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When I run the live CD installer, the installation gets stuck at "select a picture for the specified account." I've found that is an incompatibility problem with my webcam and the only way to fix this is running the Terminal command:

sudo modprobe -r uvcvideogp

This must be run before doing the installation. But because its a live cd, I don't know exactly how to do that. I've tried opening the terminal normally and executing this command, but I open the setup and still stuck.

How can I run this command in a Terminal on the live CD?

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Select the option Try Ubuntu without installing from the boot menu when you start up the live CD, instead of the Install Ubuntu option. Then you boot into a usable Ubuntu desktop which runs as 'live.' From the desktop, you can open the Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run this command. Then when you're done in the Terminal, start the Install process by double-clicking the Install Ubuntu icon on the desktop.

That is the best way to do it. But if you ever need to enter a command after you've already selected Install Ubuntu instead of Try Ubuntu without installing, then you can run it in a virtual console. Press Ctrl+Alt+F1, and you'll get a text-based screen where you can enter commands. Press Alt+F7 to return to the graphical user interface. Commands that are doing work in the one virtual console (e.g., the 1st one, accessed with Ctrl+Alt+F1) will continue to run even after you've switched to a different virtual console (or back to the GUI).

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@Eliah Kagan, thanks for adding the second paragraph. but I have one doubt, if we take the virtual console by using Ctrl+Alt+F1- would we get the terminal directly or the screen to input username and password. The issue is whether it would ask for username and password. –  saji89 May 24 '12 at 16:35

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