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I am new to Ubuntu. I am trying to install on a Panasonic Toughbook CF-28. It's quite old but runs ok (slow by today's standards), but I just use it to run some navigation software on my boat.

It has a USB port but no CD drive and the BIOS will not let me boot from the USB port. I have tried copying Ubuntu 12.04 to the hard drive, but when attempting to open I get a windows message asking which program I want to open with. I have tried downloading the Windows Installer but it also won't open.

The computer is running Windows XP professional. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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There are many ways you can do this. Please visit Installation without a CD to know what suits your situation.

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I was once in the exact same situation.

I solved it by removing the hard disk. Installed it on second PC. Boot Ubuntu on the second PC. Install Ubuntu on the hard disk. Remove the hard disk from the second PC and re-install it on the first one.

Alternatively you might wan't to install it with Wubi, it's not supported with 13.04 and newer but still works with Ubuntu 12.04.

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It may have some driver conflicts. –  Archisman Panigrahi Oct 5 '13 at 9:10

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