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i have installed ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop to a folder named ubuntu in C drive. However the OS does not show up in the initial boot sequence. Do i need to change the file location/ convert it into a cd/dvd, if so How?

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You need to add some detail here. How did you install Ubuntu? I sounds like you want to run the wubi installer, but haven't actaully done so. –  fabricator4 Dec 4 '12 at 18:55
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How exactly did you install it? Did you format a usb stick or cd? Or just copy some files somewhere?

To install Ubuntu: Download the .iso here

Download Universal Usb Installer

Use Universal Usb to properly create a usb drive to boot from, then install.

Sorry if you've done all this, but your question isn't very clear.

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If I understand you correctly, you installed Ubuntu to a "folder"? This might mean one of two things:

1) You used wubi to install Ubuntu (i never tried wubi so I cant help in this) 2) you mean a partition instead of a folder? (though this is unlikely since you mentioned "in C")

If you are attempting to install Ubuntu side by side to Windows (i.e; dual boot) then you need to restart your computer & boot from the disk (or usb) & use the Ubuntu installer which guides you (note that there's a step where you need to create a partition for Ubuntu!)

Lots of resources are available online about this!

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