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Basically, all you need is a computer and the
ability to download Ubuntu
Well now it's not quite so simple
I went to download.com and typed in Ubuntu in the search window. At the top of the list was a PDF converter which I know I don't need. Next is a link to webcraller.com search, so I clicked on that and got a bewildering 9 pages of different places. So I clicked on one that takes me to http://www.ubuntu.com/download . The first thing I see there is a screen talking about replacing my OS. This is precisely what I do NOT want to do!
So would someone who's a little more articulate please provide something I can get started with including how to be absolutely certain that I don't mess up my hard drive, and where to go to download Ubuntu.
hey,why don't you burn a disc from umbutu?
you don't have to install it, all you have to do is use it. Stop being so obnoxious and burn it to a disk, and use it and also I'm Very Articulate, so if you are f.... y.... Digger
Sorry to seem "obnoxious" but
I've never used anything like this before and I don't have a clue about Ubuntu. It may seem simple to you, but it's bewildering and frightening to me. As I mentioned in my OP, I had some version of Linux wipe out 5 partitions a couple of years ago, and I want to be very careful not to have that happen again. I hope that's understandable.
Now I've gone to http://www.ubuntu.com/download and downloaded what is described as the Ubuntu desktop. Is that what I was supposed to download? It's not obvious to a neophite whether it is or not. Anyway I burned the ISO to a CD, and when I put it in the drive, it wanted to run WUBI.EXE and do an install. You say I don't have to install it to use it. Then how do I do that. It's certainly not obvious.
I'm sure if I'd done this hundreds of times, it would seem as "obvious" to me as it does to you, but remember I'm a complete neophite and very weary of having another 5 partitions wiped out like I did once before.
if it wiped out 5 partitions,
it's because you told Linux to use your whole disc.
do you really think
unix and linux are the same ? maybe a good poll question of the week...Digger
you just run the program off of the disc
you do not install it on your hard drive
I went to the site you linked
and that is precisely where I downloaded my version of Umbutu, I put it on a dvd and use it whenever I want, without installing it to my computer, again I am articulate and so are the mods here.
I went to the site you linked and didn't go through 9 bewildering pages of different places, it asks you if you want to download Ubutu and takes you to the place to do that, I see I keep getting thumbs down but stickin' to my guns...Digger
If you want to dual boot with UBUNTU, use the WUBI installer. There are several ways to use Linux Ubuntu/Kbuntu but the easiest way to dual boot is WUBI.