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Fyndler
August 17th, 2011, 05:36 PM
Hey, sorry if has been asked before, but i want to make 100% sure :)

Is there any differ from Install with windows and download and install from cd/usb ? Or its all the same?

Because i want to keep windows for some programs and games, and still want the main ubuntu on my computer.

So just making sure, sorry again

spiky001
August 17th, 2011, 05:39 PM
Do you mean install within windows Wubi Or install along side windows dual boot, I think you will find alonside windows it runs better/faster

Fyndler
August 17th, 2011, 05:41 PM
Do you mean install within windows Wubi Or install along side windows dual boot, I think you will find alonside windows it runs better/faster

Yeah ment Wubi. Yeah i want to install it alonside but im out off cds :( So i tought i should ask what the differense was. To bad :(

Rex Bouwense
August 17th, 2011, 05:43 PM
Welcome to the forums. Yes there is a difference unless I misunderstood your question. If you install inside of Windows using WUBI, Ubuntu is slower. The same programs are there but it is not meant as a long term install. For a long term install along side of Windows from a CD or flash drive. See:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10257675
https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/switching/C/dualboot.html
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
These sites should answer any questions that you have. If they don't you can always post here. Enjoy.

spiky001
August 17th, 2011, 05:45 PM
Is using a usb stick out of the Question

Fyndler
August 17th, 2011, 05:49 PM
Thanks for the links, how big does the usb need to be? :P

Rex Bouwense
August 17th, 2011, 06:00 PM
A 1GB flash drive is sufficient.

spiky001
August 17th, 2011, 06:05 PM
here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

Fyndler
August 17th, 2011, 06:07 PM
Ah dont have one that big :( Was thinking to use my mp3 first. You cant do it like windows? Use deamontools and install it from hardrive? I did that way with windows on my other computer

sanderd17
August 17th, 2011, 06:07 PM
This documentation page shows you how to install it. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

But do watch out to keep a backup OS around. If you burn it to a CD, you can always reuse that CD, but if you use an USB and erase the USB, than you can have problems when you make your Ubuntu crash (every newbie does).

A live CD or USB is the best tool to repair things like a broken bootloader.

If you don't have one around, you could have to go to another computer, download ubuntu again and put it on an USB stick again. This can cost a large amount of time.

So be sure you always have a backup somewhere.

Rex Bouwense
August 17th, 2011, 06:08 PM
here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

Good info spiky.

sanderd17
August 17th, 2011, 06:11 PM
You can always buy a CD (against shipping costs): http://shop.canonical.com/product_info.php?products_id=852

Or contact a local community if there is some Ubuntu user living near you: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeams

In Belgium, we have a this support network: http://map.ubuntu-be.org/en/supporters

spiky001
August 17th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Have a read here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromImageLoadedOnHardDrive)

Fyndler
August 17th, 2011, 06:27 PM
Aha found a RW dvd im erasing now :D

spiky001
August 17th, 2011, 06:41 PM
Remember check the md5 sum of iso and burn at slowest speed