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Getting started with ubuntu

Post by TheCollectiveUnconscious on Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:36 pm

Ubuntu is in my opinion the best linux os availible.... this will be a guide of how to install ubuntu as well as some suggested software.

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Re: Getting started with ubuntu

Post by TheCollectiveUnconscious on Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:43 pm

Download the ISO

go to the ubuntu download page and download ubuntu for your computer's architecture. this may take a while...

after this is completed you have two options... install inside of windows or burn a disk. I recommend burning a disk.

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Re: Getting started with ubuntu

Post by TheCollectiveUnconscious on Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:52 pm

Installing inside of windows

I recommend burning a disk because when you install inside of windows you are limited to 30GB of space and unable to mount other partitions on your hard drive

but if you insist on doing it this way...

extract the iso using winRAR or some other extraction program and double-click wubi.exe the installation will begin and you will be able to follow the oncreen instructions to install... its pretty straight forward.... then just restart your computer and choose ubuntu from the windows boot loader, login and enjoy the wonderfulness that is ubuntu Very Happy

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Re: Getting started with ubuntu

Post by TheCollectiveUnconscious on Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:21 pm

From a disk
If you want to install from a disk you first have to burn the disk image... if you don't know how to do it check out my guide
here. the next step is to boot from the disk. put the disk into the drive and restart your computer. during your BIOS startup (the part where it shows your computer brand) it should show two options, boot settings, and something along the lines of "change device boot order" (i believe on a dell its f12 and f9 on hp) it should give you a list of things like USB: CD/DVD-RW: HARD DISK:, choose your disk drive... after a while the ubuntu install menu will load and you can install ubuntu... if your computer has a decent amount of power i would recommend choosing try ubuntu and install from the demo desktop because since the process tends to be long you can surf the web or whatever while its going. once its done your computer will eject the disk, take the disk out, close the drive, press enter, and your computer will shut down. turn your computer back on and choose ubuntu from the GRUB screen and login

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Re: Getting started with ubuntu

Post by TheCollectiveUnconscious on Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:37 pm

Some software to get you started (all of these are availible with the synaptic package manager):

- ubuntu-restricted-extras (lets you play mp3 and dvds)
- vlc (the famous vlc media player)
- avant-window-navigator (awesome dock)
- audacity (sound editor)

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Re: Getting started with ubuntu

Post by The MacGuffin on Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:08 am

Normally people post guides in a single post. but cheers, you done good.
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Re: Getting started with ubuntu

Post by Weeber33 on Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:17 am

why does Abe have a jet pack?

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Re: Getting started with ubuntu

Post by Steve Jobs on Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:58 am

Why not Weeber, Why Not??

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Re: Getting started with ubuntu

Post by TheCollectiveUnconscious on Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:28 am

Just think about how much cooler lincoln is with a jet pack... oh and i only post guides in multiple posts if there are sections i want to break it up into

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Re: Getting started with ubuntu

Post by TheCollectiveUnconscious on Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:51 am

pickles are a food silly

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