If you have any questions or problems during the installation, just post a comment.
If you have a USB wi-fi adapter, it will work in version 8.10 and above.
Also, this is my first Instructable!
Note: This was originally done using this guide. I just put it into Instructables. It's pretty much the same, but I've done it on a real computer, and APC did it in VMware.
This instructable was newly updated, in the old version I used Ubuntu version 8.04, and now I'm using 9.04!
Step 1: Materials
- Computer with Windows XP installed.
- About 5 GB of free hard drive space, a lot more is recommended
- Any Ubuntu desktop install CD; get the new version (9.04) here. This guide will work with any version from 8.04 to 9.04.
- CD burner
- Blank CD-R
- ISO Recorder; get it here
- About 45 minutes of time
- Editing your computer's partition table
- Using the command line
- Not using a GUI
The reason you have to use a special ISO-burning program is because the ISO file that the Ubuntu installer is in can't just be burned to a CD like music. ISO's are like ZIP files in that they are expanded when they are burned to a CD. If you just drag the ISO file to a CD in Windows, it will write just that one file to a disc. If you write it in the ISO burner, you can see that there are a lot more files on the disc.