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    Installing on EEE

    Hi

    I've tried to read the forums on how to install UBuntu on my PC's and I cant do it. I need it written really simply with all the commands I need to type in to do it.

    Just to be clear I have 2 EEEPC's 1 has unbuntu installed but there is a problem and it cant update and I cant access the app centre though it still works. The other has windows on it but I want Ubuntu on it as well.

    There only 32 and 64 gb hard drives and all i do is use them to watch movies and surf the internet when im away. I dont want to save any settings I dont want to have partitions or anything. I just want ubuntu and nothing else saved. Total wipe/ format and install ubuntu.

    Please understand I need a step by step guide with the correct commands to put into the computer.

    The computer that has UBUNTU on it i paid a shop to put it on, he said it was easy to do but i didnt have time. Ive since downladed the ubuntu install onto that computer but have no idea how to wipe it and re install it???

    Cheers in advance.

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    Re: Help spastic old clueless dude trying to install Ubuntu

    I think this is a really good guide on how to do a fresh install of ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...desktop-latest

    I suggest you do it that way for all your laptops, if you don't want to save any settings and such.

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    Re: Help spastic old clueless dude trying to install Ubuntu

    Oh, I forgot: If you don't have a ubuntu DVD or USB, look at these guides:

    Burn a ubuntu DVD on windows: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...dvd-on-windows
    Make a ubuntu USB on windows: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...ick-on-windows

    If you have any questions during the install, just ask.
    Last edited by galgalesh; May 23rd, 2013 at 09:06 AM.

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    Re: Installing on EEE

    Please use a more informative thread title.

    The EEE is not powerful hardware, so I would suggest Lubuntu in stead of Ubuntu.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Help spastic old clueless dude trying to install Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by galgalesh View Post
    Oh, I forgot: If you don't have a ubuntu DVD or USB, look at these guides:

    Burn a ubuntu DVD on windows: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...dvd-on-windows
    Make a ubuntu USB on windows: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...ick-on-windows

    If you have any questions during the install, just ask.
    Thanks I've currently saved it to a usb stick

    Trying to put it on the one that has windows. But can only get windows to load or the error message asking to either open in safe mode or windows normally??

    What do i need to do to get it to load off the thumb drive???

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    Re: Installing on EEE

    Also when i llok like getting somewhere i get a really quick message saying boot master doesnt work this time then windows opens normally, ive tried pushing F12, holding it down and pushing it really fast nothing can get it to boot from the usb stick??

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    Re: Installing on EEE

    Quote Originally Posted by mörgæs View Post
    Please use a more informative thread title.

    The EEE is not powerful hardware, so I would suggest Lubuntu in stead of Ubuntu.

    Umm Im trying to put ubuntu 12.4 0n it. No idea about the others?? I have ubuntu running on the 64GB one? Well ubuntu comes up when its booting and it works fine??

    Got into F2 and disabled the other drives so only insert able would boot.

    Now have on the screen,

    Reboot and select proper boot device
    or insert boot media in selected bot device and press a key

    Ive tried putting the USB stick in all 3 usb drives and get the same message??

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    Re: Installing on EEE

    The version on the other one is ubuntu 12.04 LTS and its working fine???

    So where am i going wrong with loading it on the other computer??

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    Re: Installing on EEE

    You can delete this post, got it sorted......

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    Re: Installing on EEE

    You can mark this post as "solved" by following these steps: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPo.../SolvedThreads

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