Problem with Live CD.

steven vollom stevenvollom at
Thu Jul 9 02:13:57 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 08 July 2009 06:57:12 pm David Kuntadi wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 12:09 AM, steven
> vollom<stevenvollom at> wrote:
> > I recently downloaded a copy of Kubuntu Karmic Koala Alpha II, for AMD 64
> > bit system.  I made two copies and had each verified for accuracy, but
> > when I try to use either of them, they do not seem to be recognized at
> > boot up.  Boot goes straight to the normal boot.  Without installing, I
> > want to try Koala out.
> >
> > I checked to see if my boot sequence is set properly and CD is set first
> > to boot.  I am not sure what else to do.  Should I download the ISO
> > again, or is there something else I can try?  In Dolphin, the CD is
> > recognized by name, in the column on the left.  TIA
> I did not see you have post to the list so that I forward your
> information to here as people are asking your condition lately.
> As for karmic Koala, I also suggest that you should not try it first,
> just take more rest and wait until its release. If you face problem
> with karmic koala, I don't think anybody here could help you as it is
> still in development stage.
> DK
I prepared a large space on a separate HDD to put it, if possible.  I just 
wanted to see how it differs from Jaunty.  I expect problems, and won't bother 
the list if I have them.  What I remember about Jaunty Alpha and Beta was that 
time cured the problems that came up in updates and upgrades.  I used Jaunty 
without hardly any problems for a long time before it became Rc.  When it was 
released finally, I already was somewhat experienced in its use.  If it stops 
working or crashes where I can't even get a screen, I will just return to 
Jaunty, where i will spend most of my time anyway.

I think that when I made a post while using jaunty Alpha, the fact that I was 
using an Alpha unqualified, caused people to think that the problem was an 
Alpha problem.  I believe if I had been back in Feisty, I would have had the 
same problems and no one would have considered me in a too advanced OS.
But, I had to qualify my request for help by stating I was using Jaunty, 
because it made a difference in the help I got.  A person can't help you if 
they don't know the equipment and programs you are using.

When I am fixing problems is when I learn the most.  It always requires deeper 
thinking than when making adjustments in configuration that are normal user 
problems.  No one has ever suggested I use an alpha or a beta, and I got a lot 
of bad rap when using it that did not relate to Jaunty at all.  It was simply 
my lack of knowledge and use of Linux in general.  When I had Jaunty in Alpha 
and Beta stages, I was fortunate enough to have an excuse.  My new computer 
has pretty sophisticated chips and abilities which could not be handled by 
Intrepid or older versions of Kubuntu, so people did not mind so much.

When I see I am frustrating the experts, I try to back away.  I have left a 
topic many times long before anyone was willing to allow it to stop.  In the 
process, its lingering conversations were tacked onto my working over my head.  
What you all have to understand is that I will probably always be working over 
my head.  My desire to learn, far exceeds my ability to learn.  Holding back 
is way more frustrating than suffering the problems.

If I had started when I was a kid, I would have been a real contribution to 
Linux.  I would always have been kicking down the doors to new technologies.  
I would have asked the dumb questions people were afraid to ask and expose 
their weaknesses.  The resulting struggle would cause the gurus to up the 
learning curve for everyone below them.  

I have been responsible for several patented inventions in my life.  They were 
caused by my curiosity and unwillingness to except what is.  Even in my 
inexperienced state, I can be useful to Alpha and Beta products; I don't think 
like other people, so my questions require deeper thought to respond.  If I 
had your  natural abilities, I just don't know where I would be in the 
computer development.  I would probably make people crazy like I do now by not 
understanding some of the simplest things, but I would also produce the 
questions that the guru could solve.  That would progress the effort for all 
who did not yet have those questions.

You guys can help me get Koala running or not help.  That will no more stop me 
that it has in the past.  I will just find what I need to know a different way.  
It will be a little more difficult, but I will do it.  I don't say that out of 
disrespect for your and other's opinions, I just can't wait for other people 
to decide when I learn this or anything I want to learn.  I hope that doesn't 
offend you.  I can't help myself.  Restraining me is like trying to put out a 
fire using gasoline as the liquid.  I apologize if that offends.


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