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January 22nd, 2010, 02:51 AM
I have downloaded every ubuntu version, remix, etc.. and used two different programs under the ubuntu free-ware to set up a flash drive 2gig PNY to install on an acer one net-book and I get "English" screen, Time zone, Key board layout then a desktop screen
and a little white circle for the mouse which circles for days, and days and never installs.
Or I get a dark screen and the same little mouse circle. On my desk top my mouse goes nuts and opens multiple windows, not all the time but sometimes. I have noticed while under the Ubuntu OS my hard drive flickers constant is that a good thing? I have used the hard drive utility and my hard drive is good no errors. The flash drive under XP will do
a live install for XP. But under Ubuntu I cant get it to succeed. Under XP i have not found
software that will do a live ubuntu cd. I've tried xcopy with all the switches /h /s and so on. No luck. Tell me what I'm doing wrong!:(

January 22nd, 2010, 02:56 AM
What sort of computer are you using?
Did you check the downloaded ISO file for errors? https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM
Did you burn the disk as a "disk image"? https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

January 24th, 2010, 12:39 AM
Im using an 2.5 Ghz 500 meg ram intell pen4 system. I finially got a usb done with kuki linux for my Friends Acer One Netbook. It's small 398meg ISO. The usb flash programs under ubuntu which only write iso's. I can put up with the mouse on my desktop going nuts. From what I read 10.04 may solve that problem. I did lose the top of my screen where it lists the icons including the shutdown feature. I pressed the button on my computer to turn it off and that worked and brought up the shutdown window and rebooted and used the recover and it worked and brought the screen back when i rebooted. The second time it happended I have not had the same luck. I'll keep trying or i'll reinstall it. I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 from a requested CD by mail and thank you for that. I have read some of the same problems by others. I'm trying to learn how to use the terminal. is there a way to restore the full features of the screen in the terminal mode under the recover other than repair packages auto?:)

January 24th, 2010, 01:12 AM

January 28th, 2010, 04:01 PM
Well I have fixed all my problems by using the terminal. I relize now this is not windows,
where everything is done for you. Which I'm starting to get the hang of using the terminal.
Which Free-ware offered under Ubuntu for writing programs would you suggest learning.
like Code Light IDE is that Linux or Python 3.1 is that linux code?