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So im looking to re-install my Ubuntu (11.10) hopefully via a hard-drive as I lazily updated via the update manager and my laptop isnt the same. The main problems are CD drive doesnt work even when choosing to boot from BIOS (think the laser may have gone) and none of the programs work like Startup Disc Creator, Update Manager etc. When i click on them nothing comes up sometimes i get asked to put in my password and then nothing.

So really my option to reinstall seems to be via a hard-drive or some other method i dont know about. Any help is much appreciated.

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The Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot image can be written to a USB flash drive.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

Goto http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download then under "Burn your CD or create a bootable USB stick" chose "USB Stick" and click on "Show me how".

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I just tried that method but it didnt work just came up with no bootable image on drive or something along those lines. Would it matter if i used a Windows laptop to set up the Hard-drive to booting? –  Mackay508 Oct 25 '11 at 17:58
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