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Old 01-22-2006, 10:08 PM   #1
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Need help connecting to 'Net

Hello Forum!

I am brand new to this forum, tho I have been a member of another Ubuntu forum that is "dead" at the moment. I have been playing w/Xandros for a month or so. That is the extent of my Linux experience.

Today I finished downloading the Ubuntu 5.10 Live ISO and burnt it to CD. It works fine as a Live CD, which is what I wanted. I am considering (after reading posts on the 'net about Ubuntu) removing Xandros and installing Ubuntu.

Question #1 (remember, I am a brand newbie, so don't think me too stupid. Thnx!) Can I use the same CD I made from the LIVE CD download to do an Install, or so I need to download the install .ISO file and burn that (image) to CD in order to install Ubuntu on my HDD?

Question #2 The CD I made from the live 5.10 ubuntu.iso file works just file in my PC. I set the BIOS so that it would boot from CD. However, I spent a couple hours on there and couldn't find how to get onto the internet. I know I likely looked at it a number of times, but I didn't see it.
Can someone please answer this post w/a step by step answer to my question. Please make it as clear as possible as today was the only time I have ever spent on Ubuntu.

I was able to get it working in my Xandros install, and everyone seems to say that Ubuntu is easier for the newbie to use that most other distros of Linux. hence it's current rise to fame.

Thnx alot. Sorry to be so wordie.

Yours, Chappy (is there another Chappy in here)?
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The Ubuntu live cd doesn't have an "install to hard disk" option so yes, you will have to get the full version.

What network card or modem do you have?
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Old 01-23-2006, 12:57 AM   #3
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thnx Xavier,
I already have the install CD so that is no problem. Are you saying that the "Live CD" has no way of connecting to the net? I doubt you are.

My modem is a USR Hardware Modem that works well w/Linux. Or at least Xandros picked it up. All I had to do was enter my username & password and the name of my ISP and it's phone number and click on "connect to internet". Couldn't have been any easier. This is what I expected to find in Ubuntu. But I couldn't find any place to enter this info.

Again, thnx for the qwik answer.

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I'm pretty sure you xav is saying that you need to download the install iso, burn it to CD and use it. Because the live CD does not have an install to HD option.

I'm not sure, my set of CDs got handed to me via sneakernet, so I just used the install one
Old 01-24-2006, 03:40 PM   #5
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thnx ender42, I am sure that is what Xavier is saying. Thankfully, I downloaded the Install.iso 1st by mistake. So I have them both, that is the Live CD and the Install CD. The only bummer is that I am on dialup, so it came to almost 70hrs of downloading. Man, am I glad I downloaded and saved Getright about 7 years ago. It still works fine, and for free. And so far, after many many downloads, I have had no trouble w/hackers "following" it into my PC.

Thnx ender for replying to my question. All's well that ends well, eh!

Right now I am using Xandros on my Linux box, but since I am only in my 1st month of trying to get Linuc to work, I haven't decided whether to use Xandros or Ubuntu. From what I've read, folks seem to pretty much agree that both distros are excellent, complete, up-to-date, and as user friendly as any distro. My guess is that since I already have Xandros up and running and happily connected to the net, that I will stick w/it. At least until I get a HDD big enuf for a dual-boot.



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