Ubuntu Installation :: Changing From Windows Version To Complete Installation
May 25, 2010
I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed in my laptop through a windows installation and I want to make a new, complete, install so I can boot directly in Ubuntu (and change some configuration choices I didn't get right in the first place). Is there any (as simple as posible) way to save my actual data (users, software installed, personal files...) as a whole so I can "install" all that back to the "new" Ubuntu installation?
I ran Ubuntu 9.10 back in the days and when 10.04 Beta 1 was released I upgraded it by using the update-manager -d. My question is, if I use the upgrade-manager -d feature will it be like an actual beta 2 when it gets released and later on will it be the same as the full final version. Or must I do a complete re-installation if I want to run the final version of 10.04?
I installed Ubuntu 9.04 on my latop. I have an older 80 gig HP laptop with Windows XP. Currently, i have XP as the NTFS drive and it takes up about 72 gigs of space, the swap drive for ubuntu is about 256 MB and the ext-3 drive is 2.5 gigs. However, i have no more hard drive space to run or instal any programs on Ubuntu. So what i need to do is decrease the NTFS drive as i still have over 30 gigs of free space on my laptop and increase the ext3 drive to about 10 or 15 gigs and increase the swap drive?
I used the liveCD (32 bit version), got all the hardware info and I found out that it has a 64 bit processor, so do I have to install the 64bit version? I installed a 32 bit version on another 64 bit computer and it works fine, why? Is it normal for this to happen? If so, what are the advantages of installing the 64 bit version? Second, I would like to keep Windows too, but I could not figure out what the current partitions were:
I installed Ubuntu on to a usb hard drive now without that hard drive plugged in i cant get to my windows(it goes to grub recovery). With it plugged in it lets me pick witch OS to use. How do I get it to just boot right to windows when its not plugged in?
I have been running a dual boot system with Windows XP plus SUSE Linux 11.2 since january 2010. Now (2011-03-06) I downloaded Ubuntu 10,4 LTS, produced an installation CD, booted Windows XP and invoked the Wubi to instal Ubuntu under Windows. The good news is that it works! However, I would prefer a different setup.
Currently, when my PC boots, I can choose from the GRUB menu either SUSE Linux or Windows. When I select Windows, I see another menu where I can choose between Windows and my new Ubuntu Linux. I would like to install Ubuntu Linux such that my initial GRUB menu offers the choice between the three systems. From a few articles in the Ubuntu forums I conclude that it should be possible to do so. Is there an instruction on how to do it? I chose a headline that expresses my question in more general terms,
In my system, I had installed windows XP first and had deleted one of the partitions (made free space.I am not a techy. I dont know the exact term). In that space, I have installed PC Linux OS (Linux). Now, I want to use that free space to Install Ubuntu by removing the PC Linux OS. When I boot with the live CD of Ubuntu 9.1 to install, in one of the steps, it says the system does not have any OS. It neither recognises windows nor the other linux. Kindly help me. What should I do now. Could I manage to install Ubuntu without completely formatting the system all again.
I have a windows 7 version right now on my laptop, but someone screwed me over and put a 'non genuine' version and now its slowly starting to glitch out on me.I can reinstall windows but Im sick of it and would rather run Ubuntu. My scripts are not running correctly on this glitched out version of windows anyway.I just have some simple question regarding the switch over from windows to Ubuntu,
I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on a computer that's already running Windows Vista. I used the Wubi installer and it seemed to go through the installation fine (using the desktop, amd64 iso file). After rebooting, I get the dual boot option. However, on Ubuntu start-up, I get a display with the message stating Verifying Installation Files. It seems to go through some verification, but then it gets stuck. I see a bunch of lines with the words "ubuntu ubiquity" with hexadecimal values and regular words. The last hexadecimal values to appear are: 7f2698c50d8e, 7f2698fca815; the last regular word is "_target".
If I quit out of the verification, I am able to get onto the desktop area, but a message appears stating a parted_server crash occured. Also, my wireless connection doesn't work, but I suspect I need to install a driver.
The problem is that it has no way to connect to the net because it has no lan card.I was thinking of installing Mint or Ubuntu since he just needs it only for Word & Spreadsheet stuffs.I was thinking of cloning my own Mint on a USB pen drive and dump it on his HD.
I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) Desktop Edition Gnome.
I was a Vim user in Windows. I heard that Ubuntu comes with a compact version of Vim called vim-tiny.
