7.10 No Brown Desktop

Jayson Rowe jayson.rowe at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 23:29:10 BST 2008


On Thu, 17 Apr 2008, Jeffrey Tooker wrote:

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
> [mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Karl Larsen
> Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 8:18 AM
> To: Ubuntu user technical support,not for general discussions
> Subject: Re: 7.10 No Brown Desktop
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> Jeffrey Tooker wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
>> [mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Jayson Rowe
>> Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 5:23 AM
>> To: Ubuntu user technical support,not for general discussions
>> Subject: Re: 7.10 No Brown Desktop
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>> On Thu, 17 Apr 2008, Jeffrey Tooker wrote:
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>>> I have downloaded Ubunto 7.10. from the internet.  This is not the burn
> to
>>> disk version, or at 1 AM the night I loaded it I loaded it straight in.
> I
>>> remember I did not make a disk then.  The program is running, I do not
>>> 
>> know
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>>> how correctly.  7.10 is on a seperate HD by itself.  I have since
>>> 
>> downloaded
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>>> and burned to disk 7.10.  I got the book "The Official Ubunto Book" by
>>> Benjamin Mako Hill.  Since I have 7.10 installed I went to to chapter
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>> three
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>>> page 55 "Using the Ubunto Desktop".  I started my way through chapter
>>> 
>> three
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>>> with my computer on and logged into 7.10.  First I have no brown desktop.
>>> 
>> I
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>>> tried following the book directions.  Things only got worse.
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>>> In reading the book it says to boot up the system with the disk in the CD
>>> drive to install 7.10 from the disk. . It does not boot up from the CD.
> I
>>> believe this is in Windows, but the book is not specific. I am trying to
>>> install the disk version of 7.10 over the presently installed 7.10.  This
>>> should clear the drive of the existing program and load the new disk
>>> 
>> version
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>>> of 7.10.  The book also says the system will boot up off of the CD drive.
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>> I
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>>> believe if I can get the Windows portion to bootup off of the CD drive
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>> that
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>>> the the installation of the disk version of 7.10 will install. I do not
>>> 
>> know
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>>> how to get this done.  Help!!!!!
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>>>
>>>
>>> Jeffrey Tooker
>>>
>>> Paynes Creek Ca.
>>> 
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>> Jeffery,
>> It sounds like you are having trouble burning the .iso and are possibly 
>> burning the .iso file to the disk as a data file rather than an image. 
>> Before you get too frustrated and give up I wanted to make sure you were 
>> aware of the Ubuntu "Ship-It" program which will allow you to order a free
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>> pre-made Ubuntu CD. You can find info here:
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>> https://shipit.ubuntu.com/
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>> Hope this helps, and good luck!
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>> -jayson>>>
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>> I have tried booting up with the Ubuntu disk from the Ubuntu book in the
> CD.
>> This should be a good CD disk.  Windows computer will not boot from CD
> disk.
>> Rember Ubuntu is already installed in the computer in its own seperate HD.
>> My question remains.  How does one UN INSTALL Ubuntu from within Ubuntu?
> I
>> believe the Ubuntu presently installed on my computer (in its own seperatr
>> HD) is corrupt. I need to un install Ubuntu.  How do I do it?
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>    You have the good cd-rom from your book. Now if you can't get the 
> Live-cd to load it is because your computer bios is not set to boot a cd 
> before the hard drive. Get into your bios and change that.
>
> Karl>>>
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> Kark et al:
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> I have tried several senarios to get into my Bios to change boot order.
> Among those are "Booting From the Install CD" which is on the Ubunto install
> disk, and http://www-mdp.eng.cam.ac.uk/CD/bios.html .  This is for my Dell
> machine. All methods call for hitting the appropriate (usually F key)at
> system start.  I have done this and at no time does the Bios open, or do the
> screen options noted show up.  In thinking about this The GRUB comes up
> first.  This means that the boot order is GRUB first.  This gives a list of
> start options including Windows, the default is to start Ubuntu if no other
> choice is made.  I can not get into Bios.  I repeat for the third time: How
> does one UNINSTALL Ubuntu?
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> Jeffrey Tooker
> Paynes Ck Ca.
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You would hit a key BEFORE Grub comes up - it's usually F1, F2 or Del - it 
should say on your screen "Press some key to enter setup" or something to 
that effect. You will NEVER be able to boot from the CD until you get this 
set up correctly. It has nothing to do with Grub, nor does it have 
anything to do with Ubuntu already being installed.

Also, this has been bugging me the entire thread - it's Ubuntu (with a "u" 
at the end), not Ubunto.

-jayson




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