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Wubi question, I am thinking of installing Ubuntu on an old computer, i got. I never tried this before and I wonder if it's better to use Wubi for this task. Does anyone here have any experience with Wubi? How easy is it?

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I have just installed ubuntu on two old laptops with no problems.I did let windows be overwritten however. I didn't use wubi.I downloaded a disk image and made a disk image cd and installed it ,It was easy and user friendly.

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Hi yes it is the best option, if you have access to the internet, because you need to be connected when you run the install. if not i sugest that you order a CD it is free from http://www.ubuntu.com/
Any problem or not sure get back to me richardicare@googlemail.com

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Check out this:
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This gives instructions on how to download, and create a ubuntu bootable USB stick.

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/try-ubuntu-before-you-install

This will give instructiosn on how to load and install from said USB.

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After you've made your USB stick, when booting up the computer you wish to install ubuntu on be sure you have the USB stick inserted when powering it on. When the start screen comes up press ESC to enter the BIOS or boot order. Select the USB stick from within the BIOS boot order menu, or the USB stick from the boot options menu.

Load ubuntu, install, enjoy.

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Nothing easier than that. Go to ubuntu's homepage (here) or directly to the download page (here) and choose desktop or server.

If you don't want to loose your Windows installation, you can also download the "Windows Installer" (wubi) from here. That installs ubuntu like any other program and you can remove it if you don't like it. More information can be found here.

Let me know if you have any more questions.
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https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide

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Hello
A free software operating system based on Linux was created and it was named Ubuntu. It offers all services needed by ISPs, mail servers, DNS servers, FTP servers, MySQL servers, POP3/POP3s/IMAP/IMAPs, Quota, and Firewalls. Red hat, Apache and Ubuntu are Linux software distributors. Ubuntu is widely used because it is free and you don't have to pay any licensing fee. Updates are also available for free and accessible online.
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Now your computer is ready to work to the max. You'll have it functioning the way you want it and enjoy its features as well. Working on a computer is as much fun as it is functional. You can now browse for information you need, play a variety of games and even listen to your favorite music and watch some videos.
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Gurb hangs after installing ubuntu on raid 0. I left a 500 Mb /Boot (marked as bootable), 1,7 Gb swap on each disk and /root and /home partitions on raid 0 disks each. Installation gave me no problems but...


Hi,
I too upgraded from Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10 using wubi, the Windows ubuntu installer. Everything was fine, and I even admired the beautiful desktop, added KDE. I was very impressed until came the time to reboot. Grub hung. I entered the console and tried to repair: To no avail.
I reinstalled Ubuntu/Gnome without installing KDE. All went fine until the time to reboot. It hung again. After several trials, I decided to go back to Ubuntu 9.04.

From what I could gather on the Internet, it has to do with the new type of file system ext4. If only I had the choice to use it or not.

Since I was using wubi and was not offered the choice to install the ext4 file system, I do not know whether that choice is offered on a full scale installation without wubi. You might try to find out if you can customize the installation process and not select the ext4 file system, if possible.

One remark concerning the amount of swap space you are setting aside. In my opinion that's too much: I have a 2GB RAM, about 300MB swap space, and each time I monitor swap usage I find it very low to nil.

Concerning Ubuntu 9.10, I will wait until the bug(?) is fixed before upgrading. Good luck to you

I hope it helps
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