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Old 08-13-2008, 06:56 AM   #1
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I have a problem instaling ubuntu 8.4

Hi all
im curently using vista on my computer
i downloadet ubuntu 8.4 becaose i wanted to trie something diferent
when i DL iso image i use MagicISo to burn it on CD
when burned it start and i press ISTALL INSIDE WINDOWS
than i give to the same drive where i have installed VISTA
for size i give 8GB and than install after a while

and (this is second question)
is there a posibility that i install ubuntu 8.4 (like in vista) that i format HDD with vista and fresh install ubuntu?

if any 1 can help me
u can add me on MSN or send me E.mail on

P.S.: i newer before ushed any Linux product (benn on Microsoft all my life) so dont be angry if these is dumb question
Old 08-13-2008, 07:22 AM   #2
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i hope i got your questions right. You installed Ubuntu and you want to dual-boot with windows(Your first question)??

What i can advice you is to boot the ISO image you downloaded and it will give you a guide on how to install but make sure when you get to selecting the partitions you dont wipe clean your Vista partition is you want to boot into windows every once in a while.

[HTML]is there a posibility that i install ubuntu 8.4 (like in vista)
that i format HDD with vista and fresh install ubuntu?[/HTML]

Could you be about clear on what you mean by "install ubuntu 8.4(like in vista). You dont need to formart your harddisk with vista to install ubuntu. Ubuntu will do that for you when you specify your options in the partioning stage.

Kindly be abit more clear on this otherwise we shall be guessing what your question is.
Old 08-13-2008, 08:00 AM   #3
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Do you have the "Live CD" version of Ubuntu? Can you boot up from the CD and get into a Linux environment?

Watch out for the semantics. For example, "format" can mean different things. To install on the same drive with Vista, you will first have to create empty space (ie not allocated to a partition) on the drive. This might mean re-sizing the Vista partition.

As already stated, the Ubuntu installer will take care of creating new partitions and filesystems.
Old 08-13-2008, 10:14 AM   #4
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I downloadet ubuntu from
and i know i meshed up the original question

so i will make a better 1
I want to install ubuntu by deleting vista from HDD
and the only way i know how to do it is to boot it before it comes in windows (if u ever booted windows right after copmuter check HDD,... it ask u PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT FROM CD-DVD so i tried the same with linux but it dont work)

so if any sugestion (i dont wat to double-boot)
and i duno if i downloadet Live CD if i didnt can u give me link to site where i can DL it ?

Last edited by bergzan; 08-13-2008 at 10:16 AM.
Old 08-13-2008, 11:02 AM   #5
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Please don't use this sort of language when writing:
if any 1 can help me u can add me
b coz iz 1rrit4t1ng 2 red & undrst4nd eezily.

If you want to install Ubuntu so that it is the only operating system on your computer (i.e. Vista and any other operating systems will be deleted during the setup; note: this removes any data on the harddisk, including your personal files), this one is an easy task. After you have burned the Ubuntu disc (the Ubuntu Desktop edition is the combined installation and live cd; the other option is Alternate Install disc which is not a live-cd, but a text-mode installation media), put the disc into your cd drive and reboot your computer (so that the disc is in the drive when your computer starts up). If your BIOS is configured to boot off cd before harddisk, you should get an Ubuntu Linux bootup menu in a moment - if you instead get back to Windows, reboot (again) and right after the system starts, you should see a "press <some key name here> to select boot device"; press the key mentioned and select to boot from your cd drive (or dvd, or whatever optical drive it is that you put the Ubuntu disc into). If you don't see that message, then after you have rebooted press DEL or F12 or whatever key you are told to press to enter setup (=BIOS configuration) - from there change boot device order so that cd (/dvd/other optical drive) is before harddisk, not vice versa, then save, exit and you should be fine.

Once the Ubuntu boot menu comes up, select the option to test the disc for defects (I don't remember the exact words, but it's a selection that lets you have the disc checked for being written correctly). When that has passed ok, get back to the menu and select the first option to start up Ubuntu. When it loads, you get a nice desktop - click the Install icon to start setup and follow the couple easy steps that follow; in the partitioning step (number 2 or 3 I think) select the whole disk to be used (no resizing, no manual partitioning etc. - just format the whole disk; if you want to spare your personal data on the harddisk, select the option to resize existing partitions to create free space for Ubuntu). In 15-60 minutes depending on your hardware you should be using Ubuntu then..

Last edited by b0uncer; 08-13-2008 at 11:04 AM.


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