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I just got my Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P motherboard to boot up CMOS properly and I'd like to move onto installing Ubuntu 12.10 as my main OS on a used HDD currently formatted for windows XP. I have gotten as far as making a functional USB .iso (I can boot up any of my windows computer to U 12.10 normally) and getting my motherboard to boot the post screen properly.

This is my first computer build (newb) but i'm fairly good with instructions. From this point how to i install U 12.10 permanently onto my hdd as the only OS. I should also add in that i have switched the boot order to usb-hdd as first boot device but under boot priority it only lists the hdd (windows xp) and "bootable addin cards"

thanks

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You click the Install icon on the desktop, and follow along. –  mikewhatever Feb 21 '13 at 9:55
    
it won't boot windows because the HDD is out of another computer i took apart. windows xp is non-operational for all intensive purposes. –  Andrew Pedretti Feb 22 '13 at 16:45
    
An Ubuntu Live USB should boot to a functional desktop interface with the Install icon on the desktop. It doesn't matter if the hdd is from another machine or that it has Windows or that Windows doesn't boot. –  mikewhatever Feb 22 '13 at 19:19
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