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Old 03-08-2015, 10:11 PM   #16
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check the size of the download, if above 700MB then you need a dvd to install the .iso to. Check if your dvd drive can write to dvd's.

What is the wireless device you are talking about?

wired connections are more simple to use.

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Old 03-08-2015, 10:16 PM   #17
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my vote would be to create a live-usb. when you boot it up there should be an install to hard drive icon on the desktop.

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Old 03-09-2015, 12:38 AM   #18
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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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Still getting that error, Im not sure why. Could I install it via Netboot, and how so? I donot have a big enough cd.
 
Old 03-09-2015, 12:49 AM   #19
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Hi...

What is your system exactly? You could try installing Ubuntu using a USB thumb drive. Please see here.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 03-09-2015 at 12:55 AM. Reason: Correction.
 
Old 03-09-2015, 01:29 AM   #20
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I currently have Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit on a Compaq Presario CQ57 339WM I no longer have a flash drive, and from past experience with it on a flash drive with 12.04 LTS it wasn't stable. I want to install Linux onto the 1TB 7200rpm HDD.
 
Old 03-09-2015, 01:34 AM   #21
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check the size of the download, if above 700MB then you need a dvd to install the .iso to. Check if your dvd drive can write to dvd's.

What is the wireless device you are talking about?

wired connections are more simple to use.

Fred.
The download is 970mb which I can manually download outside of wubi. The problem is I don't have a big enough CD or USB. The error with wubi is something about permission denied on the I so, I'm thinking it was trying to run it. I have tried running wubi as admin, same result
 
Old 03-09-2015, 01:35 AM   #22
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check the size of the download, if above 700MB then you need a dvd to install the .iso to. Check if your dvd drive can write to dvd's.

What is the wireless device you are talking about?

wired connections are more simple to use.

Fred.
Wireless as in the WiFi adapter as I have Jo Ethernet cord. The driver can't update without internet so I have to manually install
 
Old 03-09-2015, 03:21 AM   #23
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Hi...

My apologies, I didn't realize the size of an Ubuntu .iso had grown beyond the size of a typical CD-R.

Regards...
 
Old 03-09-2015, 04:02 AM   #24
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Try debian it fits on a cd
 
Old 03-09-2015, 08:49 AM   #25
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Isn't Debian more complex? I'm a big fan of Ubuntu..I went out and Boughy a 700mb disk without doing research and turns out 12.04 is 58mb too big for the disk. FML
 
Old 03-09-2015, 10:07 AM   #26
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Almost all the different Ubuntu derivatives are too large to fit on a CD. Bodhi and Peppermint will but they are quite a bit different than Ubuntu. It should be possible to use Wubi to install Ubuntu inside windows 7 as a program but you will then obviously have to keep windows. Have you read the wubi guide?

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
 
Old 03-09-2015, 10:58 AM   #27
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Orzeka,

Your CQ57 has a DVD rewriter, so you will be fine.

You can either install Linux on its own or dual-boot it with your existing Windows 7.
I recommend the first option because it keeps things simple.

Info on a dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and W8:
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/d...-8-ubuntu.html

First, backup all your existing documents, photos, bookmarks, emails etc from W7 to an external drive.

Then go here:
http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

Select an operating system such as MATE 64 bit (An edition featuring the MATE desktop).

Select a Primary mirror near to you geographically.

Then download and burn the .iso image to DVD (not CD) using ImgBurn, Nero or similar burning program.

Connect your laptop to your router using an ethernet cable.

Boot your computer from the Linux Mint, or other Linux DVD.

NB You may first need to change a setting in your laptop's BIOS (tap the F10 key repeatedly immediately after switching on) and under the Boot tab find Boot Order.

Make sure that CD/DVD drive is selected to boot before Notebook Hard Drive/HDD.

Save the changes and exit (F10).

At the Partitioning choices, select the Something Else option.

Wipe the existing hard drive by clicking on New Partition Table and press Continue.

You are now presented with a single free space.

You are going to create 3 new Primary (not Logical) partitions. Make sure to select Beginning for the location of each partition.

sda1 (root)
Highlight the single free space and click on Change.

Depending on your hard drive's size, make the size between 12000MB and 20000MB and then select Primary.

Click on the black down arrow and select use as ext4. Click inside the box to format the partition (X) and select root (/) as the mount point.
Click on OK.

sda2 (swap)

Highlight the free space and click on Change.
Make the size 2000MB.
Click on the black down arrow and select use as swap. Do NOT click inside the box to format the partition. There is no mount point.
Click on OK.

sda3 (home)

Highlight the single free space and click on Change.
Make the size the remaining space on your hard drive.
Click on the black down arrow and select use as ext4.
Click inside the box to format the partition (X) and select /home as the mount point.
Click on OK.

Then click on Install now.

You should end up with something looking like the last photo on the first post here:

Linux Mint partitioning:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=122276

Click on Install now.

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Old 03-09-2015, 05:45 PM   #28
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Isn't Debian more complex? I'm a big fan of Ubuntu..I went out and Boughy a 700mb disk without doing research and turns out 12.04 is 58mb too big for the disk. FML
No Debian isn't any more complicated than Ubuntu. It install a DE that is less resource hungry & doesn't track & report your search history.
 
Old 03-09-2015, 10:45 PM   #29
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Thanks for all the input guys, but I really want to stick to Ubuntu as I am new, but I will try Mint and Debain soon as I build on my new rig. Turns out the 5SUum or whatever was wrong. I am working on downloading a new one to figure it out. It should have been this: b31731ea6cdbebe1d02f8193db420886 but it was this: 756afd8b41c134a49f561100dd5682f3
 
Old 03-09-2015, 10:56 PM   #30
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Assuming this is a laptop, I would buy a cheap hard drive and put that in so that your original is protected.
Then play with live cd's/dvd's till you found one you liked (poss Mint 14.04 Mate, Debian 7, or a magical-distro!).
Then install the one of your choice, safe in the knowledge you can replace the old HDD.
Note that Debian is largely free software and configuring wifi etc can be a pain, Mint or Ubuntu comes with stuff that is more hardware friendly.
Just don't get left in a worse place than you started from.
Note, you can put everything one one partition if you want- it needs a mount point and somewhere to put it.

Fred.
 
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