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    Re: 10.10 has no display at all

    [QUOTE=Bashing-om;12866296]medusa569; Hey;

    Not a problem to access the install from the liveCD;
    One needs to know what hard drive the system is installed to and what partition they want to access. <snip>

    I do see and can access MY HD but when trying to download and install programs or drivers etc. the live cd/dvd will attempt to write to the temporary ram drive it created rather than to MY disk. I have seen now way that prompts for options and there in lies the rub for me.
    Once I am in with the live CD is there a way to by session default write to my disk?

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    Re: 10.10 has no display at all

    Quote Originally Posted by claracc View Post
    If your hardware is a pentium IV, I can say to you that I have a pentium III (11 years old) laptop with 512 MB RAM and 64 bits sys 630/730 graphics card working with lubuntu, so I suggest you to try lubuntu 13.10 (live CD ) to see if it works in your hardware.

    Then, to install it, the minimal iso install can be an alternative: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lu...MinimalInstall
    I have tried different newer distros despite the fact of my limited pc resources ..and each one had the same graphics loading problem. For the life of me I can't figure out why they wouldn't automatically have some type of nvidia compatible driver on the live CDs to prevent black screens but all of them have had that problem. The lowly Puppy Linux was the only one that had no problem loading. One of these days I'll try and make my own distro with more drivers in general that makes loading and installation easier..but that will be waaaayyyy down the road. Too much on my plate now.

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    Re: 10.10 has no display at all

    medusa569; Hey.

    Keep in mind we are trying to help you, In whatever manner you need the help. _ It looks like to me that you are making things much more difficult than it actually is.

    -It is no big deal to access your hard drive from the liveCD, either from the command line or from the file manager, activated with admin authority. We just need to get you to understand path names and permissions.

    -Keep in mind also in respect to drivers, there is no way to have every driver required for every hardware installed on a little bitty CD, We get ya up to a "functional" desktop, and then install the appropriate driver(s). Again, generally, this is no big deal.

    Our continued best advise remains to get you up on a current supported version. What value is there in beating on a dead horse ?

    My advise still:
    Download Lubuntu:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/GetLubuntu
    Verify the .iso file:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM
    Burn the .iso as a "image" at a slow burn speed:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
    Boot the liveCD to "try ubuntu" mode, check that all hardware and applications are functional;

    Then if problems, - indeed rare - deal with them. Generally resolved by "nomodeset" ->Additional Drivers -> install the recommended driver from that utility.
    At this point it is a reassurance to boot to the liveCD's boot menu and verify the CD file structure (check disk for defects).

    Install Lubuntu :
    - older hardware, I have found is best to boot with "nomodeset" and also NOT to check the boxes for "updates" and "3rd party software" . These we can deal with after the install is completed.

    All that said, say again how we may best serve you ?

    just try'n to help
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    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: 10.10 has no display at all

    I realize that you are offering what you consider the best advice. but having to do a reinstall is not doable now since there is too much stuff I didn't back up. I do boot from live cd fine and can see and work with some of my files but my question is merely since when one boots with a live cd they are not "owner" anymore and any downloads and files are changed in temporary ram disk can i change the directory of where the downloads and installed files from synaptic can be saved so that I can affect my defunct ill behaved HD?

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    Re: 10.10 has no display at all

    So you cannot or would not back up, cannot or would not reinstall an up to date OS, cannot or would not install up to date software..

    What if your laptop finally dies? Just asking.
    Last edited by monkeybrain20122; December 8th, 2013 at 03:29 AM.

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    Re: 10.10 has no display at all

    medusa569; Hey ,

    I can be dense as a bag of rocks on occasion .. here I do not understand the difficulty you have with copying files from the hard drive,
    Maybe I have just not encountered your situation.
    When you make the mount point ..you are in effect the owner of the attached file systems .- Not withstanding root owned system files,, Then care is exercised with the use of "sudo" to do what is required.

    What I generally do is mount my hard drive and as well mount a USB thumb drive from the command line and copy (cp -p) files from the hard drive to the usb drive, or vice versa, no problem I have encountered to this time. That is not to say one should not check what the destination directories and files permissions might have changed .. and "chown" or "chmod" or "chgrp" as might be required.

    One may also activate "nautilus" with admin authority, and drag and drop files straight across from 1 window to another open window.

    Maybe these docs will help ?
    https://help.ubuntu.comunity/Mount/
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FilePermissions

    Specific instance and I will test for a specific result.

    try'n to help
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    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: 10.10 has no display at all

    I had a similar problem and I found that all I needed to do was lighten my screen at the start on my laptop that is f3 then I could see the distro and then load it.

    I hope this helps

    Terry

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    Re: 10.10 has no display at all

    To all of those who prompted me to upgrade...I've decided to bite the bullet and backup files and reinstall a distro......crunchbang !
    I liked what I tried and hopefully I won't replicate the same uninstall problems that wound me back to the gates of hell.
    My thanks to all who responded.

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    Re: 10.10 has no display at all

    medusa569; Good deal !

    Any solution is better than no solution.

    We do crunchbang here too !

    Please too mark this thread solved, in that you are now happy happy happy.

    all's well that ends well
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    Happy ubutu'n !

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