About the Ubuntu OS?

Amd / AMD
July 11, 2010 at 20:35:07
Specs: WINXP PRO, AMD ATHLON XP1800 & 1 GIG OF DDR RAM
Hi dear folks,
I would like to install the Ubuntu OS; I have a question about this OS; after install the Ubuntu, is there any kind of virus & hacking possibility?
Sincerely,
Mhagian

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#1
July 11, 2010 at 23:34:36
All operating systems have a degree where their security can be compromised. Linux is one of the more secure ones around, but anti-virus and firewall software exist for almost all major distros as well. I suggest you also read this:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....

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#2
July 13, 2010 at 00:45:01
Hi dear Expert,
I have another question about Ubuntu? I downloaded the Ubuntu OS for the desktop from the website, after that I burned it in CD, But the Cd is
Booting up to install the OS. Why the cd is not booting up?
Sincerely,
Mhagin

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#3
July 13, 2010 at 03:32:53
"But the Cd is
Booting up to install the OS. Why the cd is not booting up?"

I'm having trouble following your question...

Please elaborate...

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#4
July 13, 2010 at 07:41:00
"Why the cd is not booting up?"

I'm a little confused by how you asked the question as well, but my guess is that you either didn't burn the disc properly or your boot order settings in the BIOS are incorrect.

What you donwloaded is probably an ISO file. You cannot just copy it directly to a CD. The ISO file has to be converted & burned using a program such as ImgBurn:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_i...

If you burned it correctly but still have the same problem, enter the BIOS & check the boot order. Make sure the CD drive is listed before the hard drive. If it's not, change the order, save your settings & exit.

BTW, I recommend Linux Mint over Ubuntu. It's actually based on Ubuntu, but it's more user friendly.

http://linuxmint.com/



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#5
July 13, 2010 at 07:42:55
Have a look at this thread:

http://www.computing.net/answers/li...


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#6
July 13, 2010 at 14:25:42
Dear Jam & TRA,
Thanks you specially.... I will research and follow your instruction, and Lastly, sorry for stated anything wrong.

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#7
July 13, 2010 at 14:52:53
Dear Jam,
I have one more question to you; How do I convert ISO file?
sincerely,
mhagian

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#8
July 13, 2010 at 15:36:50
"How do I convert ISO file?"

Just use the program (ImgBurn) that I recommended is response # 4. It will do it automatically. In fact, after you've install it, all you need to do is right click on the ISO file & select "Burn using ImgBurn".


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#9
July 14, 2010 at 22:15:53
"But the Cd is Booting up to install the OS. Why the cd is not
booting up?"

I think he is taking about LIVE CD, but downloaded the installer
ISO not LIVE CD ISO.

Download Ubuntu Live CD.


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#10
July 15, 2010 at 07:47:32
"I think he is taking about LIVE CD, but downloaded the installer ISO not LIVE CD ISO"

I believe they're the same thing.


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July 18, 2010 at 16:19:27

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#12
July 18, 2010 at 19:40:08
Dear expert,
I like to install Ubuntu in a USB hd, and it contains two different system file(Half of the FILE SYSTEM is FAT32 & the rest of thedrive is NTFS). Right now the question is that
Do I have to erase the HD before installing Ubuntu OS?
mohagian

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#13
July 19, 2010 at 20:07:48
Don't run it off a USB drive, the performance will suffer due to the slow interface. The easiest way is to install Ubuntu is to just insert the disc while already booted into XP, then install it as a program just as you would install a game, antivirus, or any other program. The Ubuntu menu will pop up & all you'll have to do is click "Install Inside Windows". Here's what the menu looks like:

http://images.tothetech.com/2009/01...

Once you've clicked on "install inside Windows", you can put it wherever you want - even on an external drive (though I don't recommend it) - the dual boot menu will be created automatically. Doing it this way is not quite as fast as a FULL install of Ubuntu on it's own partitions, but it's much better than running it off the Live CD. Notice that I said "partitions" with an "S". Ubuntu should be installed using at least 2 partitions - a root partition & a swap partition - but many opt for a home partition as well. If you insist on doing a full install, read up on partitioning.

http://www.easy-ubuntu-linux.com/ub...


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#14
July 20, 2010 at 14:44:38
You sometimes have to use what you have. A usb drive isn't that bad on most newer systems. I use flash drives all the time and it is quite usable.

There is three ways to run linux on a drive. One is to use a linux native partition. When you delete either or all of the original partitions you will loose all the date on the partitions that you have deleted.

The second way is to use what jam describes. I think he and many others use it and are happy with the way it work.It is a wubi install. Either you can install to the usb or the hosts computer. Wubi uses the Microsoft file format to make a linux filesystem that is really just one big file.


Third is the way I use. Consider installing a virtual machine application such as VMware's VMplayer or Oracle's Virtualbox, or Microsoft Virtual PC. All are free. All of them easily allow you to run both Microsoft's OS and any number of linux OS's at the same time. Even though your AMD is at the minimum it would still be an easy to try linux. You can save your virtual machines on almost any place such as your usb drive.

Only note is NTFS will allow larger files so any choice that may be used consider the ntfs partition for wubi or virtual filesystems.

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#15
July 21, 2010 at 14:37:56
Dear Expert,
I already installed Ubuntu OS, but
How about the driver for sound card, video card, modem and other hardware, and also windows utility as well?
Thanks.

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#16
July 22, 2010 at 12:48:46
Repost that on new post please. Start with command lspci for clues to your hardware. Most of your hardware should have worked. Also see ubuntu help pages. They have how to's on every part you have asked about.

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