RE: UBUNTU 7.10 - What do I order.... how do I get it?
Feb 29 2008 2:00pm PST.
RE: UBUNTU 7.10
To be installed as the primary Op Sys on a computer (64 bit AMD cpu with DDR2 memory).
I am "confused" as to exactly what I should order from you to do this. (have not used any version of LINUX before this ... perhaps if I had, this would be less confusing... lots of WIN9x et al experience though.
So, what do I order.... how do I get it (only download or can get CD/DVD?).
Thanks for help
It's really much easier than you think.
Any of the Ubuntu discs will work for install. With the exception of the Alt Install and Studio eidtions, they'll also work "live" meaning you can try them directly from the CD/DVD drive of your computer before you install to see if you like them or not.
Start - Put the disc in the CD/DVD drive of your computer and restart
Give the disc a little time to load. Optical Drives are much slower than Hard drives and the data is going into RAM memory.
The Ubuntu Family of Operating systems will bring you to a prompt asking you if you'd like to run live, or go right for the install.
When you decide to install, you will have the opportunity to partition your hard drive. If you'd like more info about what it means and the basics of partitioning, we have an article that will be very helpful to you. http://on-disk.com/cms/index.php?wiki=Partedmagic_dual_boot
While the article is written for Parted Magic (a live Linux OS + Gparted for a task specific disc), the functions of Gparted and partitioning in general are the same. Just layout and steps might be a bit different should you come across another program. In fact most Linux OS install processes will have a partitioning tool for you to use while installing.
So when you get past the partitioning stage, in a short while later you'll have your Functioning OS!
One tip, anything that worked while the disc was live will work once installed. So if you find you're having trouble while live, try to find an answer that you can work with before installing. Simply because every once in a while there will be a quirky piece of hardware or other issue that will throw a wrench in the works.
And remember, there are lots and lots of Live and Installable Operating systems out there, so feel free to test drive a few until you're happy.
So what to order - http://on-disk.com/product_info.php/cPath/28_135_178/products_id/359 should get you everything you need. And yes you can find Ubuntu as a free download if you'd like to go that route.