I spent the night trying to get rid of my Windows XP operating system and around midnight I discovered a way to get rid of it. The problem is while I did get rid of the operating system, I hadn't yet found a way to get Ubuntu to do a proper download and install. So my dilemma is that I now have a laptop that when turned on says Operating System not found. Any ideas?

PS I did try Pendrive Linux to download it and attempted to install it with the CD. The night before I did try and do it directly from the website but it kept getting interrupted.

  • Possible duplicate? askubuntu.com/questions/6328/how-do-i-install-ubuntu – fossfreedom Aug 22 '12 at 20:40
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    Please provide details as to the problems you are having. Without specific error messages, it is difficult to know why you are having a problem. – Don Simon Aug 22 '12 at 20:43
  • @fossfreedom These are very similar question. OP's question is a bit more specific to when there are no other OS present. – user68186 Aug 22 '12 at 21:08

You will need another computer with an operating system and internet connection to download the Ubuntu ISO image from http://www.ubuntu.com.

Press the Start Download button to begin downloading from here. Choose 32bit version if your computer has less than 4GB of memory (RAM).

Once the ISO is downloaded, burn the ISO file into a CD or create a bootable USB drive.

Now take this CD or USB drive back to your computer and boot from the CD or USB.

Choose Try Ubuntu and make sure the display, sound, and internet works.

click on Install Ubuntu icon to start the installation when you are satisfied.

The more general question of how to install Ubuntu is answered in greater detail here: How do I install Ubuntu?

Hope this helps

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