[ubuntu-studio-users] Introduction & Installation problem

Mike Holstein mikeh789 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 19:17:25 UTC 2015


On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 11:31 PM, <agents4jesus at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Hi,
>

welcome, tony!


>
> My name is Tony Bienstocke (pseudonym), and I really enjoy using Linux.
> Recently, I discovered Ubuntu Studio and have been trying to install it.
> (More on this in a paragraph or so)
>
> I am trying to possibly get into the publishing industry or the movie
> industry, and I thought that I could whet my appetite with Ubuntu Studio. I
> do have a bit of Linux knowledge, and I hope this will increase it. And
> hopefully, I’ll be able to contribute to this community as well.
>

you should be aware of what limitations your specific industry may locally
place on you. make sure you dont have the need for software that doesnt
support linux, such as, protools.. we have many ample tools for most any
work flow, and if you are "on your own", and dont need to work with others,
you can use the tools provided with no issue.


>
> The only problem is I’ve had trouble installing it on my PC, so I have two
> questions.
>
>
>    1. What is the username for the “Other…” account in the live cd (in
>    this case, USB)? I tried “Try Ubuntu Studio without making changes to your
>    PC” and also the “Install Ubuntu Studio” and the OEM install. All three of
>    them ask for a username and password of the “Other….” account. I
>    tried “ubuntu” without a password, then “ubuntu” with that as it's password
>    also, and it doesn't let me in. Personally, I think this needs to be
>    changed where there is no login for the live usb/dvd. But in the meantime,
>    what’s the creds for logging in? I googled around, but I couldn’t find
>    anything.
>
>
there is typically no need to login to run the live iso, or install. what
iso are you using? let me suggest the 32 or 64bit version from here
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/15.04/release/ that fits
your needs best. you  can also check the md5 sum of the download to make
sure you have a "good" downloaded iso.


>
>    1. I have a PC running Win8.1 and I want to dual boot with Ubuntu
>    Studio on another partition. The only think that is making me wary is that
>    I’ve read that UEFI, Windows Boot Loader, and some other things can
>    conflict with the installation of Ubuntu Studio (or just Linux in general)
>    and it's own bootloader. What do I need to be wary of? I’ve turned off fast
>    startup, and I’ve also turned off Windows To Go. I am unable to turn off
>    the Secure Boot, but the live USB seems to boot up fine. (I can’t log in,
>    as you already know). Are there any guidelines or tips or even a step by
>    step that someone could provide me?
>
>
i would say, sure.. be wary.. but, lets address that concern. why are you
concerned? you dont want to lose your windows install, and 'break"
anything. this is a fact.. that hard drive *will* fail.. they all do.. so,
before doing *anything*, go ahead, right now, and make sure, all your data
is backed up, and you have a way to reinstall windows, and/or, an image of
that drive, and the recovery partition. keep in mind, though, this doesnt
make things simpler for you, these are facts.. you are not promised by the
creators of that computer that you can install linux, or any other
operating system you choose. also, linux is not preventing you from
installing it on the hardware, or, the creators of the hardware from
supporting it... that being said, i suggest, plan for total failure, and
you'll be ok, no matter what happens..you can refer to
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

also, what i used to do, on a desktop machine, was simply have another hard
drive that i would choose to boot from the bios.. this made me feel
"safer", though, its not necessary, for sure.. or actually any safer. in my
experience, ubuntu worked well with my uefi hardware.



> Thanks,
>
> Tony
>


cheers, and welcome to the community.. let us know how it goes..


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