May
1
comment What to do if you don't have Username
Yep when I run the try ubuntu option it loads and sets up ubuntu leaving a coloured background 4-5 small icon top right of screen and a logon box, which asks for a username and password, I'm guessing this is from my xp windows install
Apr
30
asked What to do if you don't have Username
Apr
30
comment Can I use ubuntu to recover files from an old system
Well the saga continues...I've worked out that if you go into bios setup and come straight back out without saving setting the Live cd boots up, this must be a way of shortcutting the original boot sequence...anyhow I can now get all the way down to the try Ubuntu but once you hit this I get a grey screen and then everything dies, the screen goes black and has an amber light suggesting its on but no signal from the computer, it's as if the cd drive has just given up...um what next, I'll try the other drive...
Apr
30
comment Can I use ubuntu to recover files from an old system
Hi all the above was great information, but sadly the machine could not load the live cd, then I came across this...it happened after I'd gone into the setup bios and the live cd tried to boot up after exiting the setup... "This kernel requires an x86 -64 cpu but you only have an i686cpu unable to boot" any suggestion? The old system is running Pair AMD Athlon MP 2800+ on a tyan thunder k7 dual AMD motherboard.... so it's pretty old... No sure where to go from here...