I dont know if my version is a fully operational system

Asked by Roderick Clark on 2011-03-17

Yesterday, I put a version of Ubuntu into my computer that runs alongside my Microsoft windows XP OS. I am not sure if this is the fully supported version, but in any case, I like it better than Windows. I want to take windows out, but if I do, will this version of Ubuntu be able to operate? Do I have to get another version? Some of the programs don't work either(tried to change the screen resolution but it went back to the original setting...)but this is running my computer much faster than Windows. i want to go fully Linux. I need some guidance here because I'm basically a novice, especially with Linux.

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Have a look at


for quick guides on doing things.

Tim Casey (tjcasey) said : #2

A quick question for you. Did you install ubuntu from within Windows? Or did you install it by booting off a CD, DVD or USB stick?

Roderick Clark (rodclark907) said : #3

I installed it from within windows.There was an option to put a version of ubuntu in that works alongside my windows OS, so I chose that one because I didn't want to lose my XP if ubuntu didn't work. I thought that option was neat, and I'm glad it exists. I'm a Linux fan for sure now, even with the problems I'm experiencing.

Tim Casey (tjcasey) said : #4

OK, so you'll need to do a full install rather using the Wubi installer.

Check the link out that Frederico posted (Section 2) and good luck!

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