#1
Hey Pit, I've done my research, used the demo, and concluded that Ubuntu is better suited for me than Windows. I'm downloading the .iso file right now.

My question lies here: How should I go about the installation? I'm debating between using Unetbootin and burning the .iso to a CD.

I designated a partition on my hard drive for it in the event of using UNetBootin, so if it fails I can still load windows from my old partition.

Thing is, I don't have any spare blank CDs handy, so UNetBootin is the probable solution. Is there anything I'm overlooking that could hinder my progress in the installation?

Thanks guys,
Joshua
#2
When i switched my friend came over with it burned onto a blank CD. Worked and works fine.
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#3
I'm dual booting Ubuntu tonight, already have a Live CD which I used to test my hardware compatibility, and it's all go for me.

I have two hard drives so I'm just installing Ubuntu on the one without windows, just copying all the files from the 2nd hard drive onto the windows hard drive right now.
#6
Hey, use Wubi.

You set a file on your primary HDD, which acts as a virtual partition for Ubuntu.

It's soo freaking easy it's fool proof. It sets up the dual boot, no problem, and, bets of all, if you don't like it, you can just uninstall it using Add/Remove programs in Windows.
#8
Quote by saphrax
Ubuntu would be great for me if I had a wireless card that worked with it.

*Thinks for a sec*

I have a new wireless card since I last tried.

Hmmm...
Ubuntu is weird with my wireless card, it won't work if the network is encrypted, so I had to take off encryption and set the router to only accept MAC addresses I told it to, works now.
#10
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Just downloaded Wubi, thanks for that.
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#11
Quote by freedoms_stain
Ubuntu is weird with my wireless card, it won't work if the network is encrypted, so I had to take off encryption and set the router to only accept MAC addresses I told it to, works now.


If it won't support WPA-2, then it is not good enough for me. Like **** I'm unsecuring my Wifi network just so some **** can come along and steal my bandwidth.
#12
i run debian, the net install worked fine for me

welcome to the world of free stuff
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#14
Quote by saphrax
If it won't support WPA-2, then it is not good enough for me. Like **** I'm unsecuring my Wifi network just so some **** can come along and steal my bandwidth.
Well they can't steal your bandwith unless they have your network adapter since that would be the only way they could get your MAC address (if you set up to only allow certain MAC addresses)

It's supposed to accept all types of encryption but on some wireless cards it's just a bit bitchy.

The problem with Linux is driver support. But that is changing.
#15
Okay, so it's downloading... again. I already downloaded the .iso, and now Wubi is doing it again. It's okay though, I'm just glad it's unlimited DSL. Downloading a nearly 700 megabyte file three times would not be good without it.

And the new version coming out the 30th, should I upgrade? Or wait for the bugs to be sorted?
#17
Quote by saphrax
Ubuntu would be great for me if I had a wireless card that worked with it.

*Thinks for a sec*

I have a new wireless card since I last tried.

Hmmm...

I had problems with wireless when I first switched over. I decided to just run a cable from my router since it's my desktop.
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#19
I plan on downloading that upgrade ColdNovemberRain. Version 9.04/Jaunty Jackalope. Lol, not sure how they come up with these names.
#20
Quote by saphrax
Ubuntu would be great for me if I had a wireless card that worked with it.

*Thinks for a sec*

I have a new wireless card since I last tried.

Hmmm...

Wireless drivers have gotten much better for ubuntu.
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#21
I'm on ubuntu now

Everything seems to have gone well, I haven't booted to Windows yet, but it was in the boot list at restart after install so I'm assuming it's cool for now.

Just installing updates now, after that it's video configuration time, hope that works out ok, then we'll see about getting Opera 9.6 on the system.
#22
The only reason why I changed from Ubuntu to Windows was that I was updating my MP3 player, accidentally unplugged it, and couldn't get it to work. I said "screw this" and went back to windows.

Ubuntu is a sweet OS. If they fixed the "accidentally unplugged disk drive doesn't work again" bug, I'll switch back. Can anyone tell me if they did?
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#23
Unless you are planning on doing mass upgrades and such to your computer there really isn't too much of a reason to switch to Ubunto. Just thought I would throw that out there.
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#25
OP, apparantly ubuntu 8.10 comes out in a week. Id wait to get taht before making the switch
#26
Quote by Strati
Will installing Ubuntu get rid of whatever viruses I got?
Or can someone link me a good virusscan that acually detects viruses and allows me to temove them? AVG clearly does not work.
If you format your HD and do a clean Ubuntu install the virus will be gone.

Also Ubuntu is unaffected by Windows viruses.
#29
Quote by Strati
What computerskills would one need to install and use Ubuntu easy with no problems?
The ability to use google.

The installation process itself is simple, it mostly does it itself with minimal user input and compared to a windows install, is really really really quick.

Might be a tad more complicated if you're planning a dual boot on a single hard drive with partitions for each OS, but there is a tutorial on the Ubuntu documentation site.

Once you've got it running you'll need to do a few additional things to get your hardware up and running, but all the answers can be found on the documentation site or in their forums.

I hope you enjoy typing, you'll be doing alot in the terminal.
#30
What's so great about Ubuntu? I'm not trying to be an ass or a snob or anything, I'm seriously asking because I'm curious and I don't know anything about it. What's the big deal?
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#31
Quote by BigFatSandwich
What's so great about Ubuntu? I'm not trying to be an ass or a snob or anything, I'm seriously asking because I'm curious and I don't know anything about it. What's the big deal?
It's free and open source, you can make any modifications you please, it is enormously customisable.

And pretty much all the software for it is free and legal.

Being impervious to viruses and being generally more secure is also a massive plus.
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