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    Hey I am trying to install ubuntu on my laptop for school but have no idea how I can do this ?
    I have the cd but I'm not sure how to install or will it be compatible with my laptop ?


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    (Original post by shanej13)
    Hey I am trying to install ubuntu on my laptop for school but have no idea how I can do this ?
    I have the cd but I'm not sure how to install or will it be compatible with my laptop ?


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    Are you wanting to install it alongside windows/Mac OS or a fresh install (deleting everything)
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    (Original post by shanej13)
    Hey I am trying to install ubuntu on my laptop for school but have no idea how I can do this ?
    I have the cd but I'm not sure how to install or will it be compatible with my laptop ?
    I'm not familiar with ubuntu at all. But installing a program with a cd is really simple. Just put the cd in your laptop. Click on install if there is a popup. If not, go to my computer and look for the cd drive with the cd in it, then right click on it and choose install/run/something similar. Then simply follow the instructions on the screen.
    Again, I don't know what ubuntu is.. so disregard my comment if the installation process is different than it normally is.
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    You can install ubuntu as a secondary OS so you can dual boot the computer. This basically enables you to select what OS you want at start up.

    Just download Ubunut and burn it on disc, and then download a program called Wubi. It will help you install it.
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    (Original post by shanej13)
    Hey I am trying to install ubuntu on my laptop for school but have no idea how I can do this ?
    I have the cd but I'm not sure how to install or will it be compatible with my laptop ?
    I'm late, but for what it's worth, there's a comprehensive install guide here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation

    As for your other question, Ubuntu should be compatible with any laptop, provided the laptop has at least 64mb of RAM and about 5gb disk space (these are the minimum, though; you'd ideally want more).

    Just off the top of my head, if you have Windows, then you can install Ubuntu via Wubi (a Windows installer). This allows you to install Ubuntu from within Windows, so you can use both operating systems without needing to partition your hard drive, so there's no risk of data loss. On the other hand, if Windows fails at some point, you won't be able to boot either OS from the hard drive. (I assume you'd still be able to use a Live CD, and you'd be able to access your data by mounting the relevant partition, but you'd lose your settings.)

    (If I've made any glaring errors here, Ubuntu-users should feel free to correct me; I run Puppy Linux, not Ubuntu, so my info is second-hand.)
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    Go and follow this

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...u-with-windows

    The download link is here (Windows installer for Ubuntu Desktop)

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...dows-installer

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