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VSMON
September 19th, 2008, 11:43 PM
I downloaded Ubuntu 8.04.01 (or whatever it is) last night. I can't install it. Now I find out it is one of those idiotically made programmes that redirects me to a website trying to explain about the last three letters after the period. A lot of friends have told me how easy this programme is supposed to be, but if you need a degree from MIT to install it, what is the point of the end result having to go through all this rigamarole about partitioning, and whatever. Can I fix the drive to give me back the part that should have gone to this programme? It's useless to think about installing it when I might actually lose whatever I already have on WinXP.

At best, can you show me the proper file (ie. install.exe) that is used by so many otherwise "user-friendly" programmes. Maybe I can get back on track. No file goobledegook, please, just tell me which files I need, and which keys to hit 1-2-3-4-etc.

Paul.
Giving up on this blasted thing in Nova Scotia. (Assuming you can read a map).

Sef
September 20th, 2008, 04:40 AM
I downloaded Ubuntu 8.04.01 (or whatever it is) last night. I can't install it.

1) Did you md5sum the download?

2) Did you burn the iso at 4x or less?

3) Did you burn the iso as an iso?

4) Did you read Psychocats Ubuntu (http://psychocats.net/ubuntu) first?

jcwmoore
September 20th, 2008, 04:51 AM
it sounds like you downloaded an iso file, right? well basically that is a byte for byte copy of the CD ROM. in windows you will need a tool to use that file as a "Virtual CD ROM drive" look here...

http://weblogs.asp.net/pleloup/archive/2004/01/15/58918.aspx