Bought the disc. No instructions. Followed advice from net. Installed ubunto linux. Got choice of os: UBUNTO OR XP. GOT MESSAGE REQUIRES REBOOT. REBOOTED BLANK SCREEN. Tried at least 6 times. no luck. Tried to download desktop ubunto from net. same messages. Checked. found several icons: "ubunto - 13.10 - desktop - amd64 - 904,192kb"
opened one nothing. Looked around; saw icon "ubunto uninstall". Deleted it. now the message I receive is "can'f find application"
STUCK! HELP! FINGERPEG
Sorry about illogicality. I had worked myself into a state of confusion. It's a rather long account of a bumbling attempt at installing Ubunto linux from the disc I bought from the Linux shop.
I am running XP on a Dell C521 Desktop computer. It has a dvd drive, so I inserted the disc and double clicked the icon in MY COMPUTER. AFTER A WHILE , some instructions appeared which I followed. My memory is confused about the actual sequence of events but I got as far as rebooting and saw the message to choose between opening Ubunto or XP. I chose Ubunto. All I got then was a blank screen. I waited several minutes then rebooted again. This time I was asked to reboot again and when I did, I got the same message of choosing XP or ubunto. Again, I chose Ubunto, but got the same blank screen. After that I check the installed programs and uninstalled Ubunto. Then I tried to download Ubunto from the Ubunto site. Things got more muddled. I checked the desktop and saw an icon "ununto unintstall". I deleted it and since then my efforts got worse. Eventually I tried the disc again and then got the message to the effect that another program was trying to use the application and I should delete that one before trying again. Unfortunately, I cannot find the file:"c:\docume~johnco~]local]tempubi~1310-rea284.log." That message appeared in a box and I did not get enough time to copy it properly. That is why I posted the query. This is long and rambling, but it is not easy to summarise all my attempts. I hope it helps at least a little, especially I would like to know how I could locate that file. Sorry for the length.