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    Re: Another problem installing ubuntu

    The big problem remains changing the boot sequence so it will boot from the DVD.

    If you boot from a usb drive, don't you still have to change the boot sequence?

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    Re: Another problem installing ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_Carr View Post
    The big problem remains changing the boot sequence so it will boot from the DVD. If you boot from a usb drive, don't you still have to change the boot sequence?
    It's not usually necessary to change anything in the BIOS. Did anyone mention the one-time boot menu? On my Dell, just press F12 when booting starts to interrupt the booting and get that menu. See image attached. I press F12 repeatedly to be sure the keypress is recognized - otherwise, it continues to boot.

    DVD option is in there as well as USB.
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    Re: Another problem installing ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_Carr View Post
    Dell laptop. Windows 10.
    Model Number?

    DVDs should work just fine. I sometimes even use a USB DVD

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    Re: Another problem installing ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis N View Post
    It's not usually necessary to change anything in the BIOS. Did anyone mention the one-time boot menu? On my Dell, just press F12 when booting starts to interrupt the booting and get that menu. See image attached. I press F12 repeatedly to be sure the keypress is recognized - otherwise, it continues to boot.

    DVD option is in there as well as USB.
    I tried F12 and it brings up a boot menu different than the one you show. How do I take a screen shot of the boot menu and then move it up here to show you?

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    Re: Another problem installing ubuntu

    My UEFI Dell does not have screen shots. My Asus desktop does let me take screenshots inside UEFI and save to a FAT32 partition.
    For my other systems I just take a photo, shrink it as most camera now use have too large of a photo. Extra resolution not required and makes photo too large to upload.

    You use Forum's advanced editor and click on the paperclip icon to add screenshots or smaller photos.
    Post #4 1024x768 if photo
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...8#post12229098

    I am a bit older and have to keep notes.

    Did you copy ISO or install ISO to DVD. You cannot just copy an ISO as that is not normally directly bootable.
    I used to use DVDs, but burned a lot of coasters (bad burns). Flash drives can be reusable, although best to always have one live installer of current version as repair disk.

    Also link on how to create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive, using Windows or Ubuntu, Min hardware requirements
    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
    http://www.ubuntu.com/download

    Lots of info on USB boot for installing
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick
    Ubuntu install guide - multiple ways to create live installer to flash drive
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation

    Dell typically requires drives setting in UEFI changed from RAID/Intel RST to AHCI.
    Dell also requires UEFI update and if SSD, SSD firmware update.
    How to Install Ubuntu Linux on your Dell PC
    https://www.dell.com/support/article...ell-pc?lang=en
    Last edited by oldfred; 1 Week Ago at 05:16 PM.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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