View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Installing Ubuntu Without A CD Drive or USB Key

December 26th, 2008, 08:43 PM
Is there a way to install ubuntu without using a CD or USB jump drive? I got a new acer aspire 1 for christmas and I want to dual boot ubuntu with the windows xp it came with on the 120GB hard drive it has. What are my options? The laptop is oriented towards its internet connections. Is there a way to install ubuntu over the network? I have other windows and ubuntu machines on a wireless (or wired) network in my house.

Any ideas are welcome!

December 26th, 2008, 10:42 PM
Have a look here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation), for the many different ways you can install Ubuntu.


December 26th, 2008, 11:30 PM
I am using WUBI and it's installer! Thank you!

December 27th, 2008, 08:20 PM
I installed ubuntu using wubi but I thought that I would be able to make a dedicated partition not just a virtual hard drive file on my NTFS partition. The guide from the post above says that this is possible. How do I do it?

December 27th, 2008, 11:50 PM
I suggest you read up on Wubi, look here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wubi_(installer)

December 30th, 2008, 05:19 PM
I threw out the whole wubi install after struggling with grub configs. For some reason grub didn't see my hard drive! When at the grub cli typing root (hd and then the tab key yeilded nothing. Anyway I used unetbootin to boot from an 8.10 image I downloaded. This method was by far the best I think for a netbook install.