember that the following in an example - your menu might be sorted differently]
a) install the OS from it,
b) test the OS from it WITHOUT installing it (even browse the internet),
c) test the DVD itself for errors to make sure the OS on it is not corrupted before you install it,
d) check your computer's RAM for errors.
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Originally Posted by dunnery View Post
i only wanted a program not my sytem rebooted and re installed. does ubuntu do this each time you install a program? jesus!
So in my example, you want option b) above. You DO NOT want option a).
You should set your computer's BIOS to boot from the DVD, and then choose something like: "test ubuntu studio without making any changes to my computer".
So if you reboot your computer from that live DVD, run it, and you see that you computer is going into creating partitions phase, you've chosen option a) instead of b), at which point you can just press CTRL + ALT + DEL, reboot and choose the correct option (in your case: b)).

You just need to understand, that your first sentence is false: you don't have to INSTALL any distribution to run/test it.

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Old 02-18-2015, 08:15 AM   #9
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What did you start with? Do you already have Ubuntu installed?

No it does not do this each time, the level of complexity to install Ubuntu Studio was sufficiently high enough that they got it all configured as part of a whole distribution so that you could proceed as others have mentioned, either running it as live or choosing to install it. Further, if you have space on your hard drive, you can install it as an alternate boot and only choose to run it when you wish.

Sounds like you just should run it as a live distribution for now to determine how well or not it suits you.
 
  


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