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    Exclamation Trying to Install 10.10

    I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. I tried the regular download but it only offers 10.04 or 11.04, neither of which I want. I've been tring all day to get this thing done, I want to install it alongside my Windows 7 on my dell inspiron duo and I just can't figure it out. I found this page: http://releases.ubuntu.com/10.10/ which might be what I need but I have no clue what to do from there. My laptop doesn't have a cd/dvd drive and I can't hook it up to one, so I need to do this either directly or via usb, please help. Any tips on installing alongside and partitioning would also be great too, thanks.

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    Re: Trying to Install 10.10

    From that site download ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso.torrent and after that read this. If everything is O.K. Then see here how to install from usb.You can partition this way

    1. root=10GB mountpoint /root
    2. swap=~2GB
    3. home= rest of free space mountpoint /home

    format partitions as ext4 (except swap)
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    Re: Trying to Install 10.10

    if you dont have a cd drive u will need to use a USB, I havn't burned a cd in years, I always install all operating systems using my USB stick. Just make sure you use a usb disk that is big enough, if you decide to use a bigger one you can set it up to be persistent, so it can be like a mini OS you can take anywhere and save your files too, unlike a cd that resets every time.

    I use a program called unetbootin to make it. It even works for windows.
    Also if I remember correctly a usb maker program comes with the Ubuntu disro, so you can just mount the iso, copy out the usb program and use that. Tho I have never used it.
    Last edited by Kr0nZ; July 7th, 2011 at 08:16 AM.

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    Re: Trying to Install 10.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Kr0nZ View Post
    Also if I remember correctly a usb maker program comes with the Ubuntu disro, so you can just mount the iso, copy out the usb program and use that.
    Correct, the program is called USB Creator. If it for some reason does not work, try Unetbootin.
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