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FWIW, I notice that you have the 'server' edition of Ubuntu, as opposed to one of the 'desktop' versions.
Personally I have no idea what is the major differences, I would be guessing, but if you are curious, check the Ubuntu website for details.
To guess: maybe it has more server-oriented applications included, but I dunno.. Maybe someone else here can enlighten us.
Anyhow, if all goes well, you should be able to stick your new CD into the drive, reboot the machine (make sure in your BIOS that your machine can boot from the CD/DVD drive) and you will be soon be looking at some sort of Ubuntu and with any luck, your network device will be detected and working and you can post to us from Ubuntu.
Last edited by GrapefruiTgirl; 06-08-2008 at 11:30 PM.
When you turn the computer on, usually you will press/hold the F8 key, or the DELETE key, or sometimes the HOME key, and the machine will stop booting and it will enter a special menu called the BIOS. My computer uses the DELETE key, which I press a few times after turning on the power. Some times it is also the F1 key, or the ESCAPE key. Try them each, one at a time each reboot, until you get a menu. It's there somewhere! If necessary, check the manual that came with your machine or motherboard, or Google your machine or motherboard for the BIOS key.
This BIOS is where you can configure how various parts of the machine work, such as what drives the machine will try to boot from.
Please tell us what kind of machine it is, and try the above keys I mentioned and see if it gets you into the BIOS menu.
Also, some machines have the F11 key set up to give you a BOOT DEVICE menu, where you can tell it to boot from a drive other than your Hard Disk.
Try this, and post back.
Last edited by GrapefruiTgirl; 06-08-2008 at 11:51 PM.
I don't know what hardware/system you are using. To get into the BIOS you should see something at the 'POST' or 'BOOT' screen for a hotkey to enter 'setup'. Some systems use the 'DEL' key, others might use the 'F2'. Some Compac use the 'F10' to enter the setup.
The hotkey will depend on the BIOS maker.
Just view the screen when you reboot. If you press an hold any key that will halt the boot generally. If that doesn't work then press the 'CTRL and the S' key to see/stop the screen. 'CTRL Q' should start/continue with the boot.
Once you get into the 'BIOS' you should have a 'boot' screen or hardware setup in a advance hadware configuration screen. I am shooting in the dark not know the BIOS maker.
Once you find the boot order screen just make your cdrom/dvd as the first boot device. The boot orders are <cdrom/dvd> <ide0/sata>
<removeable> <network> or something similar.
Once you change the boot order be sure too save the setup, you will find that hotkey shown somewhere on the screen probably at the bottom, might be F10.
Once you have saved the BIOS and have the cdrom/dvd in the device then you should see a boot screen or prompt information on the screen from the cdrom/dvd boot. Follow the directions!