[GRLUG] Ubuntu live and install issues

Bob Kline bob.kline at gmail.com
Mon May 15 02:52:46 EDT 2006

Part of the problem with the Ubuntu install was indeed
the CD-RW media ( PNY ) I used.  I "burned"  the image
on to a CD-R (Imation),  and the install proceeded as
expected.    The display card still does not work properly
in the end,  but that is a separate issue.

Why the CD-RW works with the "live" version of Ubuntu,
but not the "install" version is perhaps something the
developers might want to know.  There is a lot to know
about CD's  -  see for example  http://www.cdrfaq.org/
I was vaguely aware that this kind of thing could happen,
which is why I included the point in my original message
below.  It's yet another topic that oen could go off in to
the wild blue yonder about if interested.  For now,  it's
enough for me to know the CD-RW media was the snag.
In my case anyway.

Thanks to everyone who pondered the problem some
and provided tips and suggestions. I'm mainly curious about
Ubuntu,  and wanted to see what the fuss is about. I'm mildly
disappointed that it does not handle the display card,  but that's
why one tries things.   I'll likely look at some distributions in a
similar vein.


On 5/14/06, Bob Kline <bob.kline at gmail.com> wrote:
> I downloaded the "live" and "install" versions of
> Ubuntu 5.10,  and then "burned" the image on to an
> R/W  CD using Nero.
> The live version comes up,  but eventually gets
> in to trouble with the display.   I get a rather confused
> looking display,  and for all practical purposes the
> system is wedged.  I ran the same CD on a much
> older machine.  It came up fine,  but was far too
> slow to be interesting.
> The install CD and a blank hard drive results in
> "Press a key to reboot."   I press a key,  and get back
> to the same message.  As many times as I care to play.
> This also occurs on the older machine.
> I'm mostly interested in the install.  Does anyone
> have any thoughts on what might be going on here?
> Just for kicks,  I tried the "make bootable disc" option
> on Nero,  but the result is the same.  Is there anything
> more to making the CD than using the "burn image"
> option?  Might there be any conceivable issue in
> using an R/W media?
>     -Bob
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