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.

09-01-2007, 12:27 PM
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.

09-02-2007, 10:05 PM
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
Type lsusb
Make a note of the line pertaining to your network adapter
Post here.

09-03-2007, 12:58 AM
Whenever I type this, the terminal asks for my password but it does not type?!

09-03-2007, 03:38 AM
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.

09-03-2007, 12:20 PM
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:

09-03-2007, 07:10 PM
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:

ID 050d:705a

I have no clue what this means or how I can use this to make it work with my network.

09-03-2007, 09:24 PM
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