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Have replaced hard drive and now wish to load UBUNTU operating system. How do I do that?

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Download the Ubuntu DVD iso, create the DVD and then boot from the disc.

If you plan on dual booting Windows and Ubuntu, install Windows first leaving some disk space for Ubuntu, Ubuntu will then install and setup the correct boot sequence for you.

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Can I override the bios at startup so that it will recognize a new hard drive - for linux?


There should be no need to play around with your bios settings. Linux will install on a brand new hard drive as the sole operating system, or on an existing hard drive alongside Windows without any problem.

If you haven't already got a Linux distro, have a look at
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

Download whichever version of Ubuntu you prefer (LTS- the long term support version is recommended).

When the .iso file containing the operating system had downloaded, burn it onto a dvd, or install it on a usb drive.

Insert the dvd into the drive and restart or switch off/switch on the computer. The dvd will then kick in and offer you the choice of trying Ubuntu without installing, or a full install.

If you're using a new, empty hard drive just follow the on screen instructions and Ubuntu will install as the sole operating system.

If you already have Windows on your hard drive Ubuntu will give you the choice of either erasing Windows or installing Ubuntu alongside Windows. It's your choice.

Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows creates a dual boot hard drive. At start up you just choose which OS to use - Windows or Ubuntu. If creating this dual-boot system Ubuntu puts a (Linux) boot loader into the Windows OS so that Linux is recognised.

If you save the Ubuntu file to a usb drive you then have to change the bios settings so that your computer uses USB as the first boot device. Then restart your computer so that it boots in from your usb .. and Ubuntu will begin installing.

Whichever you use - dvd or usb - during the installation process Ubuntu will ask you how many GB of hard drive space it should use? You do not need to physically partition the hard drive. Linux will do it for you.

If it's a desktop PC you are using with Windows on the first hard drive and are fitting a second hard drive to install Linux on, or have installed Linux on the second hard drive .. and find that Linux doesn't appear at start up, it's because there's no Linux boot loader in Windows.

I quit using Windows many years ago.

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How Do I Correct the Error and Recover an Acer Computer hard drive?


In order to correct the hard drive partitions so the recovery program will work, you can use a variety of tools listed below.

1) Active@ KillDisk - Use their free killdisk program to wipe the hard drive clean off all partitions.

2) Ubuntu or another Linux alternative bootdisk. Create a boot disk for the Ubuntu Live CD and boot the computer from it. During the boot process it will ask to "Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer". This is the option you want. Once Ubuntu loads, find the partition editor program under the System, Administration menu..

To delete a partition, right click on the partition that you wish to delete and select "Delete" from the menu. Once you are sure that you've selected the correct partition, and are positive that you have backed up all the files or data that you wish to save from that partition, click the "Apply" button at the top of the Window, and the partition will be deleted.

3) Use the Acer Hard Drive Format Utility, on some versions of Acer computers when you have the option to create Recovery disks, the system creates a hard drive format utility CD as well. Boot from this CD and format the hard drive.
The utility will recreate 1 partition (C: drive), after the partition has been created, you'll be able to reload the HDD with the backup media. The file is an ISO image for CD media only (not compatible with floppy diskettes). Create a CD disc from the ISO image file using a CD writer program on another computer.

Once the hard drive partitions have been deleted by any of the utilities above, you can proceed with rebooting the computer using the Acer System CD and proceeding with the complete recovery of the system.

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How do i install a operating system on a sony old sony viao 600hep with no dos and no operating system and a broken cd rom drive. only have usb.


Check out this:
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows

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.

You will need:
A working computer with Windows
A 2GB or larger USB stick
Internet connection

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.

Good luck!

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What does this driver do? in plain english


if you are referring to a hard drive an operating system needs to be loaded onto it
ie:windows 7 vista xp ,ubuntu linux .......
if you are referring to a driver
a driver is need by computer devices or software driver enabling these things to operate/run
hope this helps you

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Hi, My sony Vaio VPCEA21FX, says that windows registry file is corrupt or missing. Thus am not able to login and it is not booting in to LKGC as well. I can restore to factory setting by but will lose...


try Ubuntu bootable disc or usb to boot from that. Ubuntu is a free operating system. you can use Ubuntu without actually installing it. you can run Ubuntu from a bootable disc or usb ......
such are called live CD or live usb.
running Ubuntu you can access the hard discpartition and hence your data and take backup os that in external media or another partition.

yoy can download Ubuntu freely. also you can order ubantu disc free of cost, even no delivery charges by post. just register and order Ubuntu from www.ubuntu.com

Apr 09, 2011 | Sony VAIO VPCEA21FX Notebook

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Where can i get a copy of the operating system for an acer aspire 4720z vista


Its normally stored on the hard drive of the PC in the recover partition of the hard disk drive.

If you've formatted the hard drive without burning a recovery disk, you can try contacting ACER via their web site and ask for assistance. You could buy a copy of Window Vista. But if you decided you need to buy a new operating system buy Windows 7 instead, its much better than Vista.

If however you don't want to buy an operating system and be legal. Then you can download and install one of the Linux based operating systems for free. I like Ubuntu best, but there are others.

Just google Linux or go straight for Ubuntu :- http://www.ubuntu.com/

Apr 08, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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After partitionning my hard disk, I loaded UBUNTU, and lost Windows. Any way to recover it?


It depends. If the "partitioning" used the entire disk-drive, rather than "preserving" the existing partition in which Windows was loaded, then you need to re-install Windows.

Either use the set of "System Restore" CD-ROM disks that were provided with your computer,
or telephone the manufacturer and order a replacement set of those disks (probably $20, plus $20 for overnight courier). Or, borrow a "retail" Windows XP CD-ROM, and install Windows,
using the 25-character product-key on the decal on the side/bottom of your computer.

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HD booting in one PC but not in another


Ubuntu works with RAM and CPU Memory instead of a pc like xp that uses Virtual RAM. If the pc that could not load ubuntu doesn't have enough ram to support the reading of the Hard drive and the Operating System then it won't work and Xp will only run on the computer that xp was installed onto the hard drive.

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I was trying to load ubuntu onto a spare hard drive i had lying around. i used my everex stepnote 1500 note book to load the system on to the spare hard drive. now when i turn on my note book without the...


Hello,
You should install Ubuntu from inside Windows with the wubi program. When you boot you will have Windows as the default boot option and Ubuntu as a second option. Choose the Ubuntu installation to reside on the external drive. You will connect the drive if you use Ubuntu.

If you do not do that, reinstall ubuntu on the external drive and choose to write the boot sector for GRUB or LILO on the external drive, not on the MBR of the primary drive.
Hope it helps.

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Installing ubuntu on Raid 0


Ok I have Duo booted ubuntu a couple of times now. When you were partitioning did you use the automatic or he manual? Since you have two hard disks, I will assume you use a desktop and you know how to take it apart. So, if you did automatics the bestt I can tell you is to swith your hard drives around physically and if that fails try switching g the boot menu order. If you used manual partitioning then when you were creating the ext3 partition you did not type / in the text box labeled Moint Point (that's the best I can help you) I hope this has fixed your problem. GO UBUNTU

Sep 10, 2009 | Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu

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