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Old 07-03-2013, 01:08 AM   #1
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trying to linux on my sony vaio


need help getting ubuntu on my computer thank you. reply for more detail. :P

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Old 07-03-2013, 01:49 AM   #2
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Hi,

welcome to LQ. There are a few rules here that are pretty easy to keep to. A couple of relevance here is not discussing cracked software and using full words instead of text speak.

Anyway on to your problem. So, want to install Ubuntu but have been unsuccessful. From what you've written I suspect the easiest approach may be to do this install from a USB stick/thumb drive. The 64 bit 12.04 file you downloaded should be ok. If you've not done so already please try to follow these instructions to create a bootable install USB stick

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...ick-on-windows

If you have problems please post back explaining them in detail.

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
Old 07-03-2013, 02:02 AM   #3
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ok im sorry about that.


thats what im doing right now. i re-downloaded ubuntu and pendrive. I am going to put the 12.4. into pendrive in oreder to make it into a usb bootable version and then try and install from my toshiba external hard drive. I hope, using an external is not going to mess anything up will it?
 
Old 07-03-2013, 02:06 AM   #4
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Hi Welcome to Linux.

First, can I ask you to please keep your language family friendly? I wouldn't want to see you in trouble with the moderators before you even begin.

As long as the hard drive you're using isn't locked or encrypted by another computer, it should work well enough. (we can never be certain until we've tried though)

Linux .iso files are already bootable. Those apps that create a "bootable usb" are designed for Windows install disks. What you need is to do a low level copy of the .iso file to the usb drive.

Unfortunately, I do not know how to do that from Windows. I normally use dd for this from Linux.
If you do have access to a computer that is already running Linux, I can help you do this.
 
Old 07-03-2013, 02:16 AM   #5
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I am sorry i do not have access to a linux computer right now. so far, I am at this point of the install. ubuntu 12.4.2 LTS or ubuntu12.4.2 desktop amd64 is currently selected and in my pendrivelinux (at step 2) step 3 states select your usb flash drive letter only.
my hard drive has never been locked or encrypted, by me and I am the only owner thus far. now i read somewhere that using your usb to install it will erase all items from the usb, is this true? if so ill need to dig around a regular usb drive.
 
Old 07-03-2013, 02:23 AM   #6
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by ubelAnoNharr View Post
now i read somewhere that using your usb to install it will erase all items from the usb, is this true?
Yes! You will lose everything on that usb pen drive.

Cheers,

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Old 07-03-2013, 02:28 AM   #7
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would a 4gb usb drive be sufficient enough?
 
Old 07-03-2013, 02:31 AM   #8
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Hi,

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would a 4gb usb drive be sufficient enough?
Should be fine. I think the iso file is only about 1 GB.

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Old 07-03-2013, 02:51 AM   #9
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ok thank you very much.
new challenge to find a flash drive.
 
  


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