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I need to upgrade my existing Ubuntu system, and I also want to install Ubuntu on a new laptop. I would like to have an installation CD or DVD to do both of these. Where exactly I can order or request an Ubuntu installation CD/DVD?

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Please consider accepting an answer, if anyone actually helps you. thanks –  Anwar Shah Jul 19 '12 at 18:05

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To buy, http://shop.canonical.com/index.php?cPath=17

To download, http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Or, for more specific downloads: http://releases.ubuntu.com/ where you can find other recognized flavors, and torrents.

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DVDs for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server are currently available for pre-order at the Canonical Store linked to in the answer. –  karel Apr 25 at 16:00

You can Buy Ubuntu Desktop DVD from OSDisc.com website.

You can also obtain the Full Ubuntu Software Repository (11 DVDs) from there site or You can directly go to the page by clicking here.

Please Remember that, You must pay for their products. If you do not need all of the software from the repository, It probably be costly for you.

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Full repository, Nice! that would be great for no Internet. –  Mateo_ May 13 '12 at 17:46

It's no longer possible to request a CD with the "Ship-it" service. You now have to download it, or order it from a third party company or via the Canonical Store.

http://shop.canonical.com/

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You should try downloading an ISO image from http://www.ubuntu.com/download. This page describes how to burn the downloaded ISO to a disk after you obtained it.

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Buying a blank 4GB USB flash drive is cheaper than buying an Ubuntu DVD. It only costs about $5.00 USD. A USB flash drive is reusable, and you can download whatever version of Ubuntu you want, and then use the flash drive as an Ubuntu installation disk.


In order to make an Ubuntu live USB for installing Ubuntu, use UNetbootin (Windows/Mac/Linux/Ubuntu Software Center). The flash drive you use should be 1GB or larger (2GB or larger for Ubuntu 14.04 and onward), plus whatever additional space on the USB drive you want to use for persistent file storage, and formatted to FAT32. UNetbootin will automatically format the USB flash drive to FAT32 if it is not already formatted to FAT32. In either case the formatting procedure will delete all of the files that are already on the flash drive.

It is very important to verify that the device that you are installing the Ubuntu live USB to is indeed your flash drive, so that you don't overwrite any of your system or personal files which may make your operating system unbootable. In Ubuntu you can find the device name of the flash drive using Disk Utility (or Disks if you are using Ubuntu 13.04, 13.10 or 14.04 and onward). In the picture below the name of the flash drive is /dev/sdc1 where /dev/sdc is the device name of the flash drive and the 1 after sdc means UNetbootin will install the Ubuntu live USB on the first partition on that device.

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The Ubuntu live USB flash drive that you make this way will be bootable from PC computers. In order to enable your computer to boot from the USB flash drive, you must enter your BIOS menu by pressing one of these keys, usually: Delete, F2 or F10 as soon as the motherboard splash screen appears when the computer is booting. In the BIOS menu, you need to change the boot order so that the USB flash drive, which is usually called USB-HDD in newer computers, is the first entry in the boot sequence, and then save your new BIOS settings and exit the BIOS setup.

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You do not need to buy a disc.

Just download the ISO and burn it to a DVD.

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