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#21 ShamusHand

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 11:04 PM

This is the definition of awesome. :woot:

#22 Rudy

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 02:04 AM

That sh**t crashes my windows :angry:

#23 coldemone

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:04 AM

450mb can't download. I'm on slow mode.

But I want Ubuntu to run as portable!

#24 ThunderROM

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 12:07 PM

Isn't it a virtual machine with built in Ubuntu ISO?

#25 devnet

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 02:28 PM

its cool, i saw this one on lifehacker ;)
also waiting for ubuntu 9.04

#26 DeadWrong00

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:25 PM

This is great. I have it on my 8GB USB stick and I can fire up an OS from anywhere that has a PC that has all my own stuff.... Personally, this has completely replaced any need I had to carry around portable apps individually.

Does anyone know how to edit the "splash" image that comes up on launch, its kinda cheesy and I'd like something a little slicker. I can't find where that .png lives.

#27 DeadWrong00

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:38 PM

ALSO... can anyone tell me what the default root password is on this distro? I see that's its logging me in as user pubuntu, but I can get into some of the user settings without the pass

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:16 PM

do in terminal
sudo passwd
(type in your password)
(then type in what you want the su password to be)
(then type in what you want the su password to be again)

#29 DeadWrong00

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:11 PM

Villian

Thanks, I actually knew those commands, however, I don't remember being asked to set the password you mention in the (type in your password) step.

When I extracted this portable install to my thumbdrive and run it, I've never been asked to set a password since there is no login.

Does that make sense?

#30 DeadWrong00

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:47 PM

Found the answer in this post in another portable ubuntu string:

The default password 123456 is not for root, but for the account you end up with when you start portable ubuntu. Type “id” in terminal window to find out who you are. If I remember right it is “pubuntu”.
Then type “passwd” and change that default password for your own.
To change root password type “sudo passwd root”.

#31 Afzal

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 06:30 AM

DeadWrong00, how does it run on ur pc?
fast or slow??

i also had some graphical problems (using nforce chipset)

#32 Preath

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:12 AM

This app doesnt work in Vista x64, right? Cuz nothing happens when i try this :S

#33 TheGreenMan

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 12:04 PM

Isn't it a virtual machine with built in Ubuntu ISO?

Really? Can anyone confirm this?

#34 DeadWrong00

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:57 PM

It runs very well on my work laptop which is what i've been using to test it out. Its a Dell with Core 2 Duo chipset and 4 GB of RAM. I'm running it off a Sandisk 8GB flashdrive and everything I've done so far has been very responsive. I even did a full update of 173 updates last night.

I'll be using it more and more and I'll post findings here if they are of value.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 07:46 PM

:D Forgot to say that (or didn't someone already say it here before sorry?) you can also use Wubi

Whatever...Ubuntu rocks! :punk:

#36 pcHuntqwerty

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 03:03 PM

Thanks. I always wanted to try Ubuntu. :D

Wait is it Ubuntu 9.04?

Edited by pcHuntqwerty, 20 July 2009 - 03:03 PM.


#37 CommonSense

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 04:44 PM

Thanks. I always wanted to try Ubuntu. :D

Wait is it Ubuntu 9.04?

Dude if you want to try Ubuntu, just use Wubi. You don't need to burn a disk, partition your drive, or run the Live CD installer. Just make some selections on the screen, and next time you restart you can choose between Windows and Ubuntu using Windows Boot Manager.

#38 PurplePeopleEater

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 05:40 PM

Isn't it a virtual machine with built in Ubuntu ISO?

Really? Can anyone confirm this?

yes, you can install ubuntu inside of windows using the install disk, I've tried it

#39 CommonSense

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 08:45 PM


Isn't it a virtual machine with built in Ubuntu ISO?

Really? Can anyone confirm this?

yes, you can install ubuntu inside of windows using the install disk, I've tried it

What? :blink:

#40 coldemone

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 03:12 AM

Wubi is downloading extra repositories that is the size of your Iso and it doesn't even utilize much of the files in the iso :(

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