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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Install

My first Linux installation was the Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS), on my primary system - a Windows XP machine.

  • Installation was reasonably smooth, but not seamless.
Here are the steps:
  1. Download Installation DVD Image.
  2. Burn the DVD image onto a DVD.
  3. With the DVD image in the drive, reboot the system from the the DVD to load Ubuntu as a "live session."
  • Note: Your system BIOS needs to be set up to boot from the DVD.
  • To configure BIOS to boot from the DVD drive - enter the BIOS configuration menu during the initial system startup by hitting DEL [the method for entering BIOS setup varies depending on the the BIOS version - ussually the method for entering BIOS flashes briefly during system startup. The DEL works for me].
<a href="http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/138-how-to-repair-windows-xp/">How-to repair Windows XP - Windows XP™, 2000, 2003, NT</a> - Most Dell, Toshiba, Gateway, Sony & HP systems will press F2.
Compaq users will usually have to press F10.
IBM typically uses F1 or F2.
  • Find the selection for device boot order, and make sure the DVD drive is in the 1st position (followed by your primary hard drive). [For me, this is in a submenu under "Advance Settings".]
  • Save the new BIOS configuration and exit (usually done by hitting F10).
  1. Upon booting from the DVD, you should have a choice of installing Ubuntu on the system or entering a live session.
  2. If your ready to forge ahead, click install Ubuntu.
  3. More to come ...

to system boot device

Ubuntu Setting Up

As with any new computer, it's time to shake hands and get to know each other.

Things to do:

Mint 14 and 17 and 17.1

...

Notes, to be expanded on: The first clue of seams was the failure of the installer to recognized Windows XP as a valid and existing operating system. (The installer reported that the machine was otherwise When finished, I could boot both, but the Ubuntu boot loader : grub2 did not work as designed.

Then I installed Mint 17

The I broke the boot loader

Fixed it

Installed Mint 13 on another, less important machine but important (or useful) enough to have found it's way onto my desktop (the real desk top, that holds paperclips and other useful stuff and supports monitors at about eye level. (Actually, I've used dual desktop machines for a long time, for several reasons - including convenience, necessity (software of importance not playing well together, etc.) See DualOnTheDesktop-Monitors.

impotant, some convenient, some required du
(dual boot) was fun ... sometimes.

Actually, I installed it on two machines. OK ... I installed a bunch of different Distro's (see ... i'm getting into the grove now ... using the lingo ;) )

... I'm just getting started here - more to come. Gotta run now.


I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) on my main Windows XP machine. It was pretty easy ... but not seamless. The first clue of seams was the failure of the installer to recognized Windows XP as a valid and existing operating system. (The installer reported that the machine was otherwise When finished, I could boot both, but the Ubuntu boot loader : grub2 did not work as designed.

The, I installed Mint 17

The I broke the boot loader

Fixed it

Installed Mint 13 on another, less important machine but important (or useful) enough to have found it's way onto my desktop (the real desk top, that holds paperclips and other useful stuff and supports monitors at about eye level. (Actually, I've used dual desktop machines for a long time, for several reasons - including convenience, necessity (software of importance not playing well together, etc.) See DualOnTheDesktop-Monitors.

impotant, some convenient, some required du
(dual boot) was fun ... sometimes.

Actually, I installed it on two machines. OK ... I installed a bunch of different Distro's (see ... i'm getting into the grove now ... using the lingo ;) )

... I'm just getting started here - more to come. Gotta run now.