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Old 10-13-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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Smile Installation of ubuntu without wubie


I am currently using a Toshiba C655 with windows 8. I have previously used ubuntu on a dual system, but now i Want to just have linux and shit can the windows for ever. the problem is every download I have tried to run sets up as a wubie and does not give u a choice to just install linux. I would be very thankful if anyone can help me with this.

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Old 10-13-2013, 09:55 PM   #2
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Sounds like you didn't make a bootable CD/DVD/USB drive?
 
Old 10-13-2013, 10:04 PM   #3
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Sounds like you didn't make a bootable CD/DVD/USB drive?
To expand on this - you cannot execute a program in Windows and expect that program to wipe out Windows and replace it with anything (or nothing, doesn't matter), simply because that program is running inside the OS you plan to erase. The only way to install any OS directly to the drive, is to create a bootable CD/DVD/USB installer, shut down the OS you're running, and then boot into that installation drive straight from the BIOS.

It's like asking how to test drive a Tundra while you're sitting inside an F150 driving down the freeway. First you have to stop the car you're in, shut of off, get out, and then you can test drive whatever car you want. You can't drive the second car while you're already sitting inside the first.
 
Old 10-13-2013, 10:22 PM   #4
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This link might help:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2106239

Be sure to back up any crucial data you have on Windows to external media before you do this, because your drive will be repartitioned and all data will be lost.

Short version for what you want to do:

Download the Ubuntu installation *.iso and burn it to disc, being sure to use the "burn image" tool in your burning program. If you can't use a disc, you can use unetbootin to make a bootable USB stick.

Turn off secure boot in the UEFI boot settings.

Boot to the Ubuntu install media. (You may have to check the "boot order" settings in your UEFI/BIOS.)

Install Ubuntu and follow the steps. When you are asked, tell it to replace the existing operating system.

Last edited by frankbell; 10-13-2013 at 10:26 PM.
 
Old 10-13-2013, 11:43 PM   #5
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Excuse me I was not accurate enough in my post. I did the installation from a cd not from within side windows. my apologies for not thinking it through a little more
 
Old 10-14-2013, 08:22 PM   #6
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All I can suggest is to rerun the install, document each step (perhaps with a digital camera), then summarize each set of choices you are presented and which choice you made and perhaps we can figure out what's going awry.

Alternatively, you might check to see whether there is a LUG (Linux User Group) in your area; they are generally happy to help with such problems at their meetings.

Here's Ubuntu's official step-by-step guide: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...desktop-latest

Good luck.
 
  


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