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February 22nd, 2009, 10:55 PM
My USB drive is 256 MB (can't find my dads, which is bigger), so that's not an option.

I looked at burning it to a disk and WTF? Seriously. "Find the image you want to burn" or whatever? That doesn't help. The file it says to download isn't an image, it's a bunch of...stuff.

I downloaded Wubi and burned it to a disk. It worked, but when I tried installing it, it tried to get online.

Windows is messed up and nothing can connect (but the Ping command works...). I am moving to Ubuntu because of this, but I can't download Ubuntu, and USB isn't working. Neither is a CD.

I also did a Build an Image, then Burn to CD in ImgBurn. That didn't work.

So how do I get Ubuntu from a good computer to the broken one to install it?

Also, I don't have to have Windows, right? I've been told so, and I want to make sure I can just get rid of it and Install Ubuntu as the main OS.

February 22nd, 2009, 11:02 PM
I'm sorry, but I'm in a huge rush. I need to get this done before...well, tomorrow. I want to be able to come home from school and hop on my computer and not wait 3 or 4 hours for my dad to "just finish an e-mail" and then "oh, I started another" because I've got school work that needs to be done...

So, rush delivery and all that good stuff, please?

February 22nd, 2009, 11:02 PM
Installing using wubi will install ubuntu on the same partition as windows, so if you where wanting to get rid of windows then you would be better of doing a installation to a partition.
Go here (http://releases.ubuntu.com/intrepid/) and download the iso file best for your machine either a http://releases.ubuntu.com/intrepid/ubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386.iso for 32bit or http://releases.ubuntu.com/intrepid/ubuntu-8.10-desktop-amd64.iso for 64bit.
If you want to use a torrent then look for a desktop i386 iso or a desktop amd64 iso file.
Then follow this (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto) to burn it to disk

February 22nd, 2009, 11:05 PM
Trying it now, will update.

Do I unzip the file when it's done downloading?

February 22nd, 2009, 11:42 PM
Double post, yes, but it worked. So...solved or whatever.