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Ok, I must be stupid. I fixed that problem and got myself a new one!

I had to change the boot order in the BIOS to the CD drive first and it worked.


But now, I got a whole nother animal on my hands.

It booted up, went to the black menu screen, hit enter on the top option, start ubuntu.

Went into the black loading screen with the cute little ubuntu logo, took a while, I guess it's supposed to.

And then after that, you would think I'd hit a setup screen, but Oh no!!

I got an odd little blue screen with like slanted red and white lines all messed up. It reminded me of when the original NES used to crash and have a crazy screen. Very, very strange...
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Try again.
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Nope, it's still doing it, it's the weirdest thing...

Edit: Ok... I retried and selected "start in safe graphics mode" and I went away in another room to my other computer to check this thread, and when I came back, I am in Ubunut. But I did not even set it up. I just selected that and left.
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Edit: Ok... I retried and selected "start in safe graphics mode" and I went away in another room to my other computer to check this thread, and when I came back, I am in Ubunut. But I did not even set it up. I just selected that and left.
It's running off the cd. You don't have to set anything up.
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Nope, it's still doing it, it's the weirdest thing...

Edit: Ok... I retried and selected "start in safe graphics mode" and I went away in another room to my other computer to check this thread, and when I came back, I am in Ubunut. But I did not even set it up. I just selected that and left.
That's why they call it a Live CD. There's an installation icon on the desktop.
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post #26 of 47
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And that's why they call me stupid!! I was too busy playing minesweeper to see the stupid icon

Haha, I just realized that a little while ago.

I tried to go through the installation and the partitions are confusing... can anyone answer this, now?

Do I need to make partitions for Windows while in that partition step, or just ones for Linux? I don't want to hit continue and find out Windows went bye-bye or something.

Edit: I chose to do it manually, should I be, or should I do guided or something?
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post #27 of 47
You have to have two separate partitions, one with the windows installation and one with the Ubuntu installation. If you can't resize the windows install (which you may not be able to do) you will have to do that some other way, otherwise just make the two small partitions it tells you to make. It does it for you pretty easily. Just follow the directions on the forum/wiki.
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post #28 of 47
You'll need an ext3 partition (at least 10GB) mounted to
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And a linux swap partition that's about 1GB... (optional, you have lots of RAM)

If you have anything really important on your Windows partition... back it up first, just in case.
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post #29 of 47
Is he trying to dual boot?
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Originally Posted by KloroFormd View Post
You'll need an ext3 partition (at least 10GB) mounted to
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And a linux swap partition that's about 1GB... (optional, you have lots of RAM)

If you have anything really important on your Windows partition... back it up first, just in case.
Haha, if he was, you took the words right out of my mouth.
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