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How to install Ubuntu 9.04


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#1 helen1963

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 02:09 PM

OK you have Ubuntu 9.04 I must ask this ..... I downloaded it ...it is sitting on my desktop as a file right now....QUESTION IS.......do I open it or can I just copy/paste it into my cd drive or what?? the site sucks at explaining this part... I want it for my other computer NOT this one...so I do NOT want it to start loading on here,,,,
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 02:16 PM

Generally these files are in image-format. (<name>.iso). That means you can burn it with your CD-burning software. I use Nero for it, but most burn-softwares have the options burn image to CD or something alike. After that you will have a bootable Ubuntu-CD

If you would like more detailed instructions, please provide me with the file-extension and what burning-software you are using.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 02:33 PM

I downloaded a program they suggested so I could be sure it worked right....I used --Free Easy CD dvd burner V-3.8... so I clicked on
Data CD DVD ....
Burn...
Add a file to project ..
It burned but when I put it in the other computer and made sure BIOS boot order was CD-rom first ...it started to spin and by passed right on by ....
the hard drive is totally formated and has 2 empty partitions right now

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 02:43 PM

I think you just copied the file on the CD. Thats not the right way. I will post back with some detailed instructions.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 02:48 PM

thank you very much ...the site was not very informative on that part and I searched it....

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 03:01 PM

This topic was created when I posted in the other one. I posted my instructions there. I will copy them here.

Oke, here are the steps you should take. If you have any questions, post back
  • Insert an empty writable disk in your CD-drive
  • Start Free Easy CD DVD burner.
  • Click on the Copy CD/DVD button (top of screen).
  • In the left panel, under Action, click on Burn an image file
  • Select the Ubuntu-file you downloaded and click Open.
  • You will get a box that asks you if you want to burn that file. Click OK and follow the process.
You should now have a bootable Ubuntu-CD.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 04:56 PM

OK that did seem to burn correctly but in the other computer again it starts to spin and nothing!!!...... what am I doing wrong ? should I delete the 2 partitions on the hard drive and let Ubuntu create?

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 06:06 PM

OK I get a message ............drive not ready system halted,,,,,,,,
ANYONE??

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 07:19 PM

When you loaded the CD into the computer, did you get an Ubuntu screen where you get to choose
which procedure you want to do? If not, there are a few things that may be the problem.
Bad download or wrong image file
errors on CD
Faulty CD/ROM

Give link to where you downloaded the image from and which image you downloaded.

If the CD is good you should be able to run it as a "live CD" in either computer provided you have sufficient RAM.

It is best to write the .ISO to a CD using a low speed to reduce chances of error
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The link below is to one of the better "how tos" for Ubuntu.
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing
Just Beginning
Introduction
Read this first before you try Ubuntu*

Which Ubuntu to pick?
Getting Ubuntu
Burning the Ubuntu ISO

Ubuntu inside Windows
Dual-boot with Windows
Install Desktop CD Ubuntu
Modest Specs

Install Software
Extra Repositories

Security in Ubuntu
Create a "browse as root" launcher*

Where's the Terminal?
Password in Terminal

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:36 PM

When you downloaded the iso image, did you check its checksum? If it doesn't match one of the sums in this list, it's a bad image. Also, I recommend downloading all images from this location: http://releases.ubuntu.com/jaunty/, instead of picking a mirror. The images here are more likely to "healthy," and the site also has an md5sum list.

What you're experiencing may also a hardware issue/incompatibility, but I'm not sure.

Edited by MadDawg, 05 May 2009 - 08:38 PM.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:49 PM

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download is where I d/l'd from .....should I select open with (ImgBurn) instead of saving it as a file ,,,,,,,,,

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:53 PM

That is the site where you choose a mirror. I prefer the one I linked to, because the files are good and they download fast. To answer your question, I would save it as a file, then open it with the CD burning software. That way, if the burn were to be unsuccessful, you can try again without having to download the iso image again.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 09:19 PM

ok soooo....links;
http://releases.ubuntu.com/jaunty/...

image.....PC (Intel x86) desktop CD
???
sound right?

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 09:44 PM

Yep, that's right
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 02:52 AM

I sometimes have the same problem with boot-CD's. I never burn at the maximum speed (just select the one below the maximum speed) and that gives less problems.

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