Ubuntu Netbook Remix download and install

Asked by Dustin C. Rhodes on 2010-08-09

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 on my Toshiba Satellite. I have downloaded three different copies of the Ubuntu Netbook Remix. I have tried using the download to create a bootable disc through sonic recorder, I have also followed the instructions on the website creating a USB Key. When I try to boot from the disc, my computer tells me that it is missing the operating system. With the USB Key, I can't even boot into it. I know the key works, because I have gotten my fiances computer to boot into it. She has a newer laptop than I do. I am at a loss, here. I want to try out Ubuntu, but every attempt I make is thwarted. Is there a way to download the operating system intact so that I can make a bootable CD? If not, is there another way for me to get this live CD of Ubuntu?

Dustin C. Rhodes

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

Please BE ABSOLUTELY SURE to check the md5sum of your Ubuntu Netbook Remix iso image file



BEFORE to use unetbootin to made your ubuntu bootable usb stick http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

to made a bootable cd please try this (substitute ubuntu name references with Ubuntu netbook remix)

Here some general note on install Ubuntu and howto to get a good ubuntu iso cd image (.iso) to burn on a cd:

- Here the steps to install Ubuntu 10.04 https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall
- Here a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaqaDZZ_P0g&feature=fvw

The main ubuntu site is this: www.ubuntu.com and the download location is this

Ubuntu prerequisites: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements
Ubuntu 10.04 release notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucidLynx/ReleaseNotes

1) please download the 700 mb file http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download simply press on download button
To avoid download errors download the desired ubuntu iso install cd image using the torrent protocol.

- if you are using Windows please install a torrent client i suggest you http://deluge-torrent.org/
and download the iso using a .torrent link from here:

2) PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK the md5sum of downloaded file to be sure it have no error https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM
Only if the md5sum number match with this: http://releases.ubuntu.com/10.04/MD5SUMS go to the next steps.

3) burn the iso image onto a cd, to do it install and use http://infrarecorder.org/?page_id=5 burn the cd at lower speed you can do and activate the data verify

4) insert the self made install cd into your pc cdrom drive and reboot your pc. YOU MUST NOT SEE Windows starting and you can try Ubuntu from cdrom and then install it

If you have trouble with installation (the system freeze or you can't complete it) be sure to read the above suggestions, then:

1.a ) Please boot entirely (you must not see windows starting) from Ubuntu live install cd and when the system start to boot from cd you will see two bottom screen icons (keyboard and man inside circle ) please press space (choose your desired language) then a screen textual center menu will appear to you with this items in it:

Try Ubuntu without installing
Install Ubuntu
Check disc for defects
Test memory
Boot from first hard disk

Please select "Check disc for defects" and press enter to test if your cd-driver can read in a good way the live install cd... or if the install cd have some defective file in it.
Then please also perform a Test memory to be sure your pc RAM memory have not any issue

If you get a blank screen at boot after install or booting from the Ubuntu install cd please read:


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