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Old 08-18-2009, 02:14 AM   #1
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clean install ubuntu on XP SP3 machine


Tried clean installation of Ubuntu on Win2000 SP4 disk and XP SP3 disk after reformatting the system disk. In both instances failed. It only goes to demo mode and half the keyboard and monitor go haywire. XP SP3 system is P4 based laptop with 750 MB memory and 60 GB hard disk.
Again tried installing under Win Vista on clean reformatted partition using dual processor based system. Only got error messages. Had to re-install the original OS in all three systems.

What should I do to install it on dual processor or single processor P4 systems?

Thanks for reading help request and responding to it.
 
Old 08-18-2009, 04:42 AM   #2
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Could you supply more info?

1 What version of Ubuntu are you using?
2 What method of install are you attempting?
3 When you stated "Full Install" did that mean allocating Ubuntu the full hard drive or only a partition?
4 Did you get an error message after installing GRUB?

Any details would help, I've installed Ubuntu (several versions) on different laptops and desktops with little or no glitches. Dual boots caused the most problems. Video and sound sometimes took some work and wireless sometimes a problem on older Distros.
Currently running Ubuntu 9.04 on 2 desktops and 3 laptops.(one laptop is Xubuntu)Models vary from IBM,Acer,Dell,HP and Gateway. BIOS dates range from 1998 to 2009.

Hope I can help.
 
Old 08-18-2009, 06:58 AM   #3
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If you wish to install Ubuntu as the sole operating system on the machine then the best way is to simply:
1. boot the machine with the CD in it, this should start the Ubuntu install
2. fill out all the necessary details
3. when it comes to the partitioning and mount point section click on:
Use entire disk: install Ubuntu
4. it will then ask if you are sure, click OK

After the install the computer will reboot and your system should be greatly improved with Ubuntu being the sole OS and no traces of windoze left on the system,

enjoy
 
Old 08-18-2009, 07:29 AM   #4
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Correct!

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Originally Posted by kmacphail View Post
If you wish to install Ubuntu as the sole operating system on the machine then the best way is to simply:
1. boot the machine with the CD in it, this should start the Ubuntu install
2. fill out all the necessary details
3. when it comes to the partitioning and mount point section click on:
Use entire disk: install Ubuntu
4. it will then ask if you are sure, click OK

After the install the computer will reboot and your system should be greatly improved with Ubuntu being the sole OS and no traces of windoze left on the system,

enjoy
Your correct, but not following that procedure could be the problem.
 
Old 08-18-2009, 07:46 AM   #5
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The details...

In addition to identification of the particular Ubuntu you have tried and other details respectfully requested, it would be helpful if one knew the detail of the system or machine upon which you wish to install.

If you want Ubuntu, you are not limited to using the live-cd; there is an alternate CD and a DVD if you need them.

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors

There are many Ubuntu guides online, but this may help as a general guide to how to get help on this forum.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question
 
Old 08-18-2009, 02:04 PM   #6
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perhaps post #16 on this thread will help:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...206/page2.html
 
Old 08-21-2009, 01:06 AM   #7
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clean install ubuntu on XP SP3 machine" by sandhir

LupgaruDon't know as yet. I had requested for Ubuntu from Holland in 2008 end and they had sent a CD. Will let you know when I reach base. Right now on extended vacation.
Loaded under SP4 and Win XP SP3. Results in both cases were distortion of dispaly and wrong functioning of keys. This was tried both under Win OS and also on reformatted disks. Results in both cases were same. No option was asked.
In case of trying to install under Win Vistas, only error messages was the result.
Thanks for the prompt reply.
kmacphail
No option was asked by Ubuntu. Thanks for the prompt reply.
thorkelljar
Will let you know after a fortnight as I am on an extended vacation. Thanks for the prompt reply.
schneidz
Wiil try after a fortnight. Thanks for the prompt suggestion.

Sandhir
 
Old 08-21-2009, 01:14 AM   #8
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As schneidz said, you could tell us how you got the media. Did you get it from shipit or downloaded the iso and burnt it to cd. If it is the second case you should check with md sum. If it was a cd from shipit you should do a media check. It could be problems in media and not in the hardware or Ubuntu.
 
Old 08-21-2009, 09:49 AM   #9
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Quote:
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LupgaruDon't know as yet. I had requested for Ubuntu from Holland in 2008 end and they had sent a CD. Will let you know when I reach base. Right now on extended vacation.
Loaded under SP4 and Win XP SP3. Results in both cases were distortion of dispaly and wrong functioning of keys. This was tried both under Win OS and also on reformatted disks. Results in both cases were same. No option was asked.
In case of trying to install under Win Vistas, only error messages was the result...
one confusion i think you are having is that you are trying to install this under windows (unless you are using virtual machines, i doubt this is what you want).
Quote:
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clean install ubuntu on XP SP3 machine"
[semantics] i shouldve corrected this before but there is no such thing as an xp machine - there are however computers that run windows-xp. these are called x86 based cpus and a lot of other operating systems run on x86 based machines (such as linux).
so basically download an iso of your liking -- you seem content on ubuntu (and optionally check the md5 checksum).
burn it to a cd/ usb as an iso.
reboot your computer and make sure the bios is able to boot from cd/ usb.
insert the cd/ usb and run live or install to harddrive.

hopefully these semantics will help clear stuff up; if i misunderstood then i apologize.

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