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I have spent 2 days trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a CD on my HP laptop which had Vista running. I get Chinese in the Firefox home page which I can't alter. There are 2 Chinese folders on the desktop. There are 2 Chinese dropdown menus on the toolbar.

  • I can't connect to the Internet via my wireless network. I downloaded all the wireless drivers, and when trying to install I was told they were already installed, but I can't get them to run.
  • I can't run my laptop on battery, even though it is fully charged; when removing mains power the laptop instantly shuts down and cannot be restarted unless mains is attached again.
  • I can connect to the Internet wired direct to my BT router.
  • I can't even delete Ubuntu, because the the instructions are too complicated.

I have reinstalled, with the same results.
P.S. It won't shut down using shutdown. I have to pull the mains plug.

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Are you installing a Chinese version perhaps? Are you in China? Are we to assume you don't want these Chinese folders? What is your hardware? Where did you get the Ubuntu (I assume you're talking about Ubuntu right?) from? What are you using to install? Please edit your question and add some information we might use to be able to help you. –  terdon May 9 '14 at 15:54
You can reinstall it, but you can't delete it? I find that a little strange. Anyways, have you tried burning 14.04 to a CD/USB, booting from the CD/USB, and going through the installation menu and overwriting the partition that contains Ubuntu? –  saiarcot895 May 9 '14 at 16:01
Hi, I selected London as my location and UK English as my keyboard and got the system to check my keyboard as I installed. I dont want anything Chinese. I downloaded 14.04 from Ubuntu website and cut a CD which I used to install. I am using an HP laptop whch had Vista running, I want only Ubuntu if it will install. Thanks for the quick reply. –  user279811 May 9 '14 at 16:03
I downloaded all the wireless drivers and when trying to install I was told they were already installed, but I cant get them to run. –  user279811 May 9 '14 at 16:09
The Ubuntu iso file is too large to fit on a CD. Try a DVD. –  karel May 9 '14 at 16:10

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