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i have a windowsXP OS, but the system down and i can't open it, so i decide to install ubuntu. i installed it in my USB how to force the computer to boot and read from flash and install the ubuntu, without opening the windowsXP system ??

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You dont need to install ubuntu to use it. You can create a LiveUSB from which you can directly boot and use the system without actually installing the OS. –  AsheeshR Jan 12 '13 at 16:47
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On my computer sign ACER, and before booting OS you should press F12. Then you will say Boot menu - choose Hardware and then FLASDISK.

But it dont have to work also on your pc.

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i installed ubontu in my USB and extract it. does the computer understand that i want to install the OS ??? –  nisreenkh Jan 12 '13 at 16:47
    
USB = Flashdisk. Computer will understand, if you have on it ISO live image of current version –  romann175 Jan 12 '13 at 16:48
    
no i don't have it in IOS version .. how to make it like that ? –  nisreenkh Jan 12 '13 at 16:51
    
for ubuntu 12.04 - maybe here: releases.ubuntu.com/precise –  romann175 Jan 12 '13 at 16:53
    
does i do it using ULTraIOS program ??? –  nisreenkh Jan 12 '13 at 16:54
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