dos command to install ubuntu from cd
p3nndrag0n at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 00:05:47 UTC 2009
On Sunday 25 January 2009 07:26:11 Paul Sladen wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Jan 2009, Ed Mackley wrote:
> > I have xp on a lap. I downloaded Ubuntu and burnt a bootable cd. I get as
> > far as the dos commands.
> If you've managed to boot Ubuntu from the CD, it's probably not DOS:
> What message (exactly) does it say (before you type anything).
> If you've downloaded and burnt the Desktop CD you should have a graphical
> desktop with menus at the top (Applications Places System).
> Why do one side of a triangle when you can do all three. Somewhere, GB.
That D: got him to the D drive suggests he is indeed in DOS, aka a windows DOS
prompt as he was trying to install Ubuntu and hadn't yet booted from the cd
itself. I'm guessing this is his first time trying something like this. So,
Ed, if you're reading head over to
and have a read through. It should guide you through all you need to know. My
guess is you just want a standard installation. Also as mentioned, you do
need to be able to boot from the cd to install it. So if you can't boot then
check either your BIOS settings or that you didn't just simply copy the iso
file to cd as that wont boot either. You need to burn it off properly
Hope it helps
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