View Full Version : [ubuntu] desperately need help!!!

May 27th, 2009, 11:32 AM
I am using an acer aspire one. i downloaded the ubuntu remix and put it in my downloads. i understand i have to make a bootable flash from this file using unetbootin. I downloaded this file too and put in in the downloads. I changed its properties to make it executable. Still it is not running telling me to run it from root. I have no idea how to do this.

Still the program is starting up, regognizes the downloaded ubuntu, but does not regognize the flash.

ive been looking to solve this problem for 2 days now. im not familiar with linux, nor with this computer, which doesnt help.

Can anybody please help??

(all the more so since i am on my holiday!)

May 27th, 2009, 12:28 PM
Assuming you downloaded the *.img file, you don't want it executable - it needs to be written to a USB stick either by using the dd command, or by a suitable writer program.

A description of the process with details can be found here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromImgFiles)