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June 20th, 2009, 08:48 PM
I would like to install Ubuntu to a computer hard drive. Normally, one downloads the image and burns it to a CD or DVD and uses that to install the distribution.
What are my other choices these days? Can I use a memory stick to do the same? Can I download to one partition and then install from that image without burning it to CD?
Any other ideas? Network installs?
June 20th, 2009, 08:56 PM
Is there a problem with your CD drive? That's the most straight forward means and usually easiest for people to do.
You can install from a usb stick directions here. (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick)
There is also a network install available, but that's really not required unless your going to install on a fairly large scale...
If your just installing on one PC, try the CD it should work. If you need guidance, we're always here.
June 20th, 2009, 09:05 PM
here's another source
June 20th, 2009, 09:11 PM
You can install from a USB stick, but your BIOS has to support booting from USB.
If you go that route, you want to use UNetBootIn to "burn" the .iso to USB.
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