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    Quote Originally Posted by Khan View Post
    No you can't run windows applications at the same time. What you do is reboot the computer, insert Ubuntu Live CD-Rom. You can only use Ubuntu and you can't save any settings whatsoever.
    That's why I love Knoppix You can save any settings you want.

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    When you use a bootable usb stick with Ubuntu on it, you can save your settings and use it in another computer as well. Of course the computer has to be able to boot from a usb device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loko View Post
    When you use a bootable usb stick with Ubuntu on it, you can save your settings and use it in another computer as well. Of course the computer has to be able to boot from a usb device.
    I know, though I just can't seem to live boot on a Raid 1, in any case I'm pretty happy with this Ubuntu on Windows solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khan View Post
    No you can't run windows applications at the same time. What you do is reboot the computer, insert Ubuntu Live CD-Rom. You can only use Ubuntu and you can't save any settings whatsoever.
    I know the answers to those questions... I was just trying to pinpoint why this software is better than the Live CD.

    P.S. Shenny, was I doing something wrong? I'm running vista... I right-clicked cmd, clicked "Run as Administrator," typed "cd /users/I Knew It!/Desktop/Portable_Ubuntu/" and then I typed "run_portable_ubuntu."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post

    P.S. Shenny, was I doing something wrong? I'm running vista... I right-clicked cmd, clicked "Run as Administrator," typed "cd /users/I Knew It!/Desktop/Portable_Ubuntu/" and then I typed "run_portable_ubuntu."
    Problem 1 - Vista

    In any case (on a XP machine) I just go to the command line and execute "portable_ubuntu.bat"

    What's happening at your end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shenron View Post
    Problem 1 - Vista

    In any case (on a XP machine) I just go to the command line and execute "portable_ubuntu.bat"

    What's happening at your end?
    Well... Pretty much immediately, a tray icon appears. After about 3 minutes, the splash logo appears for about 30 seconds. After a further 2 minutes or so, the Ubuntu bar thingy shows up - but when I click on it, nothing happens. Frozen Ubuntu, that's a first.

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    Now that's weird, I'll see if I can find some answers and will let you know.

    I've just loaded it again and it took me 12 secs 'till I got the splash screen and 37 seconds for a full load.

    Don't you have any machine running on a half decent OS (aka XP) so you can test this? Maybe an old 386 machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shenron View Post
    Now that's weird, I'll see if I can find some answers and will let you know.

    I've just loaded it again and it took me 12 secs 'till I got the splash screen and 37 seconds for a full load.

    Don't you have any machine running on a half decent OS (aka XP) so you can test this? Maybe an old 386 machine?
    I do, but I can't really be bothered pulling it out of the shed.

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    thanks for the info..been loooking for one so i can also experience ubuntu.. thanks..

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