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    cant install ubuntu

    im having some issues installing ubuntu 12.10 onto my other computer. i have a 32bit version, the bios is set up properly(boot from disc drive). currently the computer is running on windows xp(im a sinner ) but when i reboot to install it, it boots up windows xp like normal. ive installed ubuntu on a few computers and never come accross this issue. any idea whats up?

    the computer that im trying to install it on is a bit outdated, i cant boot from usb. only cd/floppy/harddrive
    Last edited by jeffmcormick; March 7th, 2013 at 11:07 PM.

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    Re: cant install ubuntu

    Have you tried telling it to boot directly the CD by using a Boot menu while booting? Generally it can be found either inside the Bios menu (In the Exit section) or by pressing one of the F keys.
    Also, while your PC might be saying it can't boot from a USB, it actually could using Plop. You can also use it to boot your CD if you fail booting using the Boot Menu.
    Last edited by Lisiano; March 7th, 2013 at 01:28 PM. Reason: Fixed link
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    Re: cant install ubuntu

    Hello jeffmcormick,

    I'm not exactly sure what your saying. Are you saying that you can't boot the cd drive or that after install 12.10 it boots to xp?
    Dave
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    Re: cant install ubuntu

    What is the make and model of the PC you are using?

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    Re: cant install ubuntu

    thanks a bunch Lisiano. Plop worked a treat

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    Re: cant install ubuntu

    glad it's working for you please mark thread as solved
    Dave
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    Re: cant install ubuntu

    ok i have another issue now. i started the install with "plop". the installation was going well until right near the end. it froze. now when the pc starts, i can choose ubuntu but all i get is a black screen :/. there is no way to get plop working now either. what do i do?

    i cant boot from usb and its not letting me boot from disc.
    Last edited by jeffmcormick; March 7th, 2013 at 03:27 PM. Reason: adding info

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    Re: cant install ubuntu

    ill post in another section. also how do i mark as solved?

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