Originally Posted by warrington
My dvd/cd rom doesn't work after i "upgraded" to oneiric ocelot.Also,it's not possible to install a new OS using USB.
Is there an easy way to install online?
FTP install used to be quite common but unfortunately as distros have gotten a lot bulkier it isnt the best option,if at all possible in terms of both server costs for developers and decent internet speeds for the end user.
there still are some that do FTP installs,but these are barebones installs if remember correctly,had looked into it due to having a netbook.
as cbtshare says,woud recommend using unetbootin [which is multi format] to make a bootable USB stick,it can download the distro if required,make sure the BIOS boot sequence has the USB stick set first though.
it does depend on how intact ubuntu is though,and if it is knackered-whether have got a windows partition.
is GRUB still intact? if so,choose the recovery option on the list.