how to install ubuntu ?

Asked by alan richard on 2007-06-20

my friend gave ma a ubuntu cd works well in his windows xp PC, but not in My windows professional OS .why ?
and as my friend told that just put a cd in to cd/dvd drive and restart the system and ubuntu will start.
i tried this nothing happend till 3 hours, trying same.
Please help me with this

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tell me wha

tell me what to do,How to boot the computer?
thank you

JLR (artirj) said : #3

If after inserting ubuntu CD the PC boots into windows, enter the BIOS and set the CD as the 1st boot unit. THen, insert the CD and pick the Install/Start Ubuntu option

hommadi2001 (hommadi2001) said : #4

get in ur system's BIOS configuration and choose ur CD\DVD rom drive to boot before ur Hard Drive. (u may need the mother board's manual for this)
then reboot ur PC while the cd\dvd is in the drive and it should boot normally.

after it boots and everything loads up u should find an icon to install UBUNTU on ur hard drive.

how to enter bios

How to enter BIOS ?
tell me what to do clearly please..

Knuth Gurkasch (sinn3r) said : #7

Try directly after turnig the PC on

F2, F11, DEL or F12

Or read in the board manual, normaly is is written there

i did that but 1 window came that is windows (help and support center)

tell me what to do

Knuth Gurkasch (sinn3r) said : #9

No, don't press the keys in windows.

Do it directly after you start the pc

ok i'll try and let you know in 15 minuts

even after setting to boot 1st as my CD/DVD still having problem to operate what to do?

how to install ubuntu then ?

tjl30 (tjl30218) said : #13

Do you have more than one optical drive? If so make sure you are putting your CD in the one that boots first, also if you modified your BIO's you should then restart and then see if you can now boot into the CD. If the problem continues I would try downloading another copy of Ubuntu because it is possible that the one you downloaded is corrupt.

Knuth Gurkasch (sinn3r) said : #14

get me a definition of "problem to operate" ;)

the story goes like this :-
i have a computer which operayes on windows xp professional and some one told me here to keep the CD/DVD as the first sector to boot and then the hard drive.i have one and only one CD/DVD drive.But still therez a problem.I checked the CD which contains Ubuntu OS,it is not corrupt as it showed in the site about the software.
Now what to do next ?
is there any alternate method of booting or installling UBUNTU ?

the story goes like this :-
i have a computer which operates on windows xp professional and some one told me here to keep the CD/DVD as the first sector to boot and then the hard drive,i did that.i have one and only one CD/DVD drive.But still therez a problem.I checked the CD which contains Ubuntu OS,it is not corrupt as it showed in the site about the software.
Now what to do next ?
is there any alternate method of booting or installling UBUNTU ?

Knuth Gurkasch (sinn3r) said : #17

But still therez a problem, which?

What happen when you select the CD/DVD as 1stBoot, insert the Ubuntu CD and turn on the PC again.

nothing happend ?

its opening as same as windows

its(windows) opening as same as windows NORMAL,but not opening ubuntu.

Knuth Gurkasch (sinn3r) said : #21

ok, that is an answer i wish to hear^^

Sure you burn the ubuntu ISO correct?

And can you boot from other CDs, like Knoppix?

i didnt get you what is knoppix ?

Knuth Gurkasch (sinn3r) said : #23

http://knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html

A very famous Live-CD-version of Linux (based on Debian)

i donno about linux, new to it. any how its ok about knoppix.
please tell me what to do next any alternate method ?

Knuth Gurkasch (sinn3r) said : #25

I do not know any alternates *without* the CD doesn't even boot.
Can you boot with other CDs, try the Windows installer CD, when the setup start, you know you can boot from CD.

ok i'll try it now
you tellme that am i correct what i did...
Now my system is ON, i put ubuntu CD and restart it.--is that what i have to do or should i do something while restarting the system ?

Knuth Gurkasch (sinn3r) said : #27

Yes, you did it the correct way and if you have selected CD/DVD as 1stBoot i do not see any reasons why it should not boot from CD.

ok i'll try it now
you tellme that am i correct what i did...
Now my system is ON, i put ubuntu CD and restart it.--is that what i have to do or should i do something while restarting the system ?

ok i'll try it now.

ezerider (j-marriott7) said : #30

Hi i am haveing the same problem, I run laptop hp nx7400 xp pro software,I am trying to load the 64bit version this should run on my core 2 pentium cpu, I have done the same as Alan
has attempted without any joy. Please advise

Knuth Gurkasch (sinn3r) said : #31

I can not help you much more then saying

1. go in your BIOS and select CD/DVD as 1stBoot devices
2. insert the ubuntu CD
3. reboot

Now it should prompt the ubuntu CD menu.

BTW @ezerider : sure you have a 64bit cpu?

hi here it shows while writing my disc again as --DMA-driver error,CRC error
and shows--invalid write state
                 -- could not perform EndTrack
                 -- burning process failed at 32x (4,800 KB/s)
From NERO burner

hi here it shows while writing my disc again as --DMA-driver error,CRC error
and shows--invalid write state
                 -- could not perform EndTrack
                 -- burning process failed at 32x (4,800 KB/s)
From NERO burner

Knuth Gurkasch (sinn3r) said : #34

Hm, maybe you should download a new iso from here

http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-releases/feisty/

and burn it. Maybe your iso is corrupted.

no its working in my friends pc.
did you see that error message in NERO burner which i've sent in writing there ?

Knuth Gurkasch (sinn3r) said : #36

for sure i see the log.

that is why i advice you to download a new iso.

ok i'm doing that and also i've ordered free CD's.
can you tell me when i;ll be getting my free ubuntu cd ?

Knuth Gurkasch (sinn3r) said : #38

The shipping service is not very fast.
a friend of mine has waited for weeks, then a newer ubuntu was already released ;)

Download and burn a new iso on cd is much shorter.

yes but it takes a day to complete.
what to do ?

Knuth Gurkasch (sinn3r) said : #40

oh i cry your pardon.
hm, thats difficlut^^

Well, if you want, send me an email with your adress and i sent you the cd :)

<email address hidden>

ezerider (j-marriott7) said : #42

Hi just solved the problem, I used ISO burner to make the disk and it worked so try the net for free ISO buner programme, the one I used was LSoft Technologies, it was free but cant remember where the free version came from.

I've mailed you my address details at (<email address hidden>) check it out.
thank you

ezerider (j-marriott7) said : #44

I sent the software by email to you.
Regards John

Jason Sandlin (crane) said : #45

Just as a note, when burning CD's you can get better results by burning them at slower speeds. Also. Boot to windows, then insert the CD and see if it runs. If not try double clicking the cd drive. If nothing then, select explore and look at the contents of then CD. If you see only one file then it may be that you just burnt the ISO to the CD as a copy and not make a cd from the .iso file.

Good Luck.

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