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Verontier
September 24th, 2011, 04:43 AM
Okay, Windows XP went haywire on my laptop and I had to wipe the hard drive clean using my friends laptop and a IDE to USB adaptor. He has Win7 Ultimate on his, so, I had to use NTFS format. He is also on fall break with his family 2 states away and I have no pc outside of the library's (I am not allowed to use outside devices except cds and memory devices)....
Long story short, I have the Ubuntu ISO on disk already, but, I have no bootmgr on the hd, no way to format into ext3/4, and can only use CD/DVD and USB/SD memory devices. Can it be done? Or is Microsoft running the show by needing it for first Linux based OS install?

docbop
September 24th, 2011, 04:49 AM
If you have an ubuntu ISO get it burned to a CD, boot the CD and install Ubuntu. The installer will give you the ability to wipe the windows drive or repartition and create HD space for ubuntu.

Verontier
September 24th, 2011, 04:53 AM
It says bootmgr is missing.

logiblocs
September 24th, 2011, 08:22 AM
Is that windows or on the Ubuntu iso file.