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weverjames
December 20th, 2008, 09:03 PM
I am planning to buy a laptop without os, so that I can install ubuntu by myself w/o paying for other os I don't wan't to use/support.
What media do I have to use? Is the live cd still used in this situation or will it only boot if there is a os installed?
Is it possible to install ubuntu in a laptop that is empty or it needs to have a os installed?
Advices please....?

gettinoriginal
December 20th, 2008, 10:02 PM
Hoping this will help: :P

http://www.easy-ubuntu-linux.com/ubuntu-installation-606-1.html

gn2
December 20th, 2008, 10:11 PM
You can use either a Live CD or an Alternate CD or a Network Install CD.
Having a blank hard drive makes no difference, any install method will work.

ugm6hr
December 20th, 2008, 10:14 PM
Having a blank hard drive makes no difference, any install method will work.

Exactly. Even a LiveUSB (if you want to save CDs). Anything that boots by itself.

logos34
December 20th, 2008, 10:17 PM
What media do I have to use? Is the live cd still used in this situation or will it only boot if there is a os installed?

yes, use the live cd. You don't need an OS on the hdd. Take it for a 'test drive'--if everything works on the live cd, chances are you're good to go and everything will work once installed.

The link gettinoriginal posted is neat in that it will walk you through the steps of a manual install and making a separate /home (which I promote). Good learning experience

good luck