[chirp_users] Chirp Live CD won't boot

Glenn At Home GlennErvin at cableone.net
Sun Dec 16 14:27:54 PST 2018

It would take quite a lot of mistakes to wipe the drive, I think you have to 
okay about three or four screens before it actually writes to the drive, and 
even then, I believe the default is to install along side the existing 
operating system.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Unroe" <rock.unroe at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of CHIRP" <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2018 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Chirp Live CD won't boot

On Sat, Dec 15, 2018 at 1:51 PM Carleton Ingerson <maineac58 at outlook.com> 
> I am unable to get Live CD to boot my laptop which has Windows 8.1 for the 
> operating system.
> Does anyone have any idea why this is????    I made the cd with the 
> laptop.
> Thank you
> Carl W1CFY


The CHIRP Live CD uses a very old version of Linux that may not be
compatible with modern hardware. You would be better off using a live
version of Ubuntu "burned" to a USB flash drive with unetbootin set to
provide a partition for persistence and then install CHIRP. I've done
this with Linux Mint and it works fine. The thing I didn't like was
the fact that it always had an "Install" shortcut on the desktop that
was just begging for someone to accidentally or intentionally wipe the
hard drive.

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