View Full Version : [ubuntu] Install Ubuntu on clean NTFS format internall HD

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?

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.

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

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