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#1 steingis

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:50 AM

i seen this looking through these forums


http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/windows-installer


and was thinking of installing it on my netbook as i dont have cd drive.

at the moment i have a trial or ungenuine copy of windows on my netbook.

so is this the same as installing from a cd and can i get rid of windows fully with this

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 11:49 AM

There's info on installing Ubuntu from USB here.
I'd suggest trying it before you install it see here. If you do want to install, Ubuntu will give you on option to install over anything else on the computer.
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Posted 06 June 2011 - 09:31 AM

steingis,
I would look into this ...

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

it will make a flash drive bootable and then you can try linux from the usb drive



Personally I would never install linux via Wubi ... all this does is create a 'virtual install' of Ubuntu you would still have your ungenuine copy of windows running with this running on top of it...

If you have more questions drop me a pm

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 08:29 AM

yea ill scrap the wubi idea then. do i need to do the same thing for installing windows xp on it i havent decided between the 2 yet and do you think it would support xp?

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 08:10 PM

Since you haven't given specs for the netbook I can only assume a stripped down install of XP would work, whereas Ubuntu offers a netbook specific version.

As for transfering a set of XP install disks to usb form to install, I think it can be done, try asking in the Windows XP forums, but there is always the option of using a USB DVD Drive.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 05:48 AM

its an acer aspire one aoa 150 ab which version of ubuntu/linux is aimed at netbooks and which windows o/s is aimed at netbooks?

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 07:26 AM

From now on with the regular releases of Ubuntu, there isn't a specific Netbook edition. The versions are 'unified' under the Desktop edition, see here. The Lucid Linux version of Ubuntu, ie: the version with long term support does still carry a netbook edition and can be downloaded from here. As far as Windows netbook editions go I'd assume information can be found here.
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:33 PM

I got an Acer Aspire One AOD250 a year ago. It shipped with Windows XP, which I removed and replaced with the conventional Ubuntu 10.04 release (not the Netbook edition). I could not be happier with it. :thumbup2:




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