I'm still very new to linux and learning as I go - mostly on my own.
I'm running linux (rhel) on my dell laptop and I want to change to and install ubuntu-6.10 on it. I've had a couple people say that life is much easier with ubuntu.
I downloaded ubuntu-6.10-desktop-i386.iso on my Windows pc at work and burned it to a cd. www.ubuntu.com
says this is for desktops and laptops. I'm hoping this is what I need to install it on my laptop. I want ubuntu only on my laptop. I'm not installing it into a windows os. I was told that the I could run ubuntu or install ubuntu from this cd. I was also told that this cd would run and my laptop would look like it would under ubuntu. There would be an icon I could click on to start the install onto the laptop.
I put the cd in my linux laptop and I get a cd-icon on my desktop. I dbl-click the icon and an archive manager window opens. I dbl-click the ubuntu-6.10-desktop-i386.iso icon in this window and I see all the stuff that is on the cd.
What do I do now? I'm lost. I've never run anything from a cd in linux. I don't know what to click on or what to type into where, etc...
I tried rebooting to see if it would boot from and install from the cd. Not!!
Can someone tell me how to get this started? ubuntu.com is no help.