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Old 01-05-2016, 02:07 PM   #1
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Install Ubuntu on PC with Windows XP


Having a difficult time navigating this site. I'm also having a difficult time downloading and installing Ubuntu. It seems I can download, but from there it has become a real bugger! HELP!

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Old 01-05-2016, 03:25 PM   #2
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Once you download, you have to "burn" the ISO image to a CD/DVD or USB drive. If your computer will boot from USB that's the route to take as it has less problems. Use Rufus to burn a USB drive on Windows. Since it's an XP machine I'd suggest you go for a lighter distro that will work well with older hardware, like Lubuntu if you want to stay in the Ubuntu family or MX-15 if Debian is to your liking...
 
Old 01-05-2016, 07:48 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums, capndon!

I've been there, too! But I got past it, and you can, too.

http://files.ubuntu-manual.org/manua...%20edition.pdf

Wish I'd had that when I started! The first chapter is installation. The Ubuntu installer is identical for Ubuntu and variants (including Lubuntu).

Good luck.
 
Old 01-06-2016, 03:49 PM   #4
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Thanks, PHolland! I'll check it out...

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Old 01-06-2016, 04:41 PM   #5
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Once you download, you have to "burn" the ISO image to a CD/DVD or USB drive. If your computer will boot from USB that's the route to take as it has less problems. Use Rufus to burn a USB drive on Windows. Since it's an XP machine I'd suggest you go for a lighter distro that will work well with older hardware, like Lubuntu if you want to stay in the Ubuntu family or MX-15 if Debian is to your liking...
4 burning you iso to a USB

unetbootin
 
Old 01-06-2016, 04:47 PM   #6
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I seriously doubt that a current version of Ubuntu will run well on a computer that came with windows xp. You might check the minimum hardware requirements for Ubuntu or whichever distribution of Linux you choose and compare that to your hardware.
 
Old 01-06-2016, 04:49 PM   #7
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Hi...

You're installing Ubuntu to a system that has Windows XP? I would agree with NGIB, you might find that a current release of Ubuntu is too "heavy" for your system. If so, take a look at Debian, Lubuntu or even Zorin OS 9 Lite. These are distributions that have a lighter footprint.

Also, what is the brand and model (and model number) of your system?

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Old 01-06-2016, 05:01 PM   #8
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4 burning you iso to a USB

unetbootin
Unetbootin, especially from Windows, can give some iffy results. Rufus is 100% reliable...
 
Old 01-06-2016, 05:25 PM   #9
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Unetbootin, especially from Windows, can give some iffy results. Rufus is 100 reliable...
Rufus got arrested for selling ruffies .... is now serving time in the pokie. I've personally never had a prob with the windows version Unetbootin, linux version YES!!! but I no longer run any type of windows whatsoever so I no longer keep up with such software, so what ever works use it.

Ubtututu too big a foot print and win xp, slackware and win XP works - I've ran that, Debian 7 / 8 and win xp works, I've ran that,

I've ran win xp and many a version of Linux so many I forgot all of the ones I've tried, but too

I've ran Ubutututu and xp too but I forget what version, it worked ok, but I didn't like Ubututu too much like windows , point click, go through a gui to set up stuff just about everything, and heavey on the GUI resorces like that person said BIG FOOT PRINT.

it was an Acer D250 1GB ram, 320GB HDD the crapy Atom 1.6 CPU is what I was running with a dual boot win xp and xLinux

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Old 01-06-2016, 06:27 PM   #10
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Wow, you tend to take over any thread you post in. I'm just trying to share advice with the OP...
 
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Old 01-09-2016, 01:08 PM   #11
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I've begun installation of Ubuntu 14.04, gotten to installation type, but nothing shows for me to decide. What gives?
 
Old 01-09-2016, 02:07 PM   #12
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If you don't see the pages shown at the Ubuntu link below, you probably have a bad iso download or it wasn't written to the medium correctly. Do you have any unallocated space on the drive to install to?

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...ubuntu-desktop
 
Old 01-09-2016, 08:58 PM   #13
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Went back and downloaded lubuntu. It could be that there was not enough room to set up lubuntu. I'll check it tomorrow afternoon.

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