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Old 03-21-2008, 12:35 PM   #1
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Ubuntu question


I am having the hardest time trying to install this on my computer. After about a week I finally got it to load on the computer, but now it says...

find --set-root --ignore-floppies /ubuntu/install/boot/vmlinuz
Error 17: File not found
Press any key to continue...

What do I need to do?
 
Old 03-21-2008, 12:38 PM   #2
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How are you installing this on your computer? Did you try the live CD first?

Please give us more information on what you're trying to do.
 
Old 03-21-2008, 12:45 PM   #3
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I downloaded ubuntu-7.04-desktop-i386.iso onto my computer using bit torrent, burned the image onto a disk using infrarecorder and restarted the computer to boot the cd.
 
Old 03-21-2008, 12:45 PM   #4
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Sounds like a Grub error, do you know if you installed Grub to the MBR (master boot record) here is a very good howto for booting. Boothowto
 
Old 03-21-2008, 12:46 PM   #5
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If you already have windows installed on the computer, and you have a broadband connection, you can do a net-installation of ubuntu using unetbootin:

http://lubi.sourceforge.net/unetbootin.html
 
Old 03-21-2008, 12:53 PM   #6
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Im not sure about the grub, I do have windows installed, I might just try the online install
 
Old 03-21-2008, 01:03 PM   #7
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burned the image onto a disk using infrarecorder and restarted the computer to boot the cd.
So you haven't installed Ubuntu yet your system just will not boot to the cd? Can you give some system specs, that would help?
 
Old 03-21-2008, 01:59 PM   #8
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933 pentium 3, 256ram, 40gig hard drive. I was trying to install, and got to the Ubuntu install screen, but then that message came up.

I also tried the online install, and its telling me things like...Could not load /lib/modules....etc
Cannot open root device
please append a correct root
kernel panic - not syncing unable to mount root fs on onknown-block
 
Old 03-21-2008, 02:30 PM   #9
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The system requirements for Ubuntu increased with Gutsy. According to Wikipedia they are now 384 MB.

If you can, either increase the amount of RAM you have, or use a different distro e.g. Xubuntu,Fluxbuntu or IceBuntu.

Also the LiveCD takes a lot more Mb of RAM to install - the Alternate Install Disk takes only 64Mb.
 
Old 03-21-2008, 06:36 PM   #10
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ok I've got it up and running, now how do I install drivers? Such as a Toshiba Modem for high speed internet?
 
Old 03-21-2008, 06:52 PM   #11
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Hi Jbob

Have a look through the Synaptic package manager, and search for "toshiba" for example

You can access synaptic via "System > Admin > Synaptic"

This is the best place to get all your applications, openoffice, drivers, email clients, etc etc

Hope this helps
 
Old 03-21-2008, 06:58 PM   #12
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no luck, it only came up with one thing and wasnt it.
 
Old 03-21-2008, 07:31 PM   #13
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Is it a usb modem or PCI / internal?

Its possible there may be some kind of generic driver

Failing that, you could look into ndiswrapper, and try using the windows driver?

Hope this helps
 
Old 03-21-2008, 07:47 PM   #14
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Yes it is a usb/ethernet modem, I have the original driver on a cd for it.
 
Old 03-21-2008, 08:17 PM   #15
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Try this link..

http://www.modem-drivers.com/companies/1066.htm

If I'm correct it should be the linux drivers for a toshiba modem

Let us know
 
  


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