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Linux Install I am trying to install a Linux distro (Ubuntu) o my laptop in place of the existing Windows XP Pro. For some reason this is taking forever and going nowhere. Is the laptop too out of date?

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  • dstockwell Jun 22, 2008

    Sorry for the post. If I would have checked I would have realized my problem was simply too little memory on the system. Will upgrade and try again. Thanks anyway.

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Simple solution (if I had paid attention). The linux loader (Ubuntu) uses more memory than I currently have loaded on the machine. I wasn't aware I was that underloaded memory-wise. Watch your loader. It will usually tell you what it needs in the way of RAM.

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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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I have the ASUS Eee and was told by Best Buys I have the AVN virus and my Computer will have to be wiped clean. It will cost me 200.00. Is there a less expensive way and Can I do it myself. Side note I...


Hello i have an ASUS Eee pc and i reinstall it all the time.

there is two options, you can either buy a external CD/DVD drive and reinstall windows, or you can install it from USB.

It is quite a pain to reinstall the ASUS however its possible plus paying 200 to get it wiped is far to much.

here are some links that can help you and make sure you have a windows xp disc if you dont have an xp disk i suggest you use a linux distro.

USB Setup link: http://www.eeeguides.com/2007/11/installing-windows-xp-from-usb-thumb.html
How to install windows step by step: http://www.buildeasypc.com/sw/windows_xp.htm

Linux Ubuntu download and setup : http://www.ubuntu.com/download

The Linux link is pretty much straigh forward and alot easier than the USB Windows how to install i hope this helps if you need any help let me know.

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First you need to choose a linux distro, I suggest ubuntu since it is the easiest by far.

Steps for installing ubuntu -
1. go to http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download and follow the directions to burn a live cd
2. restart your computer with the live cd in the cd drive
3. you can choose to try ubuntu, test it out for a bit, and then install it from inside ubuntu, or you can install it directly from the menu you get when your computer boots up. When trying ubuntu, you can also mess around with the built in partition editor ( there is an option to format the whole drive when installing so you don't have to worry about formatting before installing)
4. Just follow the instructions and install, and then enjoy :)

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Well, Linux used to pride itself for being able to run on almost any machine. Ubuntu has become bloated over the years, but more user friendly. You may want to try an older distro like Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long Term Support): http://releases.ubuntu.com/8.04/ You will want the PC (Intel x86) desktop CD version ubuntu-8.04.4-desktop-i386.iso

Or Xubuntu: http://www.xubuntu.org/getubuntu

Or Lubuntu: http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=lubuntu

Looks like your computer will support up to 2G of memory. PC 2700 DDR (SODIMM) Get a free scan form Crucial to see what memory use can use: http://www.crucial.com/

Post back to this thread if you need help installing the memory, it's easy to do.

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If you download Jaunty (it will probably work with 8.10 too though). When you're installing, press the key for alternative options (F4 I think), choose safe mode graphics and load the installer). You should then be able to install as usual.

There is an issue running it on the X30, so you may need to revert to the Xorg intel driver to 2.4, you can follow a guide here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReinhardTartler/X/RevertingIntelDriverTo2.4

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No, you need to go into your computer's BIOS and set the ahcp mode to IDE. Then windows xp will see it just fine.

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Linux XP is a free linux distro that charges you for pre-installing applications like "Wine" that run windows based apps. Wine itself is also free and can be installed on any linux distro.

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