how do I install ubuntu from scratch

Asked by Isiramen Akeeminemen on 2013-07-22

I have been using ubuntu 11.10. and upgrading it has proven to be an unsolvable problem. So someone advised me to INSTALL FROM SCRATCH any of the new version. but I need to know how to do this without causing more problem. I need someone to help me through it step by step in the simplest way and terminologies possible. please, help me.

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thank you so far. but where do I go and how do I get this ubuntu 12.o4.2
LTS into the USB ?. should I not do anything to the existing 11.10

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you can use unetbootin or usb-creator

Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #4

If you look at the link provided by Thomas on the left and side you will find instructions on creating a bootable USB

From Windows:
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows

From Ubuntu:
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-ubuntu

From OSX:
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx

Once you have created your USB boot from it then select "Try Ubuntu" make sure everything works. If it does boot from the USB again and select install.

Before you do however make sure you have a backup of any personal data you want to keep.

freedomrun (freedomrun) said : #5

No offence but USB creation could be just unnecessary complication. Instead download Ubuntu ISO and burn it on CD/DVD.
- First boot machine using burned media and backup all your important data. (Documents, Photos..)
- after you make shure your data is safe (here you can use USB drive to backup your data if no other option is available)
- you can now install Ubuntu from clean start or if you like from scratch

Regards

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