help with loading ubuntu

elmo elmo at
Sun May 25 23:04:41 UTC 2008

Steve Vesper wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a computer running vista that I cannot get to the desk top. 
> This computer kept blue screening and I seem to be past that but now I 
> cannot get past the pass word to get to the desk top.
> I would like to load ubunta over Vista but I am not sure if I can. I 
> am downloading it on another computer now and will burn a CD.
> Can any one help me with what I should do next to get past the pass 
> word to load Ubuntu?
> Can I load ubuntu if I boot direct to the CD copy of ubuntu?
> Will it overwrite Vista?
> Any help will be greatly appreciated,
> Steve
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 Assuming you mean installing, not loading.

Normally,  any MS Windows  MUST be already installed and workable BEFORE 
you install
any Linux system, including UBUNTU.  It doesn't work the other way.

While UBUNTU is being installed it detects the presence of a Windows 
system and will
include it (VISTA) in the bootup menu that UBUNTU will create.

So, if you already have Vista workable on your computer, just go ahead 
and install

A word of caution----if you downloaded UBUNTU yourself, the download 
itself is not usable in its ISO form.  You have to use a CD burner to 
create an IMAGE CD from the ISO that you downloaded.   Just about any 
burner includes this process. You can use the one in your Vista.   The 
IMAGE CD will be your installation disc.  You can even use it to test 
your UBUNTU without actually installing it.

Good luck,    elmo

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