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bikefreakvinnie
July 12th, 2009, 08:50 PM
Been hearing alot about cloud OS so i downloaded gOS-3.1 its a linux cloud os:
http://www.thinkgos.com/index.html

but trouble is that its 768mb so bigger than a cd and the lap top i want to try it on will not install from usb and only has a cd drive.

Has anyone any idea on how to install it to the old laptop i messing with! any help would be greatly appreciated...

earthpigg
July 12th, 2009, 09:00 PM
hi,

have you tried burning the ISO to a dvd?

alternatively, since gOS 3.1 is based on ubuntu 8.04, you could give Ubuntu 8.04 a shot -- aside from artwork, there is nothing available in gOS that isn't available in Ubuntu.

earthpigg
July 12th, 2009, 09:06 PM
but trouble is that its 768mb so bigger than a cd and the lap top i want to try it on will not install from usb and only has a cd drive.

??


http://www.thinkgos.com/gos/download.html

it says there that gOS 3.1 is 693 megs

LewRockwell
July 12th, 2009, 09:11 PM
have you tried burning the ISO to a dvd?

earthpigg??

what's up with suggesting a DVD to someone who JUST got through telling us they only had a CD drive?


and I agree that something isn't correct if his download was over 700MB!?!

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earthpigg
July 12th, 2009, 09:19 PM
what's up with suggesting a DVD to someone who JUST got through telling us they only had a CD drive?

people often say 'cd drive' when they really mean 'optical drive with unspecified capabilities'

good call though, i should be an optimist and assume he meant to say exactly what he said :D

bikefreakvinnie
July 12th, 2009, 09:28 PM
Hey lads,
Thanks for the replys... it not a dvd drive that i have on the old laptop..
its just when i downloaded it from: http://gos.linuxfreedom.com/download.html

it seemed to be larger but the 694mb one is also there so think i'll try that now, again thanks for the replys and sorry for late reply..

egalvan
July 12th, 2009, 09:36 PM
Unless you downloaded it as a torrent, you should ALWAYS check file integrity with md5/sha.
Even then, it's a good idea anyway...
the torrent protocol greatly reduces the chance for error, it does not eliminate them.

If it passes the integrity check, then try burning the iso...
just because it takes 768M on the hard drive,
does not mean it will take 768M on a CD, which uses a different file system.

I imagine that the iso burning software will natter about the image being too big?