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Old 02-10-2010, 07:00 AM   #16
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already sounds like it'll be fun. (good fun, not bad).
 
Old 02-10-2010, 07:17 AM   #17
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Just in case you are not aware? Netbooks comonly have a hidden windows restore partition - you should use this before installing Ubuntu; if you do want to dual boot with windows.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 07:24 AM   #18
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sweet thanks. seems like i'll have a lot to get used to, but i honestly think i'm going to have fun with this switch, and in a good way even.
 
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Just in case you are not aware? Netbooks comonly have a hidden windows restore partition - you should use this before installing Ubuntu; if you do want to dual boot with windows.
I think you mean delete it....

If the setup is not going to be dual-boot, just let the Ubuntu installer do the partitioning.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 08:29 AM   #20
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Did you get the CD downloaded yet?
 
Old 02-10-2010, 09:13 AM   #21
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almost. had a problem with the dl and it wasn't registering as an ISO file... 3 minutes til it's done dling again.
 
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Are you burning it as an image or data CD?
 
Old 02-10-2010, 09:29 AM   #23
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alright. now the disk is done, disk is in the external drive, and it sees the external drive... but isn't doing anything about it right now.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 09:30 AM   #24
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burning it as an ISO image.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 09:33 AM   #25
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So it's not trying to boot from the CD?
 
Old 02-10-2010, 09:36 AM   #26
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and in trying to get that to work, i found the "hidden" restore folder for Windows. still going to end up switching to linux though. so now my comp is working again... just need to swap the OS
 
Old 02-10-2010, 09:37 AM   #27
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no, it's not automatically booting from the cd, it sees the drive, just isn't reading the cd
 
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So the CD drive is an external USB CD drive?
 
Old 02-10-2010, 09:41 AM   #29
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correct.
 
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Try playing around with the BIOS settings (especially the boot sequence), make it so the CD and/or USB devices come before the hard drive.
 
  


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