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    Re: Installing Ubuntu on laptop with USB stick

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    From liveCD terminal run & post this.
    If partitioned with gpt and first (or second) partition is efi then you are in UEFI mode.
    If partitioned with MBR(msdos) then you have BIOS & MBR.

    sudo parted /dev/sda unit s print
    Thanks a lot, Oldfred.

    I do apologise for my extrene ignorance, but some translation into absolute absolute beginner langauage would be appreciated.

    Many thanks,
    Laurence

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu on laptop with USB stick

    If you have the 64 bit liveCD or USB can you boot that? Then run liveCD try mode and open a terminal.
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu on laptop with USB stick

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    If you have the 64 bit liveCD or USB can you boot that? Then run liveCD try mode and open a terminal.
    The laptop does not play CDs. Is there such a thing as a 64bit liveUSB, or are we back to square one?

    Many thanks,
    Laurence

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu on laptop with USB stick

    You create a liveUSB.

    Also instructions for CD or USB
    http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

    Write image or burn image not copy ISO as one large ISO file to CD or USB.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
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