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May 19th, 2008, 02:52 AM
ok here goes ... is there anyway for me to download ubuntu and install with out burning a live disk .?:confused:](*,):neutral:

May 19th, 2008, 02:56 AM
If you could boot from the network, you could start your installation by following this (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/Netboot).

May 19th, 2008, 03:26 AM
but i dont have a cd drive or floppy drive and i really dont understand the whole network boot thing

May 19th, 2008, 03:34 AM
You don't need either cdrom or floppy when installing over the network. What you need is a PC/Laptop that could do the booting over a network. If it's possible for your device to boot over the network. Just follow the link posted above (It gives you a step-by-step instructions).

May 19th, 2008, 03:37 AM
you think thta i might have to download first ?

May 19th, 2008, 03:56 AM
Yes, you have to download the ISO image first. Do you have a USB port? If so, try installing it using your USB (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick). But still, you need to have a working CD/DVDrom (on another computer maybe) in order for you to create your bootable USB installer from your downloaded ISO file. An easier solution from network booting.

May 19th, 2008, 05:54 AM
Here's a method without using the network install. It's not for the faint of heart though. It takes some time to figure things out. I used this method installing Slackware. It's called the loopback method.


There's various articles written on this same theme.

May 19th, 2008, 06:02 AM
i have the same problem,and did this work
but i can not the run
pls help me more