hensandpat at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 29 20:03:16 UTC 2008
Mark Haney wrote:
> Dr. Basavraj Kadalage wrote:
>> Dear friends,
>> I was previously using Vista Ultimate edition and have just installed UBUNTU 8.04 edition. I had installed it from windows vista.
>> Whenever I am restarting the comp... first time UBUNTU loaded but now insted of opening the UBUNTU OS, system gets stuck at some DOS prompt which shows "INITRAMFS"
>> Also in the UBUNTU i am not able to use Wi-Fi, Bluetooth nor I can connect USB hard disks and Pen Drives.
>> Kindly guide me as I am very new to this "Linux" and wanted to know more about it. I am also fed up with windows so wanted to say a fine "good bye" to microsoft. Can u help me with these issues?
> Okay, one thing at a time. It's not a DOS prompt, not really. Close
> enough I suppose. The problem sounds like your INITRD image isn't
> right. But without more debug info, I can't be sure.
> Did you try running Ubuntu on your system with a LiveCD(or DVD) before
> you installed it?
> All of those thing you list as not working certainly do work in linux,
> and most of them (the USB devices definitely) should 'just work'.
> Wireless and Bluetooth are always a little flaky to configure.
> If you can boot a rescue CD and post to us output of lspci and dmesg
> that would be really helpful.
> However, even before that, if you're new to Linux, you might want to
> take things very slow before dropping M$ completely. While the
> transition is getting better, it's still not for the 'n00bs'. A lot of
> people tend to jump in to the linux thing whole hog, get frustrated when
> it doesn't do things the way Windows does it, and drops it like a hot
Lucter et em ergo..........ik worstel en ontzwem..........I wrestled and
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