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Old 01-06-2016, 12:44 PM   #1
fami1sa
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I am trying to revive an ACER Travelmate 4022 to use as a Linux Machine. (Last used in 2010)

I have an image file of UBUNTU 14.04 on DVD-R.

On booting up with DVD in CD-ROM drive, Windows Boot Manager gives 4 Options 1) Windows 7, 2) Windows 7 3) Ubuntu 4) Ubuntu.
Options 2) and 3) and 4)will not continue to boot with the message "no or corrupt OS"
Option 1) provides Windows 7 Professional in Safe Mode.
If I then go to the CD-ROM drive, with the help of the "WUBI" file, I am able to get the UBUNTU log-in screen, which then asks for a username and password which after all this time I am unable to remember.
Grateful for some not too technical help with this problem.
 
Old 01-06-2016, 01:04 PM   #2
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hi, welcome to the forum
Are you sure you're booting the DVD? Are you sure it even CAN boot a DVD? Try to boot a CDrom, just to see if it boots that...
You did set the boot sequence right, I assume...
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:21 PM   #3
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:31 PM   #4
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Thank-you for your welcome and response. Yes I have changed the boot sequence in the BIOS, relegated the Hard Drive to last. I am accessing the WUBI application from the "Devices with Removable Storage" DVD RW Drive(F Install Ubuntu which provides a "Demo and full installation" option, which in turn gives me the UBUNTU 14.04 login screen. DO you think I should burn the UBUNTU files to a CD-R instead of a DVD-R? Sorry for this question. I am also able to access a GRUB screen which I have no idea how to use. Thanks.
 
Old 01-06-2016, 01:51 PM   #5
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DO you think I should burn the UBUNTU files to a CD-R instead of a DVD-R?
In case you could not boot from the DVD, clearly you can boot from a DVD, so, that rules out this problem
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Sorry for this question.
Dont apologise : this is exactly what this forum is about: questions...
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I am also able to access a GRUB screen which I have no idea how to use.
Well,the GRUB screen basically lets you select an OS, but, since you have the GRUB right there...and...
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Install Ubuntu which provides a "Demo and full installation" option,
...basically, I'd go for the install...if there's no more valuable stuff (data) on the 60Gb drive (seen the specs)...
Melissa
 
Old 01-06-2016, 01:54 PM   #6
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Hi Melissa, Thanks for that.
I will give it a try and let you know.
 
Old 01-06-2016, 04:00 PM   #7
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The Ubuntu iso file is larger than 1GB and will not fit on a CD so you need to use either a DVD or put it on a flash drive.
You mention WUBI which was used as a means for someone to test Ubuntu by installing it as a program inside a windows system partition. WUBI was last supported in version 12.04. It is no longer being developed and will not be supported by Ubuntu. If you want to try Ubuntu, use the DVD or install VirtualBox or other virtual software on windows and imstall Ubuntu there.

The boot options you listed in your first post regarding Ubuntu are most likely the old Ubuntu wubi install.
If you correctly put Ubuntu on the DVD, boot the computer from the DVD drive and open a terminal and run the command: sudo gparted
This will provide a list of partitions and show whether you have any Linux partitions or any unallocated space on which to install. You can post it here and someone will advise you.
 
Old 01-07-2016, 05:19 AM   #8
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Thank you for that. I will try your suggestions. I have run Linux Mint on another machine and liked what I saw, but I cant seem to get the TravelMate to boot or Install from the Mint DVD-R although I can see the files on the that disc in the Frive. Unfortunately I couldn't make any progress with Melissa's suggestion for similar reasons. On my hard drive I have 3 Drives/Partions as follows Local Disk (C (15.5 GB free of 29,2 GB) DD (22.3 GB free of 22.4 GB) and local Disk (E (21.9Gb free of 22.7GB). I have tried to combine all partitions into the C: using the partitioning software EaseUs Partition without success due to what seems like the serious defragmentation of the C: Drive which I have been unable to correct with both the EaseUs and windows defragmentation programs. I would really like to get rid of windows completely. The only software on the machine is Windows (can only boot in Safe Mode) and the EaseUs Partition Master and the WUBI files. Once again Thank-you, I will let you know how I get on.
 
Old 01-07-2016, 08:24 AM   #9
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If you have the computer set in the BIOS to boot from the DVD drive with the Mint DVD in the drive, you should not see the options you mention in your initiall post but rather a Mint screen logo with a countdown.

Your last post gives information on free space on various partitions. Free space inside a partition is not the same as unallocated space. When referring to unallocated space on a drive, what is meant is space "outside" any partitions which is why I suggested you post the output of GParted as that will show it. You cannot do an actual install of Mint or other Linux systems on a windows partition formatted with a windows filesystem type. Exceptions are the currently unsupported WUBI program and virtual software. Good luck!
 
  


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