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    Best Links for Learning Manual Install?

    I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 desktop 32-bit Intel .iso and verified the MD5sum and verified the finished DVD-R with ImgBurn, and I've tried to install it, and I've got the dual-boot start-up option working between it and Windows 7, but it keeps loading with an install icon, and it won't load at all if I don't leave the disc in the drive. It takes a very long time to load, and I have to put in my Internet key every time to get a connection through Qwest.

    I've read related questions and answers in the forum, here, and it looks like I may need to do a manual install to get past Wubi. It has been a very long time since I have done a manual install of partitions, etc., with Linux, and I don't want to do it wrong. Can anyone point me to reliable. relevant, up-to-date links for correctly doing a manual install?

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    Re: Best Links for Learning Manual Install?

    This is the official installation guide:
    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...g-term-support

    You can also check out the community documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation

    and the psychocats tutorials:
    http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/index.php

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    Re: Best Links for Learning Manual Install?

    Thank you for the links -- I will try to install, now.

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    Re: Best Links for Learning Manual Install?

    The menu screen for the the /dev/sda partitions already had some oddly balanced numbers, which I did not understand from the lengthy material I had skimmed. And, when I tried to change anything, nothing intuitive would take place, and when I tried to plow through, it told me that I had not yet mounted a root partition, and so I knew that the whole process was beyond me and dangerous to do, and so I am walking away for now. Nonetheless, I downloaded and learned how to use a couple of nifty programs (WinMD5Free and ImgBurn, which may serve me in the future) and was delighted by the sparce interface and quick download of the Opera web browser. However, 30 hours later with very little sleep makes me a little judgmental about whether Linux is ready to take over the desktop. Nonetheless, I like what I saw. In fact, if I had no use for Windows and could toss other family members to the curb, I'd risk installing Ubuntu over Windows. I also learned that my computer is too low end to support a Virtual Box copy of Ubuntu, so that's definitely on the list of 'to do's' before I try this again. Thank you for your help.

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    Re: Best Links for Learning Manual Install?

    Is this an older 32bit computer? If not, (for instance it is a dual-core) you should be using the 64bit. A regular point of confusion ... the 32bit Intel ISO is for ALL CPUs, Intel AND AMD. Consequently, the 64bit AMD is for ALL 64bit machines, Intel and AMD.

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