This is my first Ubuntu/Non Windows installation.. So obviously, i have no clue wat am doin!
i have an HP Pavilion laptop(model TX1004), with 4gig memory, 640 gig HDD, 1 GB ATI Radeon video card, running on an i5 proc..
currrently it is on Windows 7 Ultimate, and i am assuming this shouldn’t matter.. but anyway..
alright, so.. i downloaded the ubuntu v11.04 .iso file onto a FLASH DRIVE (2GB) from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download, by clicking the big orange button(changed it to 64 bit). It was around 690 MB
On my computer, an .iso file opens with winrar. so i extracted the files on the SAME pendrive that had the .iso file. it was NOT placed inside a folder or anything, but in the main page itself.. i dunno wat to call it though(root drive?) ok.. lemme put it this way: the files were extracted to G:\, and NOT G:\<Folder>, or anything
Ok.. while attempting to boot from the flash drive(by hitting F9 while POSTing), it said the disk had an error. i burnt .iso files onto a CD, using the default windows iso burner application
towards de end i encountered an error(i don't recall wat it was), but i am sure it happped AFTER it Verified the Disk
so this time i tried Booting fromthe CD, and it went thru.. it showed the UBUNTU insignia with some 5 dots below it trying to load something, but it didn't go beyond that. i tried this about 3 times but the same thing happened.. i know jus by reading this you'd say it is probably because it didn't burn correctly but if you have a diffent answer PLEASE HELP..
it would be great if you could also tell me if there is a seperate version of Ubuntu 11.04 for AMD procs and Intel procs..
Thanks in advance