I wonder if this latest version of Ubuntu comes with vim-tiny or the complete version (is there any way of checking which one is being opened with the vim command in the terminal?). If it is vim-tiny, how can I install the complete version of Vim and start it inside the terminal with the "vim" command? Because right now vim-tiny (I guess) starts by typing "vim" in the terminal.
will the vimrc of the tiny version interfere with the complete version of Vim?
I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 desktop version on my Lenovo L420 laptop. Now my friend told me that if I had installed laptop version on it then it would have recognized events related to laptop like closing down the laptop screen and all.
Q1. Is there any way by which I can upgrade it to laptop version?
How can I be sure to complete the update? Updating from 9.10 to 10.04 LTS with some 'stop' new kernel not in use, and grub setup, using 'local' the now new 10.04 LTS as it calls itself is loading and large parts working.
After I downloaded and installed the software "Aircrack" from the Synaptic Package Manager and restarted the PC, I still could not find Aircrack under Application or System. Can anyone advise me if I need to do more to complete the installation of Aircrack?
Looks like I waited too long to upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10. Now the Update Manager wants to take my system to 10.04, but then says it is 'not supported with this tool'.Do I need to do a complete re-install of the OS? Is there a reasonable way to get to 9.10 without a complete re-install?
i am having a problem installing ubuntu 10.10. i had windows vista and used ubuntu inside windows with no problem. then, i wanted to reset my vista to its factory conditions (just to clean up space and get rid of hidden or unnecessary things) using the recovery disk - and the recovery disk partially worked, removed my os and didn't 'restore' anything. so i decided to just go all the way to ubuntu anyway, which was the plan all along, just sooner now.
i have the disk and i can easily make it to the 'try ubuntu' feature. however, when i try to actually install ubuntu, i make it all the way to the 'who are you page?' but the 'forward' button isn't accessible (which is how i noticed something might be wrong). this happens whether i try to install after trying ubuntu or if i try to direcly install without trying it first. i fill in the data, the installation says it's copying files, etc... and then, when it's done, it says 'ready when you are'. that's it. i can't click on 'forward', and none of the 'information about ubuntu' features and pics scroll by while the setup is taking place. i can't do anything at this point. the system isn't really frozen but it just does nothing. (i thought i might have to restart the computer but the only options i have are 'hibernate' and 'suspend'. also, once i manually restart everything it reloads all over again. when i take the disk out and restart, i see NOTHING. the vaio logo comes on, then the screen goes black and i see the cursor prompt but nothing else at all and i can't do anything at all.
Just got my AW M11x and I am following a thread on installation issues and work around. My question is should I install the desktop version or the Netbook version? Not sure the best location to post, if incorrect please move accordingly Wanting to run gimp, open office, wine to access MS office (use for school) and possibly install photoshop for raw work gimp cant handle.
Decided to upgrade my 8.04 server to 10.04 today. Everything went smooth when I tried to install in vmware. When I tried to install it on my real machine the installation hangs at 74% Storing Language...
I've checked the disk and I tried different ways to install (different language, both keyboard and system). The first two attempts the installer just turns off and the computer reboots. This third time it just hangs. how to debug and solve this problem?
It's the x86_64 version. I'm using the standard options all the time including LVM on whole disk.
I am trying to move my installation from my wubi drive to another drive, i use LVPM, but the listed partitions in LVPM, doesnt mention which partition is which , the available space in each partition is not listed, there are 5 partition in the MOVE section in LVPM, any clues of how to find out which is which, please urgent help, performance is not perfect with the WUBI installation.
I was installing 10.04 as a dual boot with Win7, the install was interrupted and now I can't do anything with it. Booting, I get as far as '[0.541227] kernal_thread_helper' and it stops there with or without a disc. How do I complete the install or strip out something so that I can start again?
I just installed ubuntu 11.04 (64-bit) on my system. I mounted / on my SSD and /home on my HD. The installation proceeded for a while and then I suddenly got a message that the installer crashed. Nevertheless the installed linux seems to work and I can boot in Ubuntu. Not sure what exactly is wrong now that the install didn't complete. Any way for me to check what went wrong and what exactly I can do to make sure my system is ok? All appears ok but appearances can be deceiving.
I did horrible mistake and installed upgrade for firefox 3.6.15 via KPackageKit. There would be normally no problem but this version does not work with Q3 live Is there a way to select older version of software in KPackageKit, Synaptic or via dpkg?P.S. I don't want to install it from tar.gz2 file - I want normal installation.