View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu install for the 1st time

August 4th, 2012, 07:05 PM
I am running Windows 7 and was able to use its installer and install Ubuntu so that I could select either Windows or Ubuntu at startup (F12).
What I prefer is to have a bootable CD that would allow me to boot and run Ubuntu from it.
I tried making a bootable thumbdrive and though it looks like all goes well, when I tried it on my Windows 7 machine, it ignores it. I think the box won't allow booting from a USB.
However when I take the same USB to a Windows XP machine, it tries to boot from it but I get an error message "missing operating system".

So, could you point me to a link that would talk me through the steps so I can boot and run ubuntu or some other equivalent flavor, from a CD ?
I specify Ubuntu because it's what my buddy uses. :=)


August 4th, 2012, 07:13 PM
It sounds like it's not installed properly to the USB.

How did you make the thumbdrive? I recommend unetbootin (you can get a binary for windows) on a freshly-formatted stick.

August 4th, 2012, 07:49 PM
ALl the instructions you need are on the website.