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Old 03-08-2015, 12:36 AM   #1
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New(Ish) to Linux


I am working on converting over from windows to Linux Ubuntu. I have tried it out before but I wasnt very succesful. I am a big fan of learning myself but I cant seem to find good articles/guides. Can someone point me in the right direction without lmgtfy.com although its a great tool. Thanks!
 
Old 03-08-2015, 12:38 AM   #2
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Some useful links
This is a good intro to the command line (download the pdf) -> http://en.flossmanuals.net/command-line/index/
This contains a abundant amount of information compiled by another user -> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...llected-35954/
and was (still is) a favorite of mine when I was new to linux -> http://www.commandlinefu.com/command.../sort-by-votes
 
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:41 AM   #3
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Wow fast reply, thanks!!
 
Old 03-08-2015, 12:46 AM   #4
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So i wish to install just Linux Ubuntu on my computer. I had it installed before and I struggled on updating new version(s) for example I had 12.04 did I have to delete and complete install of 13 to update?
 
Old 03-08-2015, 01:31 AM   #5
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You may find this link to be useful. In any event it would be better to upgrade t0 14.04 rather than 13 because 14.04 offers long term support (as does 12.04) whereas 13 does not.
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Old 03-08-2015, 03:26 AM   #6
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Thanks. I actually donot have it installed no more, and upon going to install 14.04? on a partition E, I get this:
Errors: 1
>>stdout=
03-08 01:22 DEBUG WindowsBackend: command >>C:\Users\CALEBR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\pyl8E84.tmp\bin\7z.exe l E:\ubuntu\install\ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso
03-08 01:22 DEBUG Distro: does not contain casper\filesystem.squashfs
03-08 01:22 DEBUG TaskList: ### Finished check_iso
03-08 01:22 ERROR TaskList: [Errno 13] Permission denied: u'E:\\ubuntu\\install\\ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso'
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\tasklist.py", line 197, in __call__
File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\backend.py", line 595, in get_iso
File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\backend.py", line 441, in download_iso
OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: u'E:\\ubuntu\\install\\ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso'
03-08 01:22 DEBUG TaskList: # Cancelling tasklist
03-08 01:22 DEBUG TaskList: # Finished tasklist
03-08 01:22 ERROR root: [Errno 13] Permission denied: u'E:\\ubuntu\\install\\ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso'
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "\lib\wubi\application.py", line 58, in run
File "\lib\wubi\application.py", line 132, in select_task
File "\lib\wubi\application.py", line 158, in run_installer
File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\tasklist.py", line 197, in __call__
File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\backend.py", line 595, in get_iso
File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\backend.py", line 441, in download_iso
OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: u'E:\\ubuntu\\install\\ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso'
 
Old 03-08-2015, 03:41 AM   #7
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If you've made room(unallocated space) yo can boot to the install cd & install to the hdd.
 
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:14 AM   #8
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How to do that? And I only have a 70mb disk. My hard drive has an open 256GB Partition and 269GB open on its main partition
 
Old 03-08-2015, 11:35 AM   #9
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If you've made room(unallocated space) yo can boot to the install cd & install to the hdd.
I would actually like to replace windows, change the partitions into one partition and just have Linux Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer
 
Old 03-08-2015, 02:22 PM   #10
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I would actually like to replace windows, change the partitions into one partition and just have Linux Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer
Then just install it to the whole disk, but it would be better to have a separate /home partition, which makes upgrading easier.
 
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Old 03-08-2015, 05:13 PM   #11
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The problem is that error, what can I do?
 
Old 03-08-2015, 07:55 PM   #12
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How to do that? And I only have a 70mb disk. My hard drive has an open 256GB Partition and 269GB open on its main partition
Is one of those Windows? You said you wanted to get rid of windows. So, the easiest thing should be try to install again and when the installer asks you if you want to delete windows and just have linux on the HD (or similar wording) pick that option instead of the "along side option".

Have you done an MD5 sum check on the download?

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I only have a 70mb disk
What is that? Do you mean the Ubuntu disc you burned? That would be too small for Ubuntu.
 
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Old 03-08-2015, 07:59 PM   #13
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The errors you report in post 6 indicate you are trying to install Ubuntu inside windows using the wubi installer. Although wubi is still available on Ubuntu, it won't be in future versions and is not being developed or supported and is not expected to work. If you want to install Ubuntu on its own partition, you need to either burn the iso file of Ubuntu to a DVD using the "burn as an image" option in whatever software you use. If you want to replace windows, set your BIOS to boot from the DVD of Ubuntu and select the Try Ubuntu option so you have an opportunity to use/explore it and when you decide to install, select Erase Disk and install Ubuntu. If you want to see what is happening and have some control over the install, select the option "Something Else".

Might also be useful to read some tutorials on installing Ubuntu such as the one below.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/u...all-guide.html
 
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Old 03-08-2015, 08:56 PM   #14
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Thanks!! So how large of a CD do I need? It can't download anything until I install a specific wireless driver I got on a flash drive
 
Old 03-08-2015, 09:27 PM   #15
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Thanks!! So how large of a CD do I need? It can't download anything until I install a specific wireless driver I got on a flash drive
Hi...

Don't you still have Windows installed? You can boot into Windows to download whatever you need. Be sure to burn the .iso as an image. As far as CD size goes, just one CD-R that's around 700 MB's should be fine.

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