Accessible Ubuntu Install Impossible on Asus Netbook

Jacob Schmude j.schmude at
Wed Apr 14 18:53:04 BST 2010

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Hi Dave
I've only used the Linux version of Ubuntu's USB creator, so don't know
about the Windows version. However, do you have another computer at your
disposal? You should be able to boot off the Live CD and use the Linux
version of the usb creator from there.

On 04/14/2010 01:50 PM, Dave Hunt wrote:
> Hello!
> Thanks for replying so promptly.
> I have only Windows at my disposal.  There is a Windows version of
> Ubuntu's usb disk creator app, but I cannot use it.  When I select the
> source image, usb target, and whether to leave room for persistent
> storage, there is no way to tell the app to proceed with making the
> bootable disk.  Only available option is to quit.  Also, My selection of
> source is undone as soon as I either move off the list, or hit the
> 'open' button.
> Best, Dave
> On 4/14/2010 12:29 PM, Jacob Schmude wrote:
> Hi Dave
> This sounds like a problem with the way unetbootin creates the USB
> stick's boot loader configuration. I can tell you from experience that
> USB boot drives created with Ubuntu's USB creator work fine and have the
> boot sequence you'd expect from the CD. Why not create your Ubuntu USB
> drive with that tool instead?
> There is, of course, also the option of getting an external CD or DVD
> drive if nothing else works for you and you can't use Ubuntu's
> usb-creator for some reason.
> On 04/14/2010 12:23 PM, Dave Hunt wrote:
>>>> Hi, List!
>>>> I've tried various flavors of Ubuntu on this machine, with none of which
>>>> can I get an accessible install.  I made the usb install media with
>>>> unetbootin in Windows.  When I boot any of them, I do not get a chance
>>>> to choose language, accessibility options, etc.  Rather, they boot
>>>> directly into Ubuntu desktop.  If I start Orca, I'm taken through that
>>>> setup.  After setup, I log back in as ubuntu, with no password.  Orca
>>>> will not start automatically, no matter the setting of this option in
>>>> setup.  Once orca is starrted, I try the installer.  The installer comes
>>>> up as inaccesible to Orca.  The rest of the desktop works as expected.
>>>> I had none of this trouble when booting from cdrom.

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