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Install Help

  1. Oct 17, 2005 #1
    I tried installing Ubuntu on my computer. Turns out that the CD-ROM is not compatible with it (it's phillips). Can I install it from an external CD drive (my computer does not boot from external CD Drives)? If so, how?
    I don't have a floppy drive so I can't use boot floppies.

    I also contemplated installing straight from the harddrive as documented https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Installation/FromWindows" [Broken].

    However this isn't working either as on boot, it just shows me the
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    Does anyone have any ideas?
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  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 17, 2005 #2


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    Try entering these commands at the grub> command line and see if it helps

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     root (hd0,1)
     setup (hd0)
    Then you can reboot with ctrl-alt-del
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