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Old 03-01-2006, 06:17 PM   #16
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I'm having a problem booting Kubuntu from the Live CD. It just... won't. Perhaps I'm doing it incorrectly--I've never booted from a CD before. Any thoughts? :/
 
Old 03-01-2006, 06:19 PM   #17
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Go to your bios and change the boot order to cd first. Some bioses have a button to press (F12 or somesuch) when you are first on the splash screen, which allow you to bring up a boot menu so you can change the order for that boot only.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 06:21 PM   #18
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I could swear I've done that 3 times in at least two different ways, but I'll give it another shot.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 06:24 PM   #19
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How did you burn the cd? Go here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/LQ_ISO and make sure that you burned it as an image, not just as a .iso disk. (If you open the cd in Windows, do you see a bunch of files and folders or a file ending in .iso? You want the first one, rather than the second one)
 
Old 03-01-2006, 06:33 PM   #20
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There's the problem. I made the mistake of assuming the burning software bundled with my PC knew what it was doing.

Thanks pal
 
Old 03-01-2006, 06:39 PM   #21
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No probs You're not the first and you certainly won't be the last
 
Old 03-01-2006, 07:10 PM   #22
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Eh, maybe I should have done it before I thanked you. :S

I checked the CD and it's definitely burned as an image this time, but it still isn't happening for me. Any other ideas?
 
Old 03-01-2006, 07:35 PM   #23
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Try downloading the iso again, the copy you have may have been corrupted during transit.

did you check the MD5 sum for the iso against the one on the server? if it's different then it did get damaged while downloading.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 07:36 PM   #24
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Hmm, no. Did you burn the disk at the lowest speed? I have always had best results when burning cds at 4x speed, anything faster tends to give me nice shiny coasters.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 07:51 PM   #25
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If you look at, say, the Macintosh OS/X system, you're looking at a BSD-Unix-plus-Mach based system that (now) runs on PowerPC or Intel platforms. (And if you doubt that "real world production work" is done on those machines... just sit down and watch a movie, or listen to a CD, or watch television.)

From a perfectly pragmatic point of view, based on the nearly twenty ... ... years that I have now been in this business myself, the only constant is change. (Although it is supremely ironic that the rising-star is an offshoot of an OS that started in the early 70's on a PDP-8!) No matter how long a particular company has been dominant, it just don't mean a thing when something better comes along -- even if it overtakes only some and not all of the dominant player's market segments. You will encounter Linux, more and more, and you had better make yourself competitive, or at least cognizant, in that new world now.

Oddly enough, Linux makes it possible for you to do this "the way we did it," which is to sit down in front of a computer, start reading manuals (man-pages) that are presented to you in a Courier type-face, and fiddle with it for a very long time .. solving one problem after another. There is no raised-floor, and the machines are considerably more powerful, but the learning process is the same.

I hope that I am not lapsing into "these kids today..." but, in a very real sense, if all that you know or have been exposed to is Microsoft Windows, and this only as an application programmer, then ... well ... you've been coddled. Microsoft has done its job for you, over the years, much better than you ever knew. And now, it's time you knew.

Linux is, in a certain sense, "computing with the kid-gloves off." It's not hard to learn, really, but it demands that you learn a lot, and this is precisely what you need to do.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 09:04 PM   #26
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I'm starting to get fed up with it. I checked the MD5 and it matched and I reburned the CD at 4x and it still didn't work. Feel free to explain what I should do next as you would explain it to a 5 year old, if there's even anything left to try.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 11:12 PM   #27
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First make sure you can boot whatever you want. If nothing else works, try this floppy:
http://linux.simple.be/tools/sbm
This will let you boot whatever you want, during and after the installation. It uses a menu for all boot devices, so that should be easy enough.


Next (That is if you like Linux), google for a good GRUB or LiLo howto and set it up manually for both GNU/Linux and MS Windows.

...and if you want it just as easy as installing Windows, backup all your Windows data and remove Windows completely...

Last edited by jens; 03-01-2006 at 11:26 PM.
 
Old 03-02-2006, 08:58 AM   #28
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Thanks for the link jens, I'll be sure to try it as soon as I get home.
 
Old 03-02-2006, 09:48 AM   #29
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Lazeeboy,,

I'm in radio production, so I use WIndows XP for audio editing and production. No Linux apps come even close to Adobe Audition. Having said that....
Have you tried dyne:bolic (spelling?). It is supposedly designed for audio production maybe you would like it.
And I strongly agree with the Kanotix recommendation.
SimplyMepis is nice also. Never tried the other one so no comment.
 
Old 03-02-2006, 12:11 PM   #30
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Dear grym,

I will check it out. Thanks

Robert
 
  


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