1. Post #1
    gmod1114's Avatar
    August 2011
    79 Posts
    Hey guys,


    Just considering trying ubuntu and I already burned it into a disc, now what ! I tried booting the cd drive with the disc in it but it wont do anything ! HELP ME I WANT UBUNTU !
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  2. Post #2
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    joshjet's Avatar
    February 2011
    3,198 Posts
    Alright, this is kind of funny because I just did this. Just boot to the disk at bios, and run through the installation.

    It's fairly simple, just select install alongside windows in the installer.

    Edited:

    Ubuntu the easiest of the Linux flavors to install.
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  3. Post #3
    gmod1114's Avatar
    August 2011
    79 Posts
    How do I switch between the two ?

  4. Post #4
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    jetboy's Avatar
    January 2009
    2,246 Posts
    When you start your computer you'll get the option of which partition to boot to.

  5. Post #5
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    FluD's Avatar
    February 2006
    1,109 Posts
    Download wubi.exe
    install it like simple program and uninstall at anytime
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  6. Post #6
    Glorious GNU/Linux Master Race
    kaukassus's Avatar
    May 2010
    4,646 Posts
    Download wubi.exe
    install it like simple program and uninstall at anytime
    NO. wubi is bullshit, and it is generally frowned upon in this section.

    Boot from the ubuntu cd, and then install it alongside with windows (thats an option when going trough the ubuntu setup).
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  7. Post #7
    Boris-B's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,260 Posts
    If you just want to try ubuntu, you could just install it in a virtual machine. You'll be able to boot use ubuntu from within windows without messing with your partitions.
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  8. Post #8
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    ASmellyOgre's Avatar
    June 2008
    4,495 Posts
    I think he was asking about the BIOS itself. Sometime right as soon as you turn on your computer, there should be something like "Press [button here] for setup/boot options/whatever" press that then navigate through the menu (I can't help you here, every motherboard is different) and find your boot order. Then make sure that your CD drive comes before everything else. If it still doesn't work after that, then it's probably just a bad CD. Make another one (with a slower write speed and data validation if your program supports it).

  9. Post #9
    Tucan Sam's Avatar
    May 2007
    858 Posts
    install it in virtualbox
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  10. Post #10
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    thelurker1234's Avatar
    June 2011
    3,832 Posts
    NO. wubi is bullshit, and it is generally frowned upon in this section.

    Boot from the ubuntu cd, and then install it alongside with windows (thats an option when going trough the ubuntu setup).
    Wubi works well if you dont want to put it on a disc/USB if you dont have one. Or if you just wanna give it a quick try without using a VM. Some people manage to fuck up a VM. But wubi will hold your hand pretty much.

    However yes it does slow you down quite a bit.

  11. Post #11
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    NPerez's Avatar
    May 2005
    445 Posts
    install it in virtualbox
    I think this is the best idea.

    Wubi is not great.

    If you install the OS to your hard-drive, you need to create a partition for it and it'll install a bootloader and it's not very easy to undo.

    If you just want to try an OS, Virtualbox is awesome. Also, if you ever intend to work in software development or system administration or anything along those lines, it's good to know a little bit about running a VM.

  12. Post #12
    JohnnyOnFlame's Avatar
    February 2011
    1,917 Posts
    The Installer has an option called "Install alongside with <os>", you click it, drag the slider to select the space, and it will resize/move partitions automagically.
    I WOULD RECOMMEND A BACKUP OF YOUR IMPORTANT FILES BEFORE ANY ACTION IS TAKEN.
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  13. Post #13

    April 2012
    59 Posts
    If you don't want to piss about with CDs, DVDs, USBs or whatever, just use Wubi and migrate the partition. That's what I did, and it's working beautifully. Also, if you decide you don't like Ubuntu afterall, it's piss easy to remove too.

  14. Post #14

    January 2012
    68 Posts
    Use wubi it works fine, honestly resizing your disk has more room for failure.

    last time i checked it comes with the ubuntu CD. just burn the iso, open the disk in windows and select wubi.exe
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  15. Post #15
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
    2,551 Posts
    Use wubi it works fine, honestly resizing your disk has more room for failure.

    last time i checked it comes with the ubuntu CD. just burn the iso, open the disk in windows and select wubi.exe
    Wubi is very prone to randomly break Ubuntu, and has been known to cause unsolvable problems. Or well, they could be solved by installing Ubuntu correctly. And really, there's rarely any trouble when resizing a disk, just make sure it's defragmented and optimized to minimize data loss.

  16. Post #16
    hrwoyem's Avatar
    January 2012
    11 Posts
    Sorry, i don`t wannt create new thread so i will tell here. I tried install latest Ubuntu on my ASUS A53T laptop and at the start of instalation my screen gets black. Solution is to plug in external monitor and install drivers for laptop. My question is: is there any way older versions of Ubuntu works well with my laptop monitor?
    P.S.: Live version doesn`t work too.

  17. Post #17
    C:\
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    March 2011
    1,749 Posts
    Try LTS.
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  18. Post #18
    Squerl101's Avatar
    July 2011
    354 Posts
    Just shrink the windows partition, and use the unallocated space for Ubuntu.
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  19. Post #19
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    XxThreedogxX's Avatar
    January 2012
    455 Posts
    NO. wubi is bullshit, and it is generally frowned upon in this section.

    Boot from the ubuntu cd, and then install it alongside with windows (thats an option when going trough the ubuntu setup).
    I did this when I tried Ubuntu and was so glad I did.