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The Ubuntu disk is probably a DVD. Older computers can't play DVD's.You can try to burn a CD yourself: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD Or install it on a usb drive http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows


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this worked for me before installing there is a place to add some options (unfortunately do not remember where exactly, but definitely before installation, should be somewhere from when it shows the boot menu) add this nomodeset noapic noacpi


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Yes it is possible. Remove the package ubiquity from a chrooted installation DVD. Here are several answers on how to create a Live DVD: How to customize the Ubuntu Live CD?


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Try choose language and "Try use Ubuntu without install"(or similar). Boot Ubuntu in Live mode and install Ubuntu from this mode.


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That worked, but the resolution was not workable. I tried PClinuxOS (same problem with the latest DVD) and there an option to start in VESA. That worked with a resolution of 1280 x 720. So I searched how to start Ubuntu in VESA mode. Gave the options nomodeset and vga=normal. That was a workable resolution. Installed Ubuntu and on the first restart in ...


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On boot menu (grub2, where you choose between "Try Ubuntu without installing" and several other choices), select the option I just mentioned (Try without installing), but don’t press ENTER, instead press E. In the following menu, search the line where you can find quiet splash and replace that with nomodeset. It will boot to a console after some time ...


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I have solved the problem. Just had to disable secure boot and enable legacy boot and it booted just fine. Thank you for all of the help.


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Try to press ESC as soon as your laptop boots..better press ESC continuously as soon as you power on the laptop.This will give various BIOS options.Press Function Keys as required.I can't tell which one as they are different from brand to brand.Somewhere you will find an option for boot sequence.Make sure your Linux Disc(Exteenal DVD drive) is above ...


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Well there is an easier solution, you should boot this an USB key. Copy the ISO from your favorite distribution's website on your USB key with Lili USB Creator, then boot on your USB key. You should also check your boot preferences on your BIOS/UEFI, check also on Google what is the alternate boot key for Llenovo. I hope it helped you.


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Assigning letters to drives is the traditional way of addressing hard drives and partitions in the user interface for DOS, Windows and related operating systems. Other operating systems have different naming schemes: What is the Linux drive naming scheme? (Also read the answer by Joel Coehoorn) Usually, Ubuntu running in a live session environment is ...


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If you put the .iso on a USB stick (in a subdirectory called ubuntu, for example), you can boot from an optical disc, but pass isoscan/filename=/ubuntu/desktop-ubuntu-14.10-desktop-i386.iso on the kernel command line. (Which you type in manually from the boot screen, unless you edit the .iso before burning it.) So the computer boots syslinux from your ...


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Your "C" drive will be located /media/<possibly_a_long_series_of numbers> Use your file manager (Nautilus), go up(down) to root (/) and then into /media, and you will see it. It is possible there might be ownership/permission problems in manipulating the files within this directory, or transferring them to an external, but just open it/them as ...


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Ubuntu Customization Kit, also found through apt-get, or synaptic, and then for added flexibility there is UCK-flow There are a few extra dependencies you might have to install, but 'uck' and 'uck-flow' are python scripts to help unpack, modify, and repack ISO images. Edit: I just checked the .deb file for uck-flow it went catatonic on installation. I ...


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You may have to install linux-firmware sudo apt-get install linux-firmware and possibly remove a couple modules, Check the post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2214110 under Special Case #1 for more details If it works, thank Chili555


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Finally! After endless hours of search and combining sparse information, to change the default username, one much reach into the initrd.lz. It appears that sqyashfs inherits the username as it is exported from the initial ram drive. So once you have extracted the liveCD ISO, pick up the initrd from casper/initrd.lz , and : extract the initrd with lzma ...


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Have you tryed edit the unity-greeter cfg file type this in whit gedit: autologin=falsh and it might work fine this way:


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Booting the drive, then going to User Accounts, (or Users and Groups), and adding yourself as a user, used to work, this would also get rid of user Ubuntu. The drive must have a persistent install. There may be some problem shutting down. If you prefer the edit filesystem.squashfs method, it is probably easiest to edit this while booting from a Live DVD or ...


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Sorry for stating the obvious, but your original problem was that a live USB stick is too slow for you, so now you're trying to achieve through a software solution which is easily solved through another hardware solution... Just buy an SLC USB stick, install Ubuntu on there, modify the boot process to your needs and you're done! 15 minutes? 20??? An SLC ...


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My apologies for writing this as an answer but a comment would not have ta same impact as it is my considered opinion that your hard disk is failing, so: Back up your data first! and then do the following: (What? You're still here??? Go away and back up your data first!) Boot your LiveCD, go to the software centre and install smartmontools, then go to a ...



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