Not enough memory for Ubuntu 11.04

Asked by Traci Alexa on 2012-02-04

I'm using a USB to use Ubuntu, but how do I clear space to install it? Before I used the USB, my computer said, "Operating system not found". So I can't go back and delete things. (Last OS was Windows XP.)

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2012-02-04
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2012-02-04
arochester (arochester) said : #1

Make sure the BIOS/Boot Order is set to boot from USB before the Hard Drive. Boot . Your don't need an Operating System on your Hard Drive.

Chris (fabricator4) said : #2

If the hard drive in the computer is working OK, and there's no data on there that you need, boot the LiveUSB and start the install. When it asks how you want to install Ubuntu select "Use the whole disk".

This will wipe whatever is on the hard drive and install Ubuntu. If you need to recover data from the hard drive first you'll need another external drive with enough space to copy your data to.

Chris

delance (olivier-delance) said : #3

For the PC, a "hard disk" and a "USB stick" is the same thing. A collection of 512bytes blocks. So when we (or PC) talk of "hard drive", you can replace it by "USB stick".

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