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Ubuntu. How To Run From Cd?


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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 05:38 AM

For curiousity, I downloaded the latest Ubuntu 6.06.1 the other day and burned the ISO to CD. Could someone give me a step by step on how to run this. I have read that you shouldn't do an install?? but the menu only gives me the options to:

Install in text mode
Install in OEM mode
Install as server
Check CD for defects
Rescue a broken system
Memory test
Boot from 1st hard drive.

I checked the CD - all good, and ran the memory test - gave up after 9 hours and no sign of trouble.

My question is, what do I do to actually get this to run?

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 12:20 PM

hi, rowal,

have you changed your bios to boot from cd. on my copy when you do this unbuntu will load and run from the cd, it wont write anything to your harddrive unless you click on the install option once unbuntu has loaded. also check it was the 'live-cd' version you downloaded.

there is also great advice at the ubuntu forums, very friendly bunch:

http://www.ubuntuforums.org/

hope that helps

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 12:44 PM

If you're talking about running the live version of it, then put it in while you are running windows. It will tell you what to do next.

If you're talking about installing it, then boot your computer with it in the cd/dvd drive and as stated, ensure your bios is set to boot from CD. Be prepared for some difficulty if you're not familiar with disk partitioning. I believe I posted a basic step by step in here somewhere...
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Posted 02 November 2006 - 04:47 PM

some instructions here:

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 05:20 AM

Thanks rubiconeye. I haven't changed anything in BIOS as my boot order is Floppy, CD, C:Drive which I assume will do the job. Thanks also for the link. I will study it tomorrow. I'm not sure about the 'live CD'.

Joedude. I would never have considered putting in the Ubuntu disk with Windows running without your advice. When I did, the Autoplay window came up, some files loaded, then nothing.

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 08:15 AM

you should have gotten a ubuntu window which would ask basically the same questions when you booted with it. One of them would have said, run live version or cd or something like that. Hmm, very strange indeed, as that is how the disk image is built to run...
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Posted 05 November 2006 - 02:24 AM

Hello, are you sure you got the right version? Ubuntu has a server version available, without a window manager. Although the screen you describe does sound familiar it looks like Breezy's (the last version of Ubuntu) boot up page..... Check all of the file names and sizes on the disk with the list on the Ubuntu site. Also check the MD5 hashes if they a re provided. But once again it sounds like you have got the server version.
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Posted 05 November 2006 - 02:19 PM

Thanks lucent. Thought I'd been pretty careful about what I downloaded but you could be right.
However, I downloaded vs 6.10 last night so will see how that goes when I burn it.

Thanks again all.

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