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    Ubuntu USB Installation

    Hello Ubuntu forum members,
    My old PC with Windows OS got a virus and I wiped the PC so all the drivers are gone but I don't know if it will read USB's for boot, unfortunately it won't read disks I think the CD Drive is busted and I really wanted to try out Ubuntu Desktop but it would involve having to install it via USB but I don't exactly know how to do that, can you help me?

    I don't know how much space is needed on the USB if you could also tell me that would be great!

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    Re: Ubuntu USB Installation

    you need a usb with about 780Mb for the iso you will need to download Ubuntu and use unetbootin or something similar to install ubuntu to the usb.Most pc,s will set up a boot menu if you press f12 at boot. Then just choose your usb and install to disk.
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    Re: Ubuntu USB Installation

    Okay, I will try it out thanks!

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    Re: Ubuntu USB Installation

    Some instructions on how to create an Ubuntu USB.
    Windows: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...ick-on-windows
    Mac OS X: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...ick-on-mac-osx
    Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...tick-on-ubuntu

    After you make an Ubuntu USB, usually you just insert it into your PC and boot off it (Either set it as the first boot drive in your BIOS or using a Boot Menu located usually on F12). You might have to enable USB booting as older PCs might have that disabled by default.

    If your PC can't boot from your USB (Eg: Too old) then there are other ways to, for example via a Floppy (Don't worry, not going to make you get dozens of floppies, just one)
    Quote Originally Posted by Linus Torvalds
    "Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program."

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    Re: Ubuntu USB Installation

    okay I can try this too ^-^ thanks

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