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  1. Thank you for the article! I am going to try nLite. I don't know what I am doing at all. . .so it will be trial and error. I was actually hoping one of the brilliant tech savvy Forum Members had actually done a Slipstream and could post the instructions using the built-in DISM Utility. I will give it my best shot however I have a feeling I am going to fail at it.
  2. Thank you for your advice! It appears to me that nLite is utilized after the ISO has already been burned to DVD. I wanted to slipstream the updates before I burn the ISO. Can I just extract the downloaded ISO into a Folder and then utilize nLite to slipstream the Updates and then create a DVD? I think with DISM I can extract the ISO into a Folder first and then slipstream the Updates and then create a DVD. Not sure. If anyone can be of assistance with instructions I would really appreciate it very much. Thank you again!
  3. I have a very slow DSL connection so I have to go to the Library to even download the Windows 10 ISO and the corresponding Windows 10 Updates. Given that the released Windows 10 Updates are very large, is there a way to slipstream the Updates into the Windows 10 ISO while I am at the Library? The Library has a fast connection and is allowing me to download the ISO and the Updates and then put the ISO on a DVD. So is it possible to first slipstream the Updates within the ISO and then put the updated ISO on the DVD? If anyone can assist me with instructions and commands I would b
  4. Here is my uptime upon a fresh boot this morning: 14:10:19 up 14 min, 2 users, load average: 2.22, 2.16, 1.44
  5. Lubuntu seems to be working fairly well. Except for this issue: My CPU usage is always at 100%. Always. Is there a way to find out what application is causing the high CPU? Top shows nothing eating up the CPU. Even at idle my CPU is at 100%. Never changes. Never goes down. Always at 100% no matter what. %Cpu(s): 35.2 us, 64.8 sy These two figures always add up to 100% no matter what. If one goes down in value the other immediately goes up to equal 100%. Always. Is this harmful to the CPU? Is there a fix? No applications are freezing as a result and, actually, Lubuntu is runnin
  6. I believe the video drivers is why I was having trouble rebooting after installation and had to do a cold boot to even get to the Desktop. I was able to update the video driver and since that time I have not had any problems booting to the Desktop, although I still cannot access User account settings where I would like to disable the sending of files over the internet. I wish I knew what folder that setting was located in so I can disable it within the folder. Lubuntu is working better. I am able to update via the terminal. Thanks once again for all the help that has been provided to m
  7. OK. . .thank you for the information. . .you have been a terrific help. . . I was so frustrated I tried again for the 8th time. . .I may be dumb at computers but I don't think I am that dumb. . . So again the 8th time after installation I got a black screen and nothing more. . .so I did a cold reboot (again). Why do I keep getting a black screen after installation? Again after the cold reboot I was able to get to the Desktop. Why is that? I did a upgrade and a dist upgrade through the terminal rather than through the Software Updater which keeps crashing I did not run t
  8. After 6 fresh installs, 6 frozen screens, 6 cold reboots, on the seventh try, I finally got Lubuntu to work. . .sort of. At least I got to a Desktop. . . The Intel Graphics Installer doesn't work I cannot change advanced settings for User The Software Updater keeps crashing I am throwing in the towel. . .Thank you for all of your help. . .I very much appreciate all the efforts. . .but I just can't seem to get Linux to work on my old computer. . .
  9. Thank you once again for your help. I am downloading Lubuntu today. Not as big of a file. I can put it on a CD. May work better on my old hardware. Then when I get to a computer with a very fast connection I will try out Kubuntu 13.10. I will follow your instructions as you have posted above. Thank you again for all of the assistance.
  10. I don't remember where I read this information but I have been doing a lot of research since my last failure as stated above: Apparently the current Intel driver update released in December (I think) only supports kernel versions no higher than 3.12. The current kernel version that has been released is 3.13. The kernel version in the fresh install daily build which I downloaded on 1/6/14 is 3.12.
  11. Here are the repos that are showing a "404 not found": sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates sudo add-apt-repository ppa:glasen/intel-driver sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers Is it because I am utilizing a developmental build?
