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Philosofy
March 13th, 2009, 05:42 AM
I have an old Windows XP laptop I'm trying to get Ubuntu on. I've burned my CD, and when I click on the CD, it only gives me the option to install alongside windows, or run from the CD if I restart. When I restart, I get (what I think is) a BIOS screen, telling me to hit F1 to boot to the operating system, or F6 to run the batter recalibration utility. When I hit F1, it starts Windows. I want to ditch Windows and get Ubuntu. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!

EDIT: THE NEXT TIME THROUGH IT WORKED.

zvacet
March 13th, 2009, 11:07 PM
Wellcome and enjoy Ubuntu!