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Pete Medium
November 12th, 2008, 12:53 AM
Hello again folks,
Is it possible to transfer the startup info from the Ubuntu CD to a memory stick, and run Ubantu in my laptop from that?
This is a continuation of my previous questions at a previous thread.
It seems my CD reader won't read the Ubantu CD. Thanks.

bumanie
November 12th, 2008, 01:02 AM
Check the disk for error and do a md5checksum (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM) on the downloaded .iso to ensure you got an error free .iso file

Pete Medium
November 12th, 2008, 01:56 AM
Check the disk for error and do a md5checksum (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM) on the downloaded .iso to ensure you got an error free .iso file

Thanks for you suggestion, but as I said in the other thread my machine is very old and someone said it is most probably my CD player. As to your other suggestion, I have no idea what you are taking about, could you explain what it is and where to find it....after all this window is for raw beginners, isn't it????
My request is can the contents of the CD be loaded onto a memory stick, and then from that can I load Ubuntu onto my computer...yes it has a USB port, and I use the memory stick for a lot of my downloads.
Thanks

bumanie
November 12th, 2008, 02:06 AM
Sorry, I haven't seen the other thread. An md5 checksum is an algorithm that calculates the download size etc. if any parts have been missed the algorithm number and the number attached to your downloaded file will not match and thus the .iso will be corrupt and won't work. It may well be that the computer you are trying this on is the issue.
as for your request, yes it can be loaded onto your memory stick. Check out pendrivelinux (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2008/02/13/pendrivelinux-2008-install-from-windows/), there are many ways of achieving what you want - but you need a properly functioning computer to do so. Check out that link.

Pete Medium
November 12th, 2008, 03:13 AM
OK well I went to the Ubuntu window you suggested re transferring CD contents to memory stick...but the information applies to 8.10 not 8.04. So I decided I would gamble with my newer laptop and install Ubuntu on that. Then I had planned to go online with this laptop, down load the 8.10 version, copy it to my memory stick and then transfer to the older laptop that Ive been having trouble with.
Because of poor broadband wireless service in most of Australia, except bigger cities, I had to wait till today when I went to our nearest city so as to get a link to the wireless broadband on my newer laptop using Ubuntu. Nothing happened. I am with Optus wireless broadband because there is no Telstra service in that area.
So, as I said in my first post...there is a hole in my bucket...Hope you can help.
Pete