RRAbuntu 1.13 Pre-Install/Demo walk-through

Filed under: Rivendell,RRAbuntu — frederickjh @ 12:03  

Hi all!

In my work on the RRAbuntu project we have endeavored to make the installation of Rivendell and Ubuntu as easy as possible. The project went from being commands to run in the terminal to get it all setup to what it is today a script with a GUI interface that helps the installer through the process.

It seems that some are still having problems with understanding what to do once the RRAbuntu 1.13 CD boots up. So, in the spirit of trying to make things easier here is a walk through that should get you either demoing or installing RRAbuntu.

If you insert the CD and then boot the computer, if your computer is setup to boot off of CDs it will load up. First you will see a screen with an icon at the bottom.

Keyboard press = human intervention

Just wait. In time you will see this screen. It can take some time for this as the computer needs to uncompress the operating system. The time it takes depends on your computer speed, amount of memory and CD/DVD drive speed. Do not do anything until the desktop with icons appears.


Select "Try Ubuntu 10.04 LTS"

Here you can select your language and then you will want to select “Try Ubuntu 10.04 LTS“. After that you will see the desktop and a read me file will be brought up in a window like this:

RRAbuntu Welcome Readme - Screenshot

Just a readme not a menu.

This is just a readme not a menu. To run the demo double-click on the icon on the desktop labeled “Demo RRAbuntu” to install RRAbuntu double-click on the “Install RRAbuntu” icon.

RRAbuntu Desktop icons

Click on these icons to demo or install RRAbuntu

After clicking on these icons a script will be started that will walk you through the process. If you click on the Install RRAbuntu icon you will see this  dialog with a question pop up to confirm that you really want to install.

Install RRAbuntu?

Install RRAbuntu?


RRAbuntu Live CD in other languages

Filed under: Rivendell,RRAbuntu — frederickjh @ 15:02  

If you run the RRAbuntu Live CD in demo mode it normally comes up in English, but maybe this is not your preferred language. What to do? As the CD is booting up there will appear a screen with the word Ubuntu and the Ubuntu logo. At the bottom of the screen you will see:

Keyboard press = human intervention

Basically this means a keyboard press = human intervention. When you see this pressing any key on the keyboard will take you to a menu that will allow you to change the interface language by pressing F2. You can also change the default keyboard by pressing F3.

After that select “Try Ubuntu without installing” (top menu entry) in your language to boot RRAbuntu from the CD.  With the current RRAbuntu (v1.13) the language of the user interface for Ubuntu will be what you selected and also for Rivendell. However the demo and installation scripts will still be in English. Changes will be needed to localize the scripts in future releases. If you find things in Rivendell that are not correctly translated or are not translated it means some work still needs to be done there. See this Rivendell wiki page about translations for more information.