This is a report about burning and testing a Ubuntu ver. 11.04 32 bit live cd on my desktop pc. The specs for my pc are:
PSU: Antec NeoPower HE High Efficiency 430W Optical: Samsung SH-S202J/RSMN 20X DVD+/-RW -asema RAM: 2X Corsair TWIN2X 2x 1GB DDR2 800MHz KIT muisti GPU: Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/512M NVIDIA 8800GTS CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 -prosessori, boxed Primary HD: WD6400AAKS-00A7B0 Sec HD: WD My Book 1130 USB MB: Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R/DS3 Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Mouse: Razer Death Adder Keyboard: Logitech G510 Speakers: Logitech X540 Screen: BenQ G900HD 24" OS: Windows XP sp 3
1. First I went to http://www.ubuntu.com/start-download?distro=desktop&bits=32&release=latest and downloaded the latest release package of Ubuntu.
2. Next I downloaded InfraRecorder software for burning the iso file. Something went wrong during the burning of the first cd and it got corrupted. Trying to explore the cd always ended up in explorer crashing so I tested the cd on another pc and the exact same thing happened there aswell. After this I decided to discard the cd and make another one. This time everything went smoothly.
3. After I made sure the cd was working. I also checked that it contained everything it was supposed to and then restarted my computer.
4. Then I booted up from the Ubuntu cd and went on to test it instead of installing. After that I checked that everything was working properly. I launched FireFox and surfed to a couple of sites. Once I was convinced all the critical parts needed to operate my pc were functioning properly I shut down my pc and took the cd out.
31.8.2011 © Hannu-Pekka Holopainen