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how do I install Ubuntu without having to burn to a cd or usb? I need this for class and the pop up for cd keeps coming up then it tells me my cd is too small

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There is a known bug with the images for Ubuntu, in that they don't fit onto a CD. You need to burn them to a DVD, or write the image to a USB. If you don't have a USB, you'll have to burn them to a blank DVD.

Or, use the Minimal Images and put one onto a CD. It'll only take a little bit of space. However, if you need UEFI support, you will need a full disk to make it work.

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Or (with some restrictions, in particular UEFI support) you could burn the much smaller minimal CD and install the rest of the system over the network - see – steeldriver Sep 27 '13 at 1:27
@steeldriver thanks for the reminder, I thought the MinimalCDs were dead and removed, but I guess I was wrong. I added your data into the answer, if you have anything else to suggest, please do! :) – Thomas Ward Sep 27 '13 at 1:45

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