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    Re: Ubuntu os from scratch

    Quote Originally Posted by klient57 View Post
    extend volume wont work.
    Darn. Do you have another USB stick (2 GB or larger) you could use?

    Or, can the Windows machine burn a DVD? If so, and if you have a spare blank DVD/R or DVD/RW then you could just burn the Ubuntu ISO image to disk (using an app like ImgBurn) and then use that to boot the Dell and install Ubuntu.

    Or, as you mentioned earlier, you could just buy a copy of the DVD here:

    http://shop.canonical.com/index.php?cPath=17
    Last edited by GordThompson; December 11th, 2012 at 04:49 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu os from scratch

    Quote Originally Posted by GordThompson View Post
    Or, as you mentioned earlier, you could just buy a copy of the DVD here:

    http://shop.canonical.com/index.php?cPath=17
    No, using this computer you shouldn't buy Ubuntu. Go for Xubuntu 12.04.

    Just google your way to a local online shop.
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    Re: Ubuntu os from scratch

    Quote Originally Posted by GordThompson View Post
    Darn. Do you have another USB stick (2 GB or larger) you could use?

    Or, can the Windows machine burn a DVD? If so, and if you have a spare blank DVD/R or DVD/RW then you could just burn the Ubuntu ISO image to disk (using an app like ImgBurn) and then use that to boot the Dell and install Ubuntu.

    Or, as you mentioned earlier, you could just buy a copy of the DVD here:

    http://shop.canonical.com/index.php?cPath=17
    Thats the largest usb i got. and no empty dvds. Can i connect dell9300 to windows pc ,with a normal cabel? and boot it from the windows? Anyway, thank you very much for beeing so helpfull .!

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    Re: Ubuntu os from scratch

    Actually, the suggestion by mrgs raises another possibility. The latest desktop ISO for Ubuntu 12.10 is 753 MB, so it is too big to fit on the USB stick as it stands now. However, if you were to install a slightly lighter version onto the USB stick it might still fit. For example, the standard desktop CD for Xubuntu 12.04.1 is 682 MB so it might just fit on the USB stick's existing partition. (I don't know how much overhead a bootable USB needs.)

    If you want to give that a try then head over to

    http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/

    scroll down to the "Latest stable release: 12.04, Precise Pangolin" section, pick a mirror, and download the file

    xubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-i386.iso
    Last edited by GordThompson; December 11th, 2012 at 07:40 PM. Reason: recommend 12.04.1 (LTS) instead of 12.10

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    Re: Ubuntu os from scratch

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgs View Post
    Go for Xubuntu 12.04.
    In my previous post I specified 12.10 because it was the latest version. Is there a particular reason why you recommended 12.04 over 12.10?

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    Re: Ubuntu os from scratch

    12.04 is a LTS release and has 5 years of support.
    12.10 is not LTS thus only has 18 mo. of support.
    Better for a noob to not being forced to upgrade in such a short period of time.
    Leaves more room/time to learn and grow used to system.
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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

    Quote Originally Posted by arpanaut View Post
    12.04 is a LTS release and has 5 years of support.
    12.10 is not LTS thus only has 18 mo. of support.
    Better for a noob to not being forced to upgrade in such a short period of time.
    Leaves more room/time to learn and grow used to system.
    Good point. I've edited my post, above.

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    Re: Ubuntu os from scratch

    Quote Originally Posted by GordThompson View Post
    the standard desktop CD for Xubuntu 12.04.1 is 682 MB so it might just fit on the USB stick's existing partition. (I don't know how much overhead a bootable USB needs.)
    I just checked the USB I created two days ago and the space used on the USB was only about 3% more than the size of the ISO image itself, so I think the chances are good that a bootable copy of Xubuntu will fit on a USB with only 749 MB of usable space.

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    Re: Ubuntu os from scratch

    Quote Originally Posted by GordThompson View Post
    In my previous post I specified 12.10 because it was the latest version. Is there a particular reason why you recommended 12.04 over 12.10?
    Yes, I'm not sure that this computer supports PAE. If it doesn't, 12.04 is the only option.

    http://xubuntu.org/news/12-04-release/
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