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Old 02-18-2009, 09:04 AM   #1
jaydpiii
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a little install help


I successfully created a linux Ubuntu Live CD.
I used Test Integrity of CD and tested OK.
I ran Ubuntu from Live CD - worked.
Then I went to install Ubuntu from Live CD:
Live CD Installer did NOT ask for location to install.
Got lots of I/O error on S0.
Seemed to hang.
So I rebooted the computer and went back into Windows XP Pro.
I saw something about using WUBI to install from Windows.
I tried that.
WUBI asked me where to install.
I told it G: drive (older external USB 80 GB IOmega NTFS formatted drive.)
It Seemed to install.
I rebooted as suggested.
Upon Reboot: Ubuntu shows up in the Windows Boot menu.
I selected Ubuntu from Windows Boot menu.
Ubuntu logo displays while it loaded. So appears to be OK.

Then it just finishes and it goes to a command window with [initramfs] showing and returns control to me?

So, now what?
 
Old 02-18-2009, 09:11 AM   #2
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Then it just finishes and it goes to a command window with [initramfs] showing and returns control to me?

So, now what?
I saw a similar post that some one referenced wikipedia.
I went to the link in wikipedia, and that entry suggested UNetBootin (sic?) instead.

Should I use UNetBootin?
If so, how do I remove / uninstall WUBI and Ubuntu from Windows Boot menu?
 
Old 02-18-2009, 10:16 AM   #3
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Hi Jay,
The Ubuntu Live CD seems to fail more than it works but.... there is a solution. Use the "Aternate CD". It's not as flash but it seems to work more often. You can get it here:
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/down...rors#alternate
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 02-18-2009, 01:24 PM   #4
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Uninstall anything?

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Hi Jay,
The Ubuntu Live CD seems to fail more than it works but.... there is a solution. Use the "Aternate CD". It's not as flash but it seems to work more often. You can get it here:
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/down...rors#alternate
cheers,
jdk
I am downloading the "Alternate CD" ISO, now. (Even with USA Fiber Optic, taking about 2 hours.) After i download, is there a checksum I need to validate like I did with regular Ubuntu Live CD ISO download?

Is there anything i need to "uninstall" from the "WUBI" install (Prior to installing Ubuntu from the Alternate CD I just burned)?

Last edited by jaydpiii; 02-18-2009 at 02:25 PM.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 08:41 AM   #5
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I am downloading the "Alternate CD" ISO, now. (Even with USA Fiber Optic, taking about 2 hours.) After i download, is there a checksum I need to validate like I did with regular Ubuntu Live CD ISO download?

Is there anything i need to "uninstall" from the "WUBI" install (Prior to installing Ubuntu from the Alternate CD I just burned)?
Check the website where you're getting th iso from. I don't know any more than you do.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 02-19-2009, 02:12 PM   #6
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Check the website where you're getting th iso from. I don't know any more than you do.
cheers,
jdk

The Alternate CD method ( and the regular CD probably would have if I waited ) worked after I did as I saw someone else recommend on another thread. I waited, and waited, and I waited, it finally gave me expected dialogs. However, the drive I want to load onto, was not recognized, an older USB 2 80 GB IOmega external. However, My newer USB 2.0 Seagate FreeAgent 160 GB external was recognized by the linux partitioner.

But, I am using that as my data and image back-up. So, I just might have to buy a second new external USB, and relinquish the older IOmega to my wife to use to back up her laptop. Thanks, all.

P.S. I also tried WUBI install to this older USB drive (G:\) from within Windows to the IOmega (G:\ drive); however, when I booted to it (WUBI created an entry in Windows XP Pro Boot menu) - it loads UBUNTU logo and then goes to a command line with the following: [initramfs] and just sits there with the blinking cursor waiting for some input ???
 
Old 02-19-2009, 02:16 PM   #7
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You can remove Wubi via the Add\Remove Programs in Windows Control Panel.
 
  


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