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    Ubuntu os from scratch

    Got a dell inspiron9300. Changed hd due to virus, and did format it. Want to install Ubuntu on it, and tried download to USB 2gb. , but it says , bootmgr is missing. What should I do?

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    Re: Ubuntu os from scratch

    Hello and Welcome

    This may help and wait for others who have installed via USB.https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick
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    Re: Ubuntu os from scratch

    I would suggest trying unetbootin and see if you have better luck with it.

    http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

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    Re: Ubuntu os from scratch

    Links above should work.

    The bootmgr missing is from a Windows boot. Generally you then still have a Windows boot loader in the MBR and the Windows boot partition is missing or corrupted.

    Since Windows only boots from internal drive that has to be what is booting. You may need to change settings in BIOS or if you have a one time boot key (f12 on my system) use that to boot CD/DVD or USB flash device.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Ubuntu os from scratch

    unetbootin worked for me.. I had a similar situation happen to me last friday, and I'm happy to say that Ubuntu running from a USb stick let me use my laptop instead of throwing it out.

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    Re: Ubuntu os from scratch

    I took the USB and connected it to the pc i used to download Ubuntu, was thinking to install it on the USB again, correct .... but now USB is only 753mb. was 1.86gb last time I did it.? I need a absolute beginners section help for noob for life..! What do I do now??

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    Re: Ubuntu os from scratch

    Its likely that you have hidden files on the USB drive.
    About problems due to upgrading
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    Re: Ubuntu os from scratch

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgs View Post
    Its likely that you have hidden files on the USB drive.
    ok. how do i clean it.?

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    Re: Ubuntu os from scratch

    I think it's time you begin experimenting. In your file manager search for the setting that controls whether or not hidden files are shown.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
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    Re: Ubuntu os from scratch

    Thx for helping me ,Frogs Hair, ibjsb4, oldfred and mrgs. Just for info, I am horrible on all pc stuff, and ruined a few computers after I "fixed" them a bit.. So is it a easy way to do this? Or can any of u do it, if i conect the dell9300 to internet?

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