Novice (aka beginner) Ubuntu user

Raseel Bhagat raseelbhagat at
Sat Oct 18 10:08:16 UTC 2008

On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 3:31 PM, ac <"aec$news"> wrote:

> Gerald Comeau wrote:
> > Colleagues,  I'm trying to break away from Windows, well at least for 80%
> of
> > my work, but Ubuntu has me puzzled.  I'm trying to run from a 7.04 CD and
> > consistently receive the following message.  Thinking it might be the
> > release I downloaded and burnt 8.014, same message.  Finally, I installed
> on
> > a separate hard drive and selected it as my boot device, Ubuntu cycled up
> > but I can not see any network connection option beyond dial up.
>  Thoughts,
> > reference a manual page I may have missed?
> >
> > BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu12) Built-in shell (ash)
> > Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands
> > (initramfs)_
> Although your issues might be completely unrelated to possible cd
> errors, it is strongly advised to check the CD for errors, at least
> initially until you are up and running. There are several stages which
> can possibly be subject to problems - the downloaded file itself, the
> burn process, and the read process in the use target machine.
> A quick way to confirm all is well is to use the CD option after boot
> up  choice
> 'check this CD for errors'
> this will obviously include checking if the target a machine can read
> even a perfect CD for your intended activity, which is important.

I'm pretty sure this is not a CD error.
A corrupt media would have showed "I/O error" of some sort.

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