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I have a Toshipa laptop satallite ... I itried to download xubuntu in it using a software that gives you a virtual flash disk .. causeI didn't have one .. after that I followed the steps of installing .. . the computer was restarted / I shut it down and turn it on .. it showed the installation of xubuntu stoppeed showing me a message that has (( “unable to find a medium containing a live file system” ))

tried then to get the xubntu iso file in a dvd disc .. tried to install it showed me the same message .. tried to insert a flash disc containing the iso file .. got the same message why do you think this thing is happening ??!!

plus how could I go to to BIOS menu and choose to boot from windows7 that is already in the computer before trying to install the ubntu ??? someone tell how could I reach the bois to boot from the windows that I have.. and fix the things using it .. or tell me how could I install the x-ubuntu in a right way because I am stuck

important info that might help you find out

  1. I downloaded the older 32bit version of ubntu iso even though I has a newer machine ..
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F2 or Esc will work to load Bios. In bios check if HDD is listed. You don't select windows load options from Bios, you only choose which hard drive to boot first. When the hard drive is loading file system it gives you option to choose the OS from available OS.


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well.. I tried to use F2 and ESC before but .. the computer showed me a screen showed an interface of installing the ubutnu ?? – user7322 Jan 24 '14 at 17:50
like It didn't take me the BOIS @Uttam baroi – user7322 Jan 24 '14 at 17:51
Often pressing F12 or F9 during boot will give you a list of devices to boot from. Pay attention to the text on the screen as your computer boots because this will often tell you which keys to press to get boot options or enter the BIOS configuration. – HarlemSquirrel Jan 24 '14 at 17:57
Which computer model is that ? – Uttam Baroi Jan 24 '14 at 17:58
Toshipa sattelite .. thats all I know . I don't have info but this – user7322 Jan 24 '14 at 17:58

I had the same problem once. I wanted to install Kubuntu. I solved it like this:

  • Download Lubuntu (uses LXDE instead of XFCE/KDE/...)
  • Install Lubuntu
  • After installation finished and rebooted:
  • Switch to TTY (Ctrl+Alt+F1)
  • Login and switch to root user: sudo -i
  • Stop the Xserver (as a precaution); service lightdm stop
  • Remove LXDE desktop: apt-get purge lubuntu-desktop
  • Install XFCE desktop: apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
  • Start LightDM (Xserver) again: service lightdm start

If everything works fine, install updates and reboot. If it doesn't, you'll be left without any GUI, but still able to use Windows 7 and try again...

I don't know why Lubuntu was installable and Kubuntu not, but it's working fine for me.

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is that (( lubuntu)) could be installed using (( x)) one .. or its totally different thing ? – user7322 Jan 24 '14 at 18:06
I don't get the meaning of what you're asking... – the_Seppi Mar 5 '14 at 16:02

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