create smart boot manager

Asked by bjorn on 2010-05-24

I have downloaded ubuntu 10.04 image disc on a CD. The disc do not boot as I use an old Dell.
I have read that I need to create a smart boot manager in order to boot the CD.
I do not know how to, have read but I get nowhere.
Can you please tell me exactly how to do. I am a beginner and need to know what to download and how to load the downloaded file(s).
Pls be specific.

Thanks for your support

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Thiswill make a bootable floppy if your system cannot boot cd:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/use-a-floppy-to-boot-usb-pendrive-linux/

If this is not what you meant, please clarify your situation and intentions

peter b (b1pete) said : #2

bjorn, you say ......'downloaded ubuntu 10.04 image disc on a CD'.....I think that you downloaded ubuntu 10.04 image FILE. if this is the case then this FILE must be burned to a CD that will be a bootable CD, please do this by following the instructions on the url below

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

Is it not best to copy the ISO version of 10.04 - to ensure it boots correctly ?

bjorn (bjornlofgren) said : #4

Thanks but need some additional info.
I have on my PC the old LINUX Hardy heron. I downloaded the 10.04 image file and can see all files included, this was also copied to a CD. My PC do not load the CD image file. The link above explain how to load using USB drive or floppy. I have only a CD-DVD drive.
How can I prepare a CD to read the image file and start loading 10.04?
I am a newbie so please bare with me...
Thanks

Well Biorn I am also a Linux Newby. So my suggestion could be half baked.
Based on my expereience about 6 weeks ago when I aslo copied Ubuntu 9.10
over onto a CD only to find it wouldn't boot because I had not the ISO
routine on /in my recording setup !.

But do tell me how you get on.
Guss Stacey.

On 24 May 2010 04:39, bjorn <email address hidden> wrote:

> Question #112065 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/112065
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> bjorn is still having a problem:
> Thanks but need some additional info.
> I have on my PC the old LINUX Hardy heron. I downloaded the 10.04 image
> file and can see all files included, this was also copied to a CD. My PC do
> not load the CD image file. The link above explain how to load using USB
> drive or floppy. I have only a CD-DVD drive.
> How can I prepare a CD to read the image file and start loading 10.04?
> I am a newbie so please bare with me...
> Thanks
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
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>

If you right click the MD5 tested ISO you can open it with your burning software and you can make a bootable CD that way.

peter b (b1pete) said : #7

bjorn, pls read instructions on url indicated above and here below

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

just for your info, a quick tip, the downloaded ubuntu .iso extension file if just copied to CD is a DATA NONBOOTABLE file stored on a media called CD. in order to obtain a BOOTABLE USABLE CD that can be read and makes possible the installation, the .iso file MUST be written to CD as opposed to copied to CD.

excerpts from 'Ubuntu' section on the link above .....'

# Browse to the downloaded ISO image in the file browser.
# Right click on the ISO image file and choose Write to Disc.
# Where it says "Write disc to" you may have options such as "File image" as well as your CD drive. Choose your CD drive. Your CD drive may show as something like "BD-MLT UJ-210S"
# Select the write speed. If you are burning a Ubuntu Live CD (one that you may want to boot from), it is recommended that you write at the lowest possible speed.
# Start the burning process.'........

pls read the instructions on the url - there are other steps req'd before writing to CD that ensure that the CD is indeed good and valid.

Oh ! So we are spoilt with several options to create bootable cd's !

So my quesry, "How best to copy the last but one version of Hplip. install
it over (? or in place of) the latest version, is simpler still ! ?"

Namely;
sh [path/] hplip {latest but one version}

where [path] is yet to be worked out and tried!-
As have I suggested a legitimate Command and syntax for that Script ?

You remember my problem . .
".Installation stalled at Step 2 or HOWTO install hplip onto HP1210 psc .
. as the action gksudo hp-setup does NOT bring up a dialog Box.
Instead get Error message; "hp-setup requires GUI support " (in red !).

Am running latest version of HPlip (few days old ?) and I suspect this
version has not been fully Beta tested.
I geuss or hope that an earlier version of hplip would bring up the
required Box.

I plan to download such an earlier version and retry the Howto install
HP1210 psc. But exactly How ! ?
Geoff Gus Stacey.

But
Geoff Gus Stacey
- Show quoted text -
Gus

On 24 May 2010 05:58, actionparsnip <email address hidden>wrote:

> Question #112065 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/112065
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> If you right click the MD5 tested ISO you can open it with your burning
> software and you can make a bootable CD that way.
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
> subscriber of the question.
>

Thks to Peter b and Actionparsnip !

On 24 May 2010 06:31, Geoffrey Stacey <email address hidden> wrote:

> Oh ! So we are spoilt with several options to create bootable cd's !
>
> So my quesry, "How best to copy the last but one version of Hplip. install
> it over (? or in place of) the latest version, is simpler still ! ?"
>
> Namely;
> sh [path/] hplip {latest but one version}
>
> where [path] is yet to be worked out and tried!-
> As have I suggested a legitimate Command and syntax for that Script ?
>
>
> You remember my problem . .
> ".Installation stalled at Step 2 or HOWTO install hplip onto HP1210 psc
> . . as the action gksudo hp-setup does NOT bring up a dialog Box.
> Instead get Error message; "hp-setup requires GUI support " (in red !).
>
> Am running latest version of HPlip (few days old ?) and I suspect this
> version has not been fully Beta tested.
> I geuss or hope that an earlier version of hplip would bring up the
> required Box.
>
> I plan to download such an earlier version and retry the Howto install
> HP1210 psc. But exactly How ! ?
> Geoff Gus Stacey.
>
> But
> Geoff Gus Stacey
> - Show quoted text -
> Gus
>
>
>
> On 24 May 2010 05:58, actionparsnip <email address hidden>wrote:
>
>> Question #112065 on Ubuntu changed:
>> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/112065
>>
>> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
>> If you right click the MD5 tested ISO you can open it with your burning
>> software and you can make a bootable CD that way.
>>
>> --
>> You received this question notification because you are a direct
>> subscriber of the question.
>>
>
>

bjorn (bjornlofgren) said : #10

Thanks all who helped mw out. You are great and thanks for your support.
The problem was probably two and all mine.
1 I did not write to disc, I copied (thanks for this )
2 My CD drive was dirty and also lowered to min speed.
Next time you at UBUNTU tech team write how to....you only have to stress write to and not copy to. It was too much info regarding how and I had probably too much info to work with.
You are great and all works just fine.

Pleased we all were able help.
You mention "Too much info"

Would it not help to highlight the *important Action words* !
and then include reminders like;

*Beware the Important difference between **Write to *and* Copy to !
*
Perhaps this would help !
However we must also be carefull with the Humpity Dumpty effect.

You remember the famous character in Alice in Wonderland who stated*, "When
I use a word, it means just what I want it to mean " . . . and not what you
think it might mean !

*Which is more food for Thought *.
Best wishes Gus-Ubuntu.
*
On 28 May 2010 00:53, bjorn <email address hidden> wrote:

> Question #112065 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/112065
>
> Status: Answered => Solved
>
> bjorn confirmed that the question is solved:
> Thanks all who helped mw out. You are great and thanks for your support.
> The problem was probably two and all mine.
> 1 I did not write to disc, I copied (thanks for this )
> 2 My CD drive was dirty and also lowered to min speed.
> Next time you at UBUNTU tech team write how to....you only have to stress
> write to and not copy to. It was too much info regarding how and I had
> probably too much info to work with.
> You are great and all works just fine.
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
> subscriber of the question.
>

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