LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-06-2012, 12:26 AM   #1
oldminer90
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2012
Location: rio rancho, nm
Distribution: working on that - have a bit to learn
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Question ubuntu install did not work -- could not log on


Installed ubuntu on Windows XP machine. Dual boot seemed to be fine, but at log in -- message was that user name and pass word are case sensitive. I suspect a faulty cd or operator error, but spent most of day reinstalling XP

- I want to instal Ubuntu, but I wonder if a different approach may be wiser ie.
- down load latest Ubunto installation iso and burn a new installation cd???
- would the installation process on the new cd allow me to install Ubuntu to an usb memory stick? Can a memory stick be properly formatted using an installation cd? How much memory should the memory stick have?
- would an external hard drive be a better choice?
 
Old 10-06-2012, 03:49 AM   #2
malekmustaq
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: root
Distribution: Slackware & BSD
Posts: 1,613

Rep: Reputation: 433Reputation: 433Reputation: 433Reputation: 433Reputation: 433
Hi,

Am trying to answer your questions.

Quote:
- I want to instal Ubuntu, but I wonder if a different approach may be wiser ie.
- down load latest Ubunto installation iso and burn a new installation cd???

Much wiser yes. You can download Ubuntu from here.


Quote:
- would the installation process on the new cd allow me to install Ubuntu to an usb memory stick?
Yes. There is/are ways to do that, Ubuntu installer maybe offers that option there. Under Slackware that is a part the dvd.


Quote:
Can a memory stick be properly formatted using an installation cd?
Usually installer CD's have that option.


Quote:
How much memory should the memory stick have?
4 Gigabyte is conservative size. 8 can make the system useful most of the time. Bigger the better.


Quote:
- would an external hard drive be a better choice?
Much better.

Goodluck.

Last edited by malekmustaq; 10-06-2012 at 03:51 AM.
 
2 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Creating a Log file to log activity time in Ubuntu mint nervous137 Linux - Newbie 4 04-19-2012 08:37 AM
New Install of Phpmyadmin on Ubuntu 11.04 won't accept log in mowestusa Linux - Server 7 09-15-2011 12:04 PM
Ubuntu and the KDE desktop install shows xterm in the sessions box, wont log me in/ sandago Linux - Desktop 4 04-01-2010 10:57 PM
Sound does not work with Ubuntu 8.10 new install jim23 Linux - Hardware 7 04-21-2009 05:17 AM
the significance and name of the 5th column of /var/log/auth.log (ubuntu server)? CoffeeKing!!! Linux - Security 4 02-05-2009 08:32 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:47 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration