New user whats the best way to swich from winxp and will internet still work?

Asked by Andrew Berry on 2008-10-12

Hello,

Please can someone advise me how...

to load ubuntu for 64bit [athalon dual]

and than how do I use/ load things such as my pipex internet and my canon mp180 printer,
pioneer dvd/cd r/w
gigabyte motherboard
samsung monitor
raid hard drive
geforce 7300 vid card

the sooner I can leave microsoft [winxp] and anything to do with the ms, the better for me,
thanks

A

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Best Andrew (and471) said : #1

Okay then!

1) Well first of all you need to burn an Ubuntu LiveCD, please go to

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

And download a cd image from there (READ NOTE)

NOTE: Are you absolutely sure you want the 64-bit version? Your CPU can handle the 32 bit version as well, and for beginners it is easier to have 32-bit (for Adobe Flash and the like). I would recommend the 64 bit, however if there is a special reason, then in the step where it says NOTE, be sure on that page, to select the 64 bit version, under 'What type of computer do you have?'

Once that has been downloaded to your hard drive, burn it to a CD/DVD using any program of your choice (if you have no preference, I would recommend Infra Recorder
http://infrarecorder.sourceforge.net/

Instructions on howto burn a livecd using Infra Recorder, can be found here
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

2) Once that has been burned, you will need to keep the CD/DVD in your computer, and restart your machine, this should boot the Ubuntu LiveCD, a LiveCD is very useful, as you can test Ubuntu, get all your internet etc. working, and then install it if you want to.

NOTE: To boot form the LiveCD, your computer's BIOS must be set to boot from the CD, if when you restart your machine, it boots XP again, please read this page on howto set up your BIOS to boot from the CD (it is very easy :-])

http://www.hiren.info/pages/bios-boot-cdrom

3) Once you have successfuly booted, please reply and I can help you get set up!

Andrew Berry (a-m-berry) said : #2

Rugby471,

thanks you very much for the info, nice to know there be experts out there.
now gotta try it...

Thanks

rugby471 wrote:
> Your question #47805 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/47805
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> rugby471 proposed the following answer:
> Okay then!
>
> 1) Well first of all you need to burn an Ubuntu LiveCD, please go to
>
> http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
>
> And download a cd image from there (READ NOTE)
>
> NOTE: Are you absolutely sure you want the 64-bit version? Your CPU can
> handle the 32 bit version as well, and for beginners it is easier to
> have 32-bit (for Adobe Flash and the like). I would recommend the 64
> bit, however if there is a special reason, then in the step where it
> says NOTE, be sure on that page, to select the 64 bit version, under
> 'What type of computer do you have?'
>
> Once that has been downloaded to your hard drive, burn it to a CD/DVD using any program of your choice (if you have no preference, I would recommend Infra Recorder
> http://infrarecorder.sourceforge.net/
>
> Instructions on howto burn a livecd using Infra Recorder, can be found here
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
>
> 2) Once that has been burned, you will need to keep the CD/DVD in your
> computer, and restart your machine, this should boot the Ubuntu LiveCD,
> a LiveCD is very useful, as you can test Ubuntu, get all your internet
> etc. working, and then install it if you want to.
>
> NOTE: To boot form the LiveCD, your computer's BIOS must be set to boot
> from the CD, if when you restart your machine, it boots XP again, please
> read this page on howto set up your BIOS to boot from the CD (it is very
> easy :-])
>
> http://www.hiren.info/pages/bios-boot-cdrom
>
> 3) Once you have successfuly booted, please reply and I can help you get
> set up!
>
>

Andrew Berry (a-m-berry) said : #3

Many thanks,

CD copied, just need to follow your inst...

Many thanks

A

problem not solved as this is a journey of discovery

Andrew (and471) said : #4

So did you want instructions or not ? (Sorry a little confused :-])

Andrew Berry (a-m-berry) said : #5

Yes please.

rugby471 wrote:
> Your question #47805 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/47805
>
> rugby471 posted a new comment:
> So did you want instructions or not ? (Sorry a little confused :-])
>
>

Andrew (and471) said : #6

Okay, now how are you connecting to the internet on Windows XP?

Andrew Berry (a-m-berry) said : #7

rugby471 wrote:
> Your question #47805 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/47805
>
> rugby471 posted a new comment:
> Okay, now how are you connecting to the internet on Windows XP?
>
>
I connect to the internet with broadband via pipex my isp, I am not
using the wireless option but am cable connected to a thompson
speedtouch wireless modem, one other pc in the house is using wireless
and will remain using winxp.
win xp just seems to recognise the setup. even though I have reloaded xp
a number of times.

Andrew (and471) said : #8

Okay, when you boot the LiveCD, does it not automatically connect you?

Andrew Berry (a-m-berry) said : #9

rugby471 wrote:
> Your question #47805 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/47805
>
> rugby471 posted a new comment:
> Okay, when you boot the LiveCD, does it not automatically connect you?
>
>
I've not booted the live cd....if it will automatically connect I should
try, I can always reload xp if all goes wrong
I should backup and reload form the cd then, overwriting the current
windows installation

also i dont have raid I have sata.

regards

Andrew (and471) said : #10

You don't need to backup, using the LiveCD doesn't overwrite anything on your hard disk, unless
you explicitely tell it to install (don't worry it is not something that you can accidentally do)

Andrew Berry (a-m-berry) said : #11

rugby471 wrote:
> Your question #47805 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/47805
>
> rugby471 posted a new comment:
> You don't need to backup, using the LiveCD doesn't overwrite anything on your hard disk, unless
> you explicitely tell it to install (don't worry it is not something that you can accidentally do)
>
>
dam, just backed up, now going to boot from c and see what happens
thanks for your help, may see you on the other side!

Andrew Berry (a-m-berry) said : #12

Ubuntu loaded , just getting used to it.

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> winxp and will internet still work?
>
> Your question #47805 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/47805
>
> Andrew Berry posted a new comment:
> rugby471 wrote:
> > Your question #47805 on Ubuntu changed:
> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/47805
> >
> > rugby471 posted a new comment:
> > You don't need to backup, using the LiveCD doesn't overwrite anything
> on your hard disk, unless
> > you explicitely tell it to install (don't worry it is not something
> that you can accidentally do)
> >
> >
> dam, just backed up, now going to boot from c and see what happens
> thanks for your help, may see you on the other side!
>
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