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November 19th, 2009, 07:29 AM
I have a Dell Dimension 3000 and would like to install ubuntu. It is a 32-bit computer running windows xp. The reason I want to switch is because my windows install is corrupted and incidentally so is my windows xp installation disk. I have tried I don't know how many times to boot from the disk, but the stupid thing doesn't recognize it as being there. Is there a specific ttype of disk i need to burn it onto? Like instead of a DVD-R a CD-R?

November 19th, 2009, 08:00 AM
yes, it's supposed to be cd. also, when you're burning the cd, it has to be as a disk-image, not data or music. - for Windows there are several freely downloadable application for the task, - the Ubuntu install wiki has details

ps. it's really worthwhile to read as much about installing as you can find, before installing. - There are several wikis, and you might want to try a google search like: Ubuntu install problem, or ubuntu installation help, -- hindsight is always 20/20

if you haven't got any CDs, a usb-stick (2gig) also works.