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Thread: How to install as first OS?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2012

    How to install as first OS?

    Hi, I just built a new PC but I don't have an operating system so I can't use it... I don't want to pay for w7 and I wanted to give this a try. I was wondering if it was possible to use this ubuntu as a first OS and if so how? Sorry if this was already posted, I searched and it didn't give any results.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2012

    Re: How to install as first OS?

    you will first want to check any info about UEFI.

    1. download ubuntu here (the top one)

    2. get your .iso image md5sum

    3. Verify .iso integrity:
    Scroll down to MD5SUM with "Checksums calculator"

    4. put .iso image to usb flash drive or cd/dvd (burn as image, and use slowest burning speed)

    5. test the system from the live disc first, using the Try option instead of Install, to see if you hardware works

    6. install ubuntu
    Last edited by black veils; August 20th, 2012 at 11:07 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: How to install as first OS?

    Quote Originally Posted by black veils View Post
    you will first want to check any info about UEFI.
    assumin gthe OP has UEFI that is.... even if they do have uefi, if there is no OS on it and you only intend to have linux you can just use BIOS.

    install is easy and short.:

    as long as hardware is compatible...
    Easy to understand Ubuntu manual with lots of pics:
    Do i need antivirus/firewall in linux?
    User friendly disk backup (suitable for older PCs): Redobackup Less friendly disk backup (works on new PC): Clonezilla

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