View Full Version : So I downloaded Ubuntu but I'm having trouble
09-01-2007, 12:09 AM
I popped the bootable CD in the drive yet it went into DOS and now I don't know what to do.
Anyone got experience?
09-01-2007, 01:15 AM
Did you set the BIOS to boot to the CD?
09-01-2007, 04:49 AM
No.. but I did create the CD wrong :(
But it works now... other than my network, I'm still working on that one.
Yeah, so many people do that.
What's up with your network?
09-02-2007, 09:52 PM
Really, we don't know at all. I used a USB wireless connection and it doesn't see it at all for some reason. All I know is that is a belkin USB wireless G connector. And we have a linksys router. Networking is not my area of expertise so I don't really know that much about it at all. my dad does all the networking but he has never used Linux before.
Well, try this: plug in your USB wireless adapter, open a shell (or terminal, or console, or whatever: you'll probably find it in your desktop environment's menu), and do the following:Type su -
Enter your root password
Make a note of the line pertaining to your network adapter
09-03-2007, 12:58 AM
Whenever I type this, the terminal asks for my password but it does not type?!
Well it wouldn't be much good if it showed your password for the whole world to see while you were entering it, would it?
09-03-2007, 04:00 AM
No but shouldn't it show like bullets or asterisks or something of the sort where you typed? The curser doesn't move at all.
Edit: if I just type lsusb into the terminal it tells me ID 050D:705a
09-03-2007, 08:54 AM
It doesn't show those for a reason... Say you were screen-casting. if people knew how many characters were in your root password, it would drastically decrease the time needed to brute force it.
This might help you: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-187999.html
Or this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper
Or maybe this:
You should have at least two passwords, one for root and one for your everyday user. I know Ubuntu is a very sudo-friendly distribution, so perhaps try sudo <command> instead.
09-03-2007, 09:08 PM
Well I got it to work, and it says:
I have no clue what this means or how I can use this to make it work with my network.
Aye, we got that -- I sent you a load of documentation to read.
09-03-2007, 09:35 PM
Oh, oops. Somehow I missed that. Sorry. :o
09-16-2007, 04:54 PM
Say, what Ubuntu version? I have 6.5 and 7.1.
09-27-2007, 04:23 AM
hahaha I did the same thing and I pretty much ruined my pc oh well...
10-01-2007, 03:03 PM
I'm using 7.1
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