Ok I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto a new hard drive. to laptop is only 3 years old but for some reason it will not recognize a usb or dvd and I cant find a cd that will hold the 708 mb file. any ideas how i can get this to work
if you cant repair the problem with usb or dvd, try a minimal disk(less than 100MB if I'm correct). write it on a cd and install all packages(such as ubuntu-desktop) by apt-get install .... however this way you should have a high speed Internet access on you desired laptop.