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Old 02-08-2014, 04:24 PM   #1
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leaving xp for ubuntu troublr


As you will see i am very newbieish.

WhenI download the ubuntu iso dwnload to a computer file on my computer, I had to get a dvd disc rather than cd to have sufficient space. When i went to burn the file using microsoft, it did't work . It asked if it is a data file or a music file. I presume it is a data. Also do i need a converter to make the dvd accept an iso File.

Thank you for your help and patience.

So cloe to leaving gates stuff...........
 
Old 02-08-2014, 04:29 PM   #2
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The file you downloaded is neither an audio nor a data file, it is an image. XP can by default not burn those images in an appropriate way, you will need to install third party software for that. Imgburn is free and reliable, install that and make sure that you burn the file as an image.
 
Old 02-08-2014, 04:31 PM   #3
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Thank you !!!!


You're going straight to heaven
 
Old 02-08-2014, 05:09 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums!

You will have a much nicer time with Ubuntu if you follow these direction step-by-step rather than guess:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
 
Old 02-08-2014, 05:42 PM   #5
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Dear snowpine;

Thank you for offering help but the page you reference does not offer a solution to the problem of how to download ubuntu as a file and ten be able to save it and burn it as an iso file.
Hence my appeal to this forum.

bvm
 
Old 02-08-2014, 05:58 PM   #6
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I am absolutely 100% certain the link I posted DOES answer your question:

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

If you don't like reading instructions, that's fine, lots of people like to learn through trial-and-error by plunging blindly ahead and then fixing their mistakes later. Hopefully you do not have any irreplaceable data on the machine and it is not necessary for business continuity. Have fun and good luck!
 
Old 02-08-2014, 07:55 PM   #7
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Dear snowpine;

I meant no disrespect. As you advised, the info you provided does, it seem, offer the solution.
I am very grateful and appreciative. I am off to see if i can follow instructions.

I thank you

bvm
 
Old 02-09-2014, 03:27 PM   #8
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If snowpine is still reading

OK
got the disc loaded and it works
However i can't erase xp untl i can work 10.4 enough to do so
I am looking for manual, help on how to partition
size, intructions
etc
Is it just a choice to partition and the "forward?
idoubt it

Is it front back to tars
what extension is needed

any help is appreciaed

bvm
 
Old 02-09-2014, 04:14 PM   #9
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How big is your hdd?
You can resize your partitions to install ubuntu. Also there is an option to install ubuntu along side of wins.
 
Old 02-09-2014, 06:22 PM   #10
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Before you can install Ubuntu, you have to make room for it. You need to shrink the WinXP partition. To do that:
  1. Log in to Windows as an administrator
  2. Open the "Start" menu.
  3. Right-click on "My Computer" and select "Manage"
  4. On the left-hand side, select "Disk Management" (It's nested under "Storage")
  5. On the main partition (usually has "C:" in bold print) right-click, and select "Shrink"
  6. Choose the amount of space you want to make available to Ubuntu. I would give it at least 10 GB (10,000 MB) to start with, but the more the merrier

Then you can begin to install Ubuntu.

Good luck, and I hope you enjoy it!
 
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Before you can install Ubuntu, you have to make room for it. You need to shrink the WinXP partition. To do that:
  1. Log in to Windows as an administrator
  2. Open the "Start" menu.
  3. Right-click on "My Computer" and select "Manage"
  4. On the left-hand side, select "Disk Management" (It's nested under "Storage")
  5. On the main partition (usually has "C:" in bold print) right-click, and select "Shrink"
  6. Choose the amount of space you want to make available to Ubuntu. I would give it at least 10 GB (10,000 MB) to start with, but the more the merrier

Then you can begin to install Ubuntu.

Good luck, and I hope you enjoy it!
The option to shrink Windows partitions in the Windows partition manager is only available on Vista and newer, you will need a third party partitioner like GParted to do that for XP.
 
Old 02-09-2014, 06:27 PM   #12
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The option to shrink Windows partitions in the Windows partition manager is only available on Vista and newer, you will need a third party partitioner like GParted to do that for XP.
Sorry...I made the erroneous assumption that Microsoft would have had that functionality in all of its modern OSes. My bad.
 
Old 02-10-2014, 06:00 AM   #13
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Here are some notes I wrote ages ago, when I first dual-booted XP and Linux:
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DUAL-BOOTING WITH XP and LINUX
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On XP
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1: Disable page file. Right click My Computer => Properties => Advanced => Performance: Settings => Advanced => Virtual memory: Change => check No paging file => click Set => OK => OK => OK

2: Reboot.

3: Defragment.

4: Resize. Use partitioning software on any live Linux CD or DVD. Leave unallocated space.

5: Restore page file.

6: Restart with whatever distro. Use actual installation CD or DVD to create and format Linux partitions.
 
Old 02-10-2014, 06:52 AM   #14
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OK
got the disc loaded and it works
However i can't erase xp untl i can work 10.4 enough to do so
Sorry, but 10.04 is 'end of life', 'out of support'. Dont use it, or spend any time trying to figure it out.

I dont know what hardware you are running, but XP hardware isnt that fast or that new in most cases. Newer versions of ubuntu have much higher hardware requirements than 10.04, will use more RAM and run a fair bit slower than the older versions (they also use a unique, really annoying and stupid desktop). IMO you might be better off with Xubuntu 12.04 (which is still supported), or Linux Mint 13 using the Xfce or MATE desktops.
 
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If snowpine is still reading

OK
got the disc loaded and it works
However i can't erase xp untl i can work 10.4 enough to do so
I am looking for manual...
Sorry, but I cannot help you with 10.04, because it is obsolete and unsupported. That is the reason you are having trouble finding a manual. The instructions I linked to before and encouraged you to read did NOT say to install 10.04....
 
  


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