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 Ubuntu 10.10 Setup for Mac and Windows 


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      Posted: 03 Dec 2010 19:10 Profile

After having my own trouble setting up Ubuntu and seeing other people who do not either have money or know how to get parralels I decided to just post about how to setup Ubuntu 10.10. Note this is for burning on a CD and not using a USB cable. Follow the below instructions to setup Ubuntu 10.10:

1. Go to the "Launch Disk Utility" (Under Applications ,Utilities ,Disk Utility)
2. Insert your blank CD-R/DVD-R.
3. Drag and drop your .iso file to the left pane in Disk Utility. Now both the blank disc and the .iso should be listed.
4. Select the .iso file, and click on the 'Burn' button in the toolbar.
5. Ensure that the 'Verify burned data' checkbox is ticked (you may need to click on the disclosure triangle to see the checkbox). It will not properly burn if you do not check this.
6. Click 'Burn'. The data will be burned and verified. Give it some time to burn, for some I have heard it burns in a few minutes, others it may take awhile. Make sure you are running as few apps as possible.

Now once your are done burning the CD:

1. Put the Ubuntu CD into the CD/DVD-drive and restart your computer. You should see a welcome screen prompting you to choose your language and giving you the option to install Ubuntu or try it from the CD.

If you don't get this menu, read the booting From the CD guide for more information on the Ubuntu website.

2. You should see a welcome screen prompting you to choose your language and giving you the option to install Ubuntu or try it from the CD.

3. Prepare to install Ubuntu: We recommend you plug your computer into a power source for this stage. You should also make sure you have enough space on your computer to install Ubuntu. We advise you to stay connected to the Internet so you can get the latest updates while you install Ubuntu. If you're having problems connecting to the Internet, use the menu in the top-right hand corner to select a network.

4. Allocate drive space: Use the checkboxes to choose whether you'd like to Install Ubuntu alongside another operating system, delete your existing operating system and replace it with Ubuntu[/b(be careful here if you choose the wrong option you may lose your current operating system), or – if you're an advanced user – choose the amount of space you would like to allocate to Ubuntu.

5. Begin the installation: Depending on your previous selections, you can now verify that you have chosen the way in which you would like to install Ubuntu. The installation process will begin when you click the 'Install Now' button.

6.Select your location and click 'Forward' to proceed.

7. Select your preferred keyboard layout.

8.Enter your login and password.

9. Restart Mac and your ready to use Ubuntu

[b]Windows or Bootcamp on mac:

95 / 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / Server 2003 / Vista: Infra Recorder

1. Download and install Infra Recorder, a free and open-source image-burning program.
2. Insert a blank CD in the drive and select Do nothing or Cancel if an autorun dialog box pops up.
3. Open Infra Recorder and click the 'Write Image' button in the main screen.
* Alternatively you can select the 'Actions' menu, then 'Burn image'.
4. Select the Ubuntu CD image file you want to use, then click 'Open'.
5. In the dialog box, click 'OK'.

XP / Server 2003 / Vista: ISO Recorder

1. Download and install the appropriate version of ISO Recorder.
2. Insert an unformatted DVD into your burner. (Note: You can only burn DVDs with this tool from Vista.)
3. Open Windows Explorer, find your ISO file, right-click and choose 'Next'.

Windows 7

1. Right-click on an ISO image and choose 'Burn disc image'.

1. Select a disk burner (drive) and choose 'Burn'. If you check 'Verify disc after burning', it will confirm that the ISO image has been burned correctly.

Windows has a much more simpler setup than mac. You dont even have to burn a CD if you dont want to. You can reuest a CD from shipit here:
You can download it directly from the internet and run it here:

Then you follow the exact same installation procedures as the Mac ones. And you are ready to play.

If a moderator could stickie this it could save people the time I spent getting help from people on linuxIRC, and save mac users money from not buying paralels
Hope this solves any problems with the installation of Ubuntu 10.10.[/i]

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