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How to install ubuntu notebook edition in my ibm thinkpad r-51 ?

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    Side by side with Windows, or on a blank hard drive? What version Ubuntu?



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The ideal option would be to connect a CD/DVD drive to the unit. If you don't have one and don't wish to purchase one, you can create a bootable USB flash drive following the instructions here:

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