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Old 01-17-2008, 02:33 AM   #1
DAVE666
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Problem With Ubuntu....


...INSTALL...I have started several threads re:my desire to become a Linux user,i have put together my new PC,fired it up with the Ubuntu CD ,and now want to install it to my Drive...I am currently in the live test version and am following the prompts for install,when i reach the page where one puts in there time zone,i do, and then there are no further prompts?? I am just stuck at the time zone page??..How do i get past here to format and install Ubuntu?
Thanks..ps: So far things look amazing! it's fast,AMAZING OPTIONS(OH IS THERE A SYSTEM TOOLS WITH DISK DEFRAG?)its very user friendly! Windows users are plain crazy to say "it is impossible' I LOVE IT! AND WANT IT ON MY HD NOW! LOL..Please help me get it on my HD right now...Thanks..ps:Can i save my music files while formatting for Ubuntu?also what is a good music converter to play my mp3s?

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Old 01-17-2008, 02:50 AM   #2
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may be a problem with the CD...you can run the option to check media

If you already have windows installed on the computer, and a broadband connection, you can also install ubuntu using unetbootin...it starts the net-installation procedure, which runs through all the same steps you are seeing, except instead of installing all the packages from the CD, it automatically looks to the correct ubuntu internet repositories.

http://lubi.sourceforge.net/unetbootin.html
 
Old 01-17-2008, 03:03 AM   #3
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may be a problem with the CD...you can run the option to check media

If you already have windows installed on the computer, and a broadband connection, you can also install ubuntu using unetbootin...it starts the net-installation procedure, which runs through all the same steps you are seeing, except instead of installing all the packages from the CD, it automatically looks to the correct ubuntu internet repositories.

http://lubi.sourceforge.net/unetbootin.html
Unfortunately i do not have windows on this PC,i checked the Ubuntu CD and it said all was well? However it is obviously not?
Is there another way way to get around this?
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:10 AM   #4
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Don't worry about fragmentation, you will leave that behind you with your windows. Linux file systems hardly fragment at all. You can run for years and file fragmentation will still be a few % - at worst. I recently installed xp in a virtual machine and it was 20% fragmented in no time at all... Still, you need to play it safe. Make sure that your partition always have enough space free or you will see it degrading really fast. A partition that does not have enough free space will need to start breaking files up and spreading them all over the place. That's exactly what fragmentation is. In Linux it happens only when you are careless, in windows it happens no matter what.

As for checking the cd, I believe that media check is one of the options on the first menu you see? I could be wrong but I think it has such a thing. Of course, you should have checked the m5sum after downloading and - if possible - again after burning to cd because things can still go wrong during the burning process.

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