  12. Quote: "don't do a fresh install there really is no need assuming you get to a desktop always using the failsafe mode." Unfortunately if I don't have a working keyboard or mouse in recovery mode I can't do anything. Ok here is what I just finished experimenting with: 1. Fresh install-everything worked fine 2. I did a kernel update to 3.13.05 3. Through your instructions above I was able to get the Graphics Installer to work!! Finally! Thank you! 4. Unfortunately. . .it appears the Graphics Installer only installed a new driver. . .it appears it did not correlate with th
  13. Thank you so much! I really appreciate this very much! I have a P4 Dell Dimension 2400 with Integrated Intel Graphics. I believe the Intel Graphics Driver is 82845G or it could be the 845. The black screen or hanging on the boot-up spash screen only occurs upon a kernel update. The last kernel update that I tried to boot with was The kernel may have been updated since. Upon a fresh install I do get a KWin Crash if I go into System Settings and try and access the "Screen Saver" settings. But that is the only error I receive upon a fresh install. I will do a fre
  14. I am certainly no expert and I have learned a lot from this forum, especially in regards to my post about a continually failed boot, but could there have been a kernel update? Of the 17 times I did a fresh install and failed all 17 times, it was the kernel update that was the problem, especially in regards to corresponding with the Graphics Driver. See my post: Kubuntu boots to black screen no cursor after kernel updates. I believe on my NVidia computer I did get the exact same problem that you did on one occasion. It is because I was not able to update the Graphics Driver to correspon
  15. I very much apologize. I am just beginning to learn about Linux. The links were great but most of the information presented was way way way over my head. I did post about the "Distribution failed" issue. You quote: "even if the installer doesn't work you can still update the intel drivers" I could not find any information on how to do that within the links you provided. Is there an updated graphics driver I can download rather than going through the installer? If there is I missed reading that information. If the instructions were there I once again apologize. I would like to see if I
  16. Thank you for all of that terrific information. I really appreciate it. However when I run the Intel Graphics Installer I keep getting a "distribution failed" error so there is no way for me to update the Intel Drivers. I imagine this will happen no matter what Linus distro I utilize. So I have to figure out how to fix that error before I try any other distro even Kubuntu 13.10. And I haven't found the answer yet. I would have no idea how to compile a kernel. Based upon the fact that I have tried and failed 17 times to get even Kubuntu to work I would say I am a dummy when it comes to computer
  17. Thank you for the information. Given that there will probably be a major kernel update from 13.10 to 14.04 I think it might be safer for me to wait until the April release. In the meantime, I would also like to know how to update the Intel drivers since the manual Installer does not appear to work with Kubuntu. I would rather utilize the computer with the Intel driver.
  18. Do you think I did major damage both computers by cold rebooting so many times within a three week period? I never ever have had to cold reboot so many times.
  19. I admit I made a mistake by downloading a daily build. I didn't know anything at all about Linux so I learned the hard way and through the terrific replies I have received to my post. Thank you again for your valued input. I have probably destroyed two really good working computers by doing so many cold boots within the past three weeks although both seem to work just as good as before I began this failed project. At least I learned a lot. I am going to wait until April and download the 14.04 LTS final version. Hopefully that will work. The other problem is I cannot seem to update the
  20. Thank you for your input. However I can say that neither the NVidia driver nor the Intel driver was updated in the repo after the kernel update. To test this I ran the NVidia driver update when I first installed Kubuntu (kernel 3.12.07), which did install an upgraded driver, and then subsequently did a kernel update to 3.13.05 and then did another NVidia driver update scan. The four times I did this there was no driver update for the new kernel. I knew I was in trouble at that time and I was correct as I rebooted and either got a black screen or no keyboard or mouse on the NVidia and a complet
  21. Many thanks to everyone for their input. I really appreciate it very much. I am NOT running Windows and Kubuntu side-by-side. So here is an update: Yes it was stupid of me to download and install a daily build. I agree. My bad. Question: Do the LTS versions only have one kernel and no updates to the kernel? I have tried to run Kubuntu on two different P4 Machines, one with NVidia graphics, one with Intel graphics, seventeen different times (in other words, reformatting, fresh install seventeen times) and ALL 17 times have failed at one point or another. I was able to tempor
  22. Thank you so much for your insight. I tried the old 3.12x kernel last night and when I rebooted I still got a black screen no cursor. Which is why I originally thought it was a GRUB Bootloader issue. Today I went into the GRUB screen upon boot and chose the latest kernel but did not chose recovery mode, just the latest kernel by itself and replaced "quiet splash" with "nomodeset" and I was able to boot to the desktop. When I rebooted I again got a black screen no cursor. So I shut down the computer and when I turned it back on and rebooted I went into recovery mode and again chose the
  23. Also when I am able to boot to the Desktop via the Recovery Mode all programs work just fine. There are no error messages. So if anyone has the Konsole commands to reinstall the graphics drivers and I can do those from the Terminal. However if I reboot normally I will get a black screen no cursor. I have to completely shut down and restart to get the Recovery option. Thank you again for any assistance you are able to provide.
  24. OK. . .can anyone please give me the instructions so I can reinstall the graphics drivers to work with the new kernel? I can boot to the desktop through recovery mode only if I select GRUB Bootloader option. It doesn't matter what kernel I select just as long as select the GRUB Bootloader option. Any other options just reboots to a black screen with no cursor. It only boots to safe mode if I shut down the computer completely and turn the computer back on. If I just restart without shutting down then it boots to a black screen no cursor. Also when it hangs on a black screen no curso
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