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Old 03-09-2015, 11:14 PM   #31
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Assuming this is a laptop, I would buy a cheap hard drive and put that in so that your original is protected.
Then play with live cd's/dvd's till you found one you liked (poss Mint 14.04 Mate, Debian 7, or a magical-distro!).
Then install the one of your choice, safe in the knowledge you can replace the old HDD.
Note that Debian is largely free software and configuring wifi etc can be a pain, Mint or Ubuntu comes with stuff that is more hardware friendly.
Just don't get left in a worse place than you started from.
Note, you can put everything one one partition if you want- it needs a mount point and somewhere to put it.

Fred.
Thanks Fred, I already have done this and I am using my old HDD right now. The CD isnt big enough. I am still having the CHeck5Sum error, what do I do?
 
Old 03-09-2015, 11:40 PM   #32
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Thanks Fred, I already have done this and I am using my old HDD right now. The CD isnt big enough. I am still having the CHeck5Sum error, what do I do?
Hi...

If your system is 64 bit, there's always this option if you can't get anything else to work.

Regards...

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Old 03-10-2015, 04:01 AM   #33
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Orzeka,

ardvark71's suggestion to purchase a ready-made DVD is a good one, if all else fails.

I still think that the DIY solution will work using a few new DVDs and a decent burning program (in Windows) such as ImgBurn:

http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download&

Use Mirror 7.

If you have access to a Linux machine then use Brasero or k3b.

Try several distros by testing live DVDs before you finally decide to install one.

If you don't wish to waste time burning several DVDs, then visit Linuxed which has excellent reviews of many Linux distros, including plenty of screenshots:

http://mylinuxexplore.blogspot.co.uk...-contents.html

I know you would like to use Ubuntu (nothing wrong with that) but do be aware that the Unity version's layout is unlike most of the other Ubuntus and non-Ubuntu distros.

Many Ubuntu users stopped using the distribution upon the arrival of Unity. Other Linux users prefer it. Unity is a bit like Marmite, you either love it or hate it.

Ubuntu Unity 13.04:
http://mylinuxexplore.blogspot.co.uk...il-review.html

Two examples of more traditional layouts:

Linux Mint 17.1 MATE:
http://mylinuxexplore.blogspot.co.uk...te-review.html

Ubuntu MATE 14.10:
http://mylinuxexplore.blogspot.co.uk...r-gnome-2.html

Get that DVD burned!

Last edited by beachboy2; 03-10-2015 at 04:45 AM.
 
Old 03-10-2015, 08:24 AM   #34
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Thanks guys I ordered a disk for Ubuntu last night and in two weeks time, I will have auch better rig and I'll get three separate HDDs with different OSs on em
 
Old 03-10-2015, 02:10 PM   #35
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Thanks guys I ordered a disk for Ubuntu last night and in two weeks time, I will have auch better rig and I'll get three separate HDDs with different OSs on em
Thank you for the thumbs up, let us know how it goes.

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