Ubuntu Live CD

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by eroda, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. eroda macrumors member

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    i want to run a live linux cd on my bondi tray loader iMac but the imac doest read burnt cd's so i was wonderign how i can do this i have an external usb iomage CDRW drive but im sure you cannot boot from that.. any suggestions?

    and i do not want to buy anything so suggesting to buy somehting else is out of the quesiton
     
  2. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Try booting from your external drive. I don't see why it shouldn't work.

    If it doesn't work, you could check out the Ubuntu homepage. You can order pressed CDs there, for Free.

    Edit: I've read that you'd probably have to wait for a long time before getting them, though.
     
  3. eroda thread starter macrumors member

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    explain to me how as ive tried to but have failed
     
  4. TigerPRO macrumors 6502

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    Off-topic: I've actually tried the Ubuntu Live CD in my iMac. But Ubuntu was pathetic (relatively speaking), don't bother wasting to much time on it.
     
  5. Jason_Bryan macrumors regular

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    I thought the ubuntu Live CD was fine. It gave me an idea of the way ubuntu looks and works. It was slow but then what do you expect from a live CD running on a iBook 500 with 384MB of ram.
     
  6. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Wait why won't your computer boot from burnt CDs? That's weird. I love Ubuntu it is great!!!

    -Kevin
     
  7. eroda thread starter macrumors member

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    its a first gen imac its always hated burnt data cd's

    and ubuntu rocks i use it more then any other O/S, its just that you are to macified use the console(terminal) in max os X more use it for everthing
     
  8. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Doesn't the drive show up as in the control panel thingy where you can select your boot drive? (don't remember what it's called in english) Haven't actually tried it myself, since I have no firewire drive of any type.

    Ubuntu is very nice, IMO. I've tried the LiveCD on my PC and I liked it very much. Haven't tried it on my Powerbook, but I will soon.
     
  9. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    So... if you're running a first gen iMac, that thing probably has a tough time w/ OS X running well. You should get a CDROM upgrade for like fairly cheap online. Then you should actually just install Ubuntu :). I have it installed on my old iMac, and it is such a great experience. Also... try Kubuntu, the KDE version. It's great too!

    -Kevin
     
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