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I have used wubi in the past without significant problems, but I know many that have had a lot of trouble with it. However, there is really no reason not to use the normal ubuntu installer. It is very simple and takes you through it in easy steps. Creating a dual boot is also very easy as you can use a little slider to repartition or do it manually (which is also easy). Plus, if you have any questions you can always come back here to ask questions.
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alright... lets put it this way

if you have the CHOICE between wubi and a normal install, always choose the normal install but wubi will work if you cant do a normal install
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LOL. But isn't WIN7 vista with a new shirt, pants, and haircut? But yes, 11.04 is bad.

Off topic: Error what browser are you using? I noticed you're having the same double post problem I had with Chromium a while back.
Bah, it is Chromium. No idea why it's happening either. I am NOT about to go back to Firefox.
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Onoz: It's nice to see you here.

But you chose a bad time to use Ubuntu. If you're using the 11.04 release I suggest to delete it. It and Wubi are the two worst things that have come out of Linux in recent years (so everyone makes it sound). I tried Wubi once and it destroyed everything...I mean everything on the first boot and thus no way to fix it. It was a failed attempt at making Linux "easier". DO NOT USE IT! Just make another partition of free space about 20GBs in size and you should be golden. Then just direct the real installer to that and go from there.

If you want I can send you my Kubuntu discs because they're before the evil of 11. Just don't go using 11.04 or Ubuntu. It's just bad like all "mainstream" things.

PS: I hope that you remember that I warned you that I haven't heard good things about AMD drivers in Linux so be ready to ask Melcar and others for help with that if it should come up.
Hey Rookie! Thanks for the welcome!

Thanks for letting me know. So there isn't a way to get an older version of Ubuntu? If anyone can link that to me, I'd most definitely appreciate it. I was planning on downloading the latest version of Ubuntu and burning it to a disk to do a fresh installation, but not that you guys make it seem so scary, I'm hoping there's a way to get the older version. Is there like a version 10 or something?

And thanks for the heads up about the drivers. I knew that would be the case, since Zacate is less than a year old.

Cheers!
 
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Hey Rookie! Thanks for the welcome!

Thanks for letting me know. So there isn't a way to get an older version of Ubuntu? If anyone can link that to me, I'd most definitely appreciate it. I was planning on downloading the latest version of Ubuntu and burning it to a disk to do a fresh installation, but not that you guys make it seem so scary, I'm hoping there's a way to get the older version. Is there like a version 10 or something?

And thanks for the heads up about the drivers. I knew that would be the case, since Zacate is less than a year old.

Cheers!
Don't let anyone scare you, its really not bad.

Here is a link to 10.04 LTS. The LTS stands for Long Term Support, which will be officially supported for 3 years as opposed to the shorter cycles of the standard versions. This is the version I would use if I were you as it has none of the 'garbage' that the current release has.

Here is a link:
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubunt...ve-download#bt
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Don't let anyone scare you, its really not bad.

Here is a link to 10.04 LTS. The LTS stands for Long Term Support, which will be officially supported for 3 years as opposed to the shorter cycles of the standard versions. This is the version I would use if I were you as it has none of the 'garbage' that the current release has.

Here is a link:
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubunt...ve-download#bt
Ah this is exactly what I was looking for!

Thank you so much for your help everyone. Wish me luck!
 
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Hey guys, I'm getting ready to download the 10.04 LTS. I'm not sure which one I should go with for my dm1z...
  • ubuntu-10.04.2-alternate-amd64.iso.torrent
  • ubuntu-10.04.2-desktop-i386.iso.torrent
  • ubuntu-10.04-netbook-i386.iso.torrent

Which one's best for my dm1z? Thanks!
 
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Hey guys, I'm getting ready to download the 10.04 LTS. I'm not sure which one I should go with for my dm1z...
  • ubuntu-10.04.2-alternate-amd64.iso.torrent
  • ubuntu-10.04.2-desktop-i386.iso.torrent
  • ubuntu-10.04-netbook-i386.iso.torrent

Which one's best for my dm1z? Thanks!
The netbook one. It has the good version of UNR before the Unity fiasco. But the thing is I don't know whether it will support the Fusion APU. I'd actually recommend at this point either Lubuntu/Xubuntu or Fedora 14/15 with LXDE or XFCE.
     
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The netbook one. It has the good version of UNR before the Unity fiasco. But the thing is I don't know whether it will support the Fusion APU. I'd actually recommend at this point either Lubuntu/Xubuntu or Fedora 14/15 with LXDE or XFCE.
Are any of these recommendations Linux-newb friendly? I don't mind putting in the extra time and effort, but I'm hoping to avoid the pull-my-hair-out-in-frustration kind of time and effort .
 
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Hey guys, I'm getting ready to download the 10.04 LTS. I'm not sure which one I should go with for my dm1z...
  • ubuntu-10.04.2-alternate-amd64.iso.torrent
  • ubuntu-10.04.2-desktop-i386.iso.torrent
  • ubuntu-10.04-netbook-i386.iso.torrent

Which one's best for my dm1z? Thanks!
Didn't they ever update the netbook ISO to 10.04.2?
    
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