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  1. #11
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    Re: simple secure os

    Sounds like a case of over complicating things. Just follow instructions. If you're a noob, then read more on it.

  2. #12
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    Re: simple secure os

    my windows hdd is only a 60 gig sd drive and mostly full already so im thinking i need to install it on a different hdd, even if its in a dual boot config which i kinda wanted to shy away from since ive had problems with grub bootloaders in the past

    my system wont boot without cd in tray making me think the os didnt install at all or grub boootloader didnt install?

  3. #13
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    Re: simple secure os

    just downloaded and made a new iso and tried installing on my old desktop and still got errors!

    this time it failed cuz it said install disk too small but it asked for at least 2.5 gigs and i tried giving it all 15 gigs but i was limited to moving the cursor to a max of 10 gigs out of the 15 but nevertheless it still should have been way more than needed

    so why didnt it allow me to choose whole disk by moving slider all the way?
    why did it fail saying not enough disk space? ....does it require more than 10 gigs after it downloads all new packages or what?

    then i try install security enhanced openbsd and also get errors.
    i didnt know all the internet connections hosts domains, ipv4 gateway, name server adress etc and wasnt able to complete install maybe cuz of this but maybe something else?

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    Re: simple secure os

    Moved to Absolute Beginners.

    Is ISO valid, you can check with md5sum.
    Also instructions for DVD or USB flash drive
    http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download
    Write image or burn image not copy ISO as one large file to flash or DVD.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

    If booting issues with Live installer on flash drive it may be a video issue.

    How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2 - both BIOS liveCD & grub first boot ( also UEFI with grub)
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

    Installer has not changed a lot. examples of several versions, but should be almost same for all.

    Install with screen shots:
    http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-instal...l#.UfFD-uHAMfT
    Install options, Do not use erase entire drive unless that is really what you want. That is entire hard drive not just Windows c: "drive".
    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...g-term-support
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/6328/...install-ubuntu
    Install Ubuntu 12.10 0 with screenshots
    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...desktop-latest
    http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-instal...cise-pangolin/
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: simple secure os

    well i checked it twice with md5sum and one version got all 233 files as errors, the zip file only found 1 error.
    now what?
    redownload iso or re write?error.jpg

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    Re: simple secure os

    Any error is a problem, you should redownload.
    Many suggest using torrent as that also does verify.

    I download daily, and then use zsync so it only downloads changes & verifies that download matches. But I do that from Ubuntu, do not think there is anything like that in Windows.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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  7. #17
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    Re: simple secure os

    ok i tried the install from store bought disk , chose to install alongside windows 7 and split my empty 1.5 tb drive in half and installed it there but still get same problem.

    i also tried installing not alongside windows and tried installing on the empty 1.5 tb drive but could not figure out how to partition it properly, some error about no root directory specified in partition tables

    anyways, it seems to go through all the motions, no errors, completes install but if i reboot with cd in tray it just boots off the live cd and if i boot without it in the tray i get this error;

    [initramfs] unable to find medium containing a live file system

    do i need to change boot disk order to hdd first?
    do i click on esc to get etra boot options at startup?

  8. #18
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    Re: simple secure os

    ok i cant even seem to get into my bios right now, might have to reset cmos.
    extr boot options didnt help either.
    i dont get why this is so hard?

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    Re: simple secure os

    Perhaps you have a hardware issue.
    Ubuntu does not change your system's BIOS.

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    Re: simple secure os

    Quote Originally Posted by omniaparatus View Post
    i dont get why this is so hard?
    You're installing an operating system, something 99.9% of people will never do, you're on the bleeding edge here

    Quote Originally Posted by omniaparatus View Post
    [initramfs] unable to find medium containing a live file system
    Does your BIOS have an option in it to select:

    boot with others (or multiple) and not just a boot with only windows (> Advanced Bios Features > Installer OS Select > Windows / *Other*)

    ?
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