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UBUNTU help please!

by Jasso20 / February 20, 2008 8:45 AM PST

I need to know how to download ubuntu and put it on a cd, because ive tried twice from and tried putting it on my desktop and the cd was black so can anyone help me?

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Ubuntu help
by double_clutch / February 20, 2008 8:56 AM PST
In reply to: UBUNTU help please!

I would first recommend you have the right version downloaded properly. I made the mistake of downloading a server version, which didn't work on my desktop, so make sure the version is appropriate for the computer. Next you'll need to burn the image file to disc, and if you don't have burning software you'll be sure to find something at Then burn the disc and boot from the CD for the live environment to launch, and install.

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by Jasso20 / February 20, 2008 9:01 AM PST
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could you send me the link of the proper program to burn to a cd please? so i dont mess it up, I have a compaq desktop computer

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please help
by Jasso20 / February 20, 2008 9:31 AM PST
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that didnt do anything?

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Not Sure Why You Want Ubuntu Now But Have You??
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 20, 2008 9:42 AM PST
In reply to: please help

...tried typing "Ubuntu Download" into Google? The first link shows a good download spot..

Unfortunately, you've jumped around so much, from one thread to another, it's tough to know WHY you now want Ubuntu.. That's not a problem but if you'd stay in your original thread, it might be clear to all.. I'm still not sure why you haven't used the Compaq Recovery methods to reinstall XP on your computer.. that is, IF you still want XP..

Generally, if you can't use the Recovery Partition to reinstall everything and IF you didn't wisely create Recovery Discs when you first used the computer, you can still contact Compaq and purchase Recovery Discs fairly cheaply.. It's your choice.

Hope this helps.


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by Jasso20 / February 20, 2008 9:48 AM PST

well i would but this computer is like 4 years old. it crashed the other day and stupidly i used a DELL reinstallation cd to reboot the computer and everything was fine i just could not connect to the internet so i need a different program to get me going i just dont know what to do. i have no compaq recovery cds either.

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Correct Compaq Recovery Methods Were Given...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 20, 2008 10:02 AM PST
In reply to: yeah your other thread.. You mentioned that you will try them.. Please do..

You don't need Compaq recovery CDs as long as you haven't eliminated the Recovery partition on that computer.

As to: "well i would but this computer is like 4 years old." .. Such should have nothing to do with your ability to use Google, then find and download and install Ubuntu.. Obviously, you've got the use of a functioning computer at this moment so you should be able to move forward in you search...

Hope this helps.


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No offense
by Jimmy Greystone / February 20, 2008 9:50 AM PST
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No offense, but if you can't even handle burning an ISO image, Linux probably isn't for you, no matter what distribution it is.

Linux tends to require a certain level of resourcefulness out of people, and from what I've seen, you don't have it. At least not with computers, so you will probably want to stick with Windows or get yourself a Mac.

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Here are some links
by double_clutch / February 21, 2008 5:04 AM PST
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I haven't checked other threads, so here are the necessary links. First the download:
choose the location closest to you for a better download. Once it's done, locate the ISO file (disk image) as it is time to burn the disc.

Here is a free burning app: I've used it and it works fine. Just drop a blank CD and burn the ISO onto it. Once that's done you will need to restart and access the BIOS, usually by pressing the Delete key at startup. Change the first boot device to CD-ROM, exit saving changes, and start Ubuntu normally.

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