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January 25th, 2009, 08:30 PM
I just installed Ubuntu on my PC from a memory stick. I got to reinstall it, but the PC automatically enters Ubuntu. What should I do to start the reinstallation?
January 25th, 2009, 08:34 PM
You need to tell your BIOS to boot from the USB stick instead of the internal HDD. It is different for all computers, but it is usually pressing a key like F12, F2, Esc, etc. at startup.
March 1st, 2009, 10:22 PM
March 1st, 2009, 10:56 PM
Glad to hear it :).
If anyone else is looking for help with the same problem heres a little guide.
When your computer boots, before it even begins to think about the operating system, it should have a manufacturer screen. It might say "Acer" or "Dell" etc. When that shows, it is normally F12 (can vary it should say somewhere on the screen) which opens the boot menu. If your USB is plugged in there should be two HDD options, choose the one relevent to your USB (e.g. HDD - Corsair) and hey-presto.
Same applies to CD but obviously select CD/DVD instead of the HDD selection relevent to your USB.
Hope this helps anyone who's stuck ;).
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