Installing Gobuntu 7.10

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Gobuntu is a just like Kubuntu or Xubuntu, a flavor of the Ubuntu distribution that has a very strict set of restrictions on the licenses of code and content. The Ubuntu team stripped off any redistributable and modifiable content in order to apply the Free Software Foundation "rights" definition to everything in the platform. Unfortunately, Gobuntu will not correctly enable hardware components that you can find these days, being created as a "banner" for the cause of software freedom.

The installation process of Gobuntu is text mode-based, and it is quite painful for most users, because it will not detect modern hardware, such as SCSI hard drives. So unless you have an IDE hard drive, don't even bother to follow the next steps.

If you didn't get a copy of Gobuntu yet, download it from Softpedia, burn it onto a blank CD, and boot your computer from it. Press the "Install in text mode" option at boot prompt:

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