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richsheil32
October 28th, 2008, 05:20 PM
Silver surfer never done this before. I have down loaded Ubunta 8.04 burnt it to a CD using Nero as a Data disc.Have fitted second HD to my computer. I bought a book Linux in Easy steps but the disc wont boot into ubunta it just keeps loading XP. My emai richsheil32@merseymail.com Please help. Richard

Pumalite
October 28th, 2008, 05:36 PM
Boot your Live CD; go to the Terminal and type:
sudo fdisk -lu
('Enter')
Copy and paste the output here

richsheil32
October 28th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Sorry do not understand Terminal Richard

caljohnsmith
October 28th, 2008, 05:46 PM
Can you boot any CD from your CD/DVD drive? If not, you may need to set your BIOS to boot your CD/DVD drive before your Windows drive.

Pumalite
October 28th, 2008, 06:21 PM
To access BIOS; hit 'Del' or 'Tab' repeatedly at boot. Once in BIOS; go to 'boot' and change the boot order, making CD/DVD first

BTW, Applications>Accessories>Terminal

richsheil32
October 28th, 2008, 09:51 PM
Boot order is CD first. Couple of weeks ago I down loaded Ubuntu 8.04 And Damn Small Linux and successfully loaded both not at the same time. I removed DSL. I then bought a new 60Gig HD as Master and the old 5Gig HD as Slave. Re installed XP on Master. Tried installing Ubunta on 5Gig which computer had recognised as drive (I) wouldnt boot. Downloaded Ubuntu again from Ubuntu web site. Still wont boot. Would appreciate any help Regards Richard

Pumalite
October 28th, 2008, 09:56 PM
With 256 MB of RAM or less; try Xubuntu Alternate CD:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/8.04.1/release/

oilchangeguy
October 28th, 2008, 09:57 PM
Silver surfer never done this before. I have down loaded Ubunta 8.04 burnt it to a CD using Nero as a Data disc.Have fitted second HD to my computer. I bought a book Linux in Easy steps but the disc wont boot into ubunta it just keeps loading XP. My emai richsheil32@merseymail.com Please help. Richard

you need to burn it as an iso file. NOT a data disc.

richsheil32
October 28th, 2008, 11:19 PM
how do I burn an ISO File Please

Pumalite
October 28th, 2008, 11:22 PM
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto