Version 6.06 is not loading

Asked by Dave on 2006-10-14

I tried installing ubuntu 6.06 on my windows 2000 and XP OS's however it did not install. I also tried running from the CD itself without installing....but nothing happens except for the browser opens up and it's applications show such as, Mozilla and so on. Isn't this suppose to be an operating syatem.....?

Thank you,
David

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Luca Falavigna
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2006-10-15
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2006-10-15
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2006-11-04
Luca Falavigna (dktrkranz) said : #1

Did you insert Ubuntu CD while in Windows? If so, it shows you some applications like Firefox or OpenOffice.org which can be installed on your Windows box. In order to launch the "real" Ubuntu, you have to put its CD in your CD-ROM drive, reboot, select CD as boot method in your BIOS and wait until Ubuntu LiveCD mode is up and running. On modern computers this isn't going to take much time. Once in LiveCD mode, you can try a full GNU/Linux distribution and, if you want to, install it on your hard disk.

Dave (dew7157) said : #2

I will try this method. However, I followed the directions from the cd and
it did not state the BIOS. I will give it a try.

Thank you, I will be in touch.
David

----- Original Message -----
From: "Luca Falavigna" <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2006 6:57 PM
Subject: [Support #2083]: Re: Version 6.06 is not loading

Support request #2083 on Ubuntu changed:
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+ticket/2083

Comment:
Did you insert Ubuntu CD while in Windows? If so, it shows you some
applications like Firefox or OpenOffice.org which can be installed on your
Windows box. In order to launch the "real" Ubuntu, you have to put its CD in
your CD-ROM drive, reboot, select CD as boot method in your BIOS and wait
until Ubuntu LiveCD mode is up and running. On modern computers this isn't
going to take much time. Once in LiveCD mode, you can try a full GNU/Linux
distribution and, if you want to, install it on your hard disk.

Dave (dew7157) said : #3

Hello again,

This method did not function for me...maybe cause I am not that familiar
with the BIOS...Is there any other way or would you walk me though this
procedure?

Thank you,
David

----- Original Message -----
From: "Luca Falavigna" <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2006 6:57 PM
Subject: [Support #2083]: Re: Version 6.06 is not loading

Support request #2083 on Ubuntu changed:
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+ticket/2083

Comment:
Did you insert Ubuntu CD while in Windows? If so, it shows you some
applications like Firefox or OpenOffice.org which can be installed on your
Windows box. In order to launch the "real" Ubuntu, you have to put its CD in
your CD-ROM drive, reboot, select CD as boot method in your BIOS and wait
until Ubuntu LiveCD mode is up and running. On modern computers this isn't
going to take much time. Once in LiveCD mode, you can try a full GNU/Linux
distribution and, if you want to, install it on your hard disk.

peter b (b1pete) said : #4

David, Linux Ubuntu does not use bios at all; linux is entirely file based os. the only thing you must obseve as Luca said is that the PC should be set up to boot from cd. you shouldn't have any problems in getting linux running off cd.

peter b

Dave (dew7157) said : #5

Ok...I install the cd at boot-up but nothing happens..only the browser opens
up.

David

----- Original Message -----
From: "peter b" <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2006 8:55 PM
Subject: [Support #2083]: Re: [Support #2083]: Re: Version 6.06 is not
loading

Support request #2083 on Ubuntu changed:
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+ticket/2083

Comment:
David, Linux Ubuntu does not use bios at all; linux is entirely file based
os. the only thing you must obseve as Luca said is that the PC should be set
up to boot from cd. you shouldn't have any problems in getting linux running
off cd.

peter b

The BIOS is a bit of software on a chip on the motherboard of your computer. When you turn the PC on the BIOS is loaded and run. It contains some basic code for checking the system and reporting what hardware you have (amongst other things). You may see when you boot up some text appear telling you how much memory your computer has, what size hard disk and so on. This is the BIOS doing its stuff.

One of the settings in the BIOS is the "boot order" or "boot priority" or similar phrase. This is which device or sequence of devices should be accessed by the BIOS to find the operating system. It sounds like your machine id defaulting to loading from the internal hard disk. This is not the only option though. Most computers are able to boot up from the floppy drive, or from removable media such as the CDROM/DVD drive or even a flash device.

When you start the PC up there will be a special key or combination of keys that takes you to the BIOS setup screen. Often it's displayed on screen as "Press DEL to enter setup" or the key might be F1, F2 or F12. It depends on the hardware manufacturer, there is no standard here.

Once in the BIOS you need to find the setting for the boot order or priority and tell the machine to try the CDROM drive first, then the hard disk. If you have a bootable CD (like Ubuntu) in the drive it will boot off that, if not it will continue to boot off the hard disk.

Hope that clears things up.

Dave (dew7157) said : #7

Thank you for the info it was very helpful. The problem is now solved.

Thank you,
David

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Pope" <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2006 12:32 AM
Subject: [Support #2083]: Re: [Support #2083]: Re: [Support #2083]: Re:
Version 6.06 is not loading

Support request #2083 on Ubuntu changed:
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+ticket/2083

Comment:
The BIOS is a bit of software on a chip on the motherboard of your computer.
When you turn the PC on the BIOS is loaded and run. It contains some basic
code for checking the system and reporting what hardware you have (amongst
other things). You may see when you boot up some text appear telling you how
much memory your computer has, what size hard disk and so on. This is the
BIOS doing its stuff.

One of the settings in the BIOS is the "boot order" or "boot priority" or
similar phrase. This is which device or sequence of devices should be
accessed by the BIOS to find the operating system. It sounds like your
machine id defaulting to loading from the internal hard disk. This is not
the only option though. Most computers are able to boot up from the floppy
drive, or from removable media such as the CDROM/DVD drive or even a flash
device.

When you start the PC up there will be a special key or combination of keys
that takes you to the BIOS setup screen. Often it's displayed on screen as
"Press DEL to enter setup" or the key might be F1, F2 or F12. It depends on
the hardware manufacturer, there is no standard here.

Once in the BIOS you need to find the setting for the boot order or priority
and tell the machine to try the CDROM drive first, then the hard disk. If
you have a bootable CD (like Ubuntu) in the drive it will boot off that, if
not it will continue to boot off the hard disk.

Hope that clears things up.

Luca Falavigna (dktrkranz) said : #8

When ready, please close this ticket. Thank you.

Dave (dew7157) said : #9

Problem resolved

Charles Petrie (petrie) said : #10

This is very helpful - except that the bios on my Sharp Actius MM20
doesn't offer an option to set the boot priority - only enable or disable the USB CD. I have it enabled. but it ignores it nevertheless. Any clues please?