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how do i install ubuntu on my new rig?

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put together a cheap folding rig and i want to install ubuntu on it

i dont need to install windows 7 first right??

can anyone point me to the right file to d/l? can i toss it on a usb stick and install from there or do i need to burn the iso to cd?

thx sorry im completely clueless
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Originally Posted by jp27 View Post
put together a cheap folding rig and i want to install ubuntu on it

i dont need to install windows 7 first right??

can anyone point me to the right file to d/l? can i toss it on a usb stick and install from there or do i need to burn the iso to cd?

thx sorry im completely clueless
Just go here. Be sure to check "64 bit edition." You can use USB, but it will probably be easier to use a CD.
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First install windows, then ubuntu if you want two os. Or else windows will overwrite ubuntu bootloader.
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USB is way easy, just use unetbootin! I tend to use the iso's and don't do the download option, either because they are out of date or they don't work the same. =X
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Allow me to expand on petran's post.

If you want both Windows and Linux to run on your machine, it is wise to install Windows first, then Linux. Ubuntu uses a bootloader called Grub which can boot both Windows and Linux, while Window's bootloader will only load Windows. So if you were to install Ubuntu first, then Windows, you would have to pop in the Ubuntu CD again and overwrite the Windows bootloader with Grub again to be able to boot into both OSs.
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You don't have to install windows in order to install Linux.
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ok thx
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