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hey some1 plz help a brotha out , im using a sony vaio, vista, 2gb ram nd 256 gb hard drive. i want to start using LINUX coz i hate ...
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    ubuntu on sony vaio !


    hey some1 plz help a brotha out ,

    im using a sony vaio, vista, 2gb ram nd 256 gb hard drive.

    i want to start using LINUX coz i hate VISTA .

    since im new to linux i thought of booting it fm a flashdrive initially then do a full install once im comfy wid da layout !

    so heres what i did :
    downloaded ubuntu-10.10-netbook-i386
    downloaded universal-usb-installer

    usin da above installer loaded linux os onto the flashdrive.

    since my comp doesnt gv me da option to boot fm USB, i changed the settings so it will boot from USB first and then fm the 'Internal optical drive'- which btw was da orginal NO:1 option.\

    then i restarted my laptop and ........ i get a boot error !!!


    i dunno where i am goin wrong ....

    some1 plz help me . btw da flashdrive is a 2gb pendrive.

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    Get System Rescue CD
    Some think it unnecessary, but when I hear of your problems, I KNOW the following works!

    After you've burnt version 1.3.5 to CD at no more than 8X, boot to it. Hit the defaults a couple times until arriving at the blue and green prompt asking user to type either "startx" or "wizard." At that prompt, type in the following command and hit Enter
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    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=4096 conv=notrunc,sync 
    and wait (go make a sandwich and watch a quarter of football).

    After it's done, type in "startx" or "wizard" and get to the yellow-colored terminal. At the terminal, enter the command
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    gparted 
    and partition your hard drive (Begin with Devices => Create Partition Table). Once partitioninig is done, type
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    init 6 
    in terminal and reboot and install!

    Use System Rescue CD as a weapon against Windows and Be Pane-free!

    Vaya con Dios

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    i dunno how the above is gonna help me if i cant even boot into UBUNTU ??

    is the os version (netbook) wrong ??

    should i use the desktop version instead ?? i am using a laptop 15inch screen // i

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackubex View Post
    i dunno how the above is gonna help me if i cant even boot into UBUNTU ??

    is the os version (netbook) wrong ??

    should i use the desktop version instead ?? i am using a laptop 15inch screen // i
    Can you boot anything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Can you boot anything?
    no i cant boot into ubuntu.... the reason i started hating vista is coz its inbuilt driver for cd-rom stopped working...

    so once i cud get sa feel of ubuntu i could go in for a system reformat!!

    as of now i also tried to boot into UBUNTU desktop version 32 bit... 10.10 firmware but still same result... computer screen hangs up sayin 'BOOT ERROR'

    also tried to load da ISO image file fm a virtual driver .. tried to install ubuntu into windows with WUBI .. but it says some error occured and stops da installation process ..

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    btw wen i run universal usb installer to install the iso on usb it gives the following error : 1. data error in 'casper\filesystem.squashfs'. file is broken .....

    and once i click ok installation progresses as normal and says completed !!!!!

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    ok finally i decided to forego booting from usb ... decided to run a live cd ... so i made 2 cd .. one with ubuntu netbook 10.10 and other with ubuntu desktop 10.10 ......


    on bootin from cd-rom ubuntu did boot but then suddenly screen went blank .....heres what it said :

    (initransfs) mount : mounting /dev /loop0 on //filesystem.sqyashfs failed: Input/output error
    can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs

    this looks like a command screen //// how do i proceed ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Can you boot anything?
    why is ubuntu so tough to install ......... im tryin on sony vaio(vista os) and also a dell ( xp os) both same results

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackubex View Post
    why is ubuntu so tough to install ......... im tryin on sony vaio(vista os) and also a dell ( xp os) both same results
    Probably your Ubuntu CD(s) are corrupted. When you download an ISO image from the web, you need to verify their integrity with the md5sum tool and compare the checksums generated with the checksums published by the ISO provider. If you don't, then you will have problems like this. In addition, DO NOT burn the ISO to a blank disc at full speed. That is usually a good way to guarantee a bad burn (or generate a "coffee coaster" in techie vernacular).
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    Probably your Ubuntu CD(s) are corrupted. When you download an ISO image from the web, you need to verify their integrity with the md5sum tool and compare the checksums generated with the checksums published by the ISO provider. If you don't, then you will have problems like this. In addition, DO NOT burn the ISO to a blank disc at full speed. That is usually a good way to guarantee a bad burn (or generate a "coffee coaster" in techie vernacular).
    i know how to obtain md5 checksum of the downloaded iso files .. but where do i refer them to on the ubuntu website ??? i kinda tried doing that but didnt find any link for md5.... i found da checksum for puppy linux lookin in google ...

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