View Full Version : [ubuntu] Don't have admin rights, want to install 10.10 without partitioning.

October 31st, 2010, 10:55 PM
Well, I've never used Ubuntu or any Linux distribution, except the 10.04 live disc, which I never installed. I don't have any partitions on my hard drive, and, since I am not an administrator, do not have permissions to run a disc partitioning program.

My main question, I suppose, is this: How can I use Ubuntu 10.10 (I have the 64-bit ISO) without having administrator privileges and without overwriting my existing OS?

PS: I know most of you are probably saying "Well, why don't you just ask your admin?" I've got an interesting situation, because my dad is admin, and he works for Microsoft, so he wants me to use the Windows, won't install Linux.

Win7 Ultimate x64; Intel Core 2 6300 1.87 GHz; 2GB RAM; ATI Radeon HD 3600

October 31st, 2010, 11:45 PM
Run it the same way you did with the 10.04 live CD. It is not your computer; therefore, if your dad doesn't want you to install anything without his permission then that is his prerogative.

You could make a bootable USB that would save your files.