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  1. #1 Ubuntu 10.10 (Netbook Edition) PROBLEM 
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    Hi guys, I have recently downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition!!

    My netbook was running Windows XP Home so something had to be done!!

    My issue is I downloaded the Ubuntu OS onto an external HDD and as a result I always have to have the external HDD plugged into my netbook when starting it otherwise it can't find the OS (you get what I mean anyway.. haha)

    My question is: is there a way to move the Ubuntu OS onto my netbook's HDD and then tell the computer to look there on the C: for example instead of looking in the External HDD. (D

    I will be using it to take notes in lectures and all stuff like that and really try to be fluent in using both windows and linux as my degree depends on it.

    Any help will be valuable, cheers guys
    CG30!!


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    It seems me, you've installed Ubuntu on your external drive. There is no easy way to just move it. (Of course you may clone partition with dd and dig into configuration files, but this option probably isn't for you.)

    Reinstall Ubuntu properly. I'm not familiar with Ubuntu. (I'm a fan of Fedora.) But you should probably follow these steps:
    1) Download proper image for step (2) from Ubuntu web-site.
    2) If your netbook has no CD drive burn appropriate image on a flash drive, Ubuntu site should provide you with all the necessary info. Burn a CD otherwise.
    3) Install Ubuntu on HDD or SDD of your netbook. But disconnect any unnecessary drives from your laptop before!
    4) Install all the necessary soft from repos.

    5) If you want to preserve your settings just copy 'em form home directory of your external drive to your fresh Ubuntu system.

    (I've concluded from your post that you'd got rid of WinXP. Am I right?)

    It seems me there was an option to install Ubuntu side by side with Windows, even without any repartitioning. Consider it first!


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    Fortunately I did keep WinXP as I was new to linux so all hope is not lost, so you're saying I should re-install Ubuntu aka download it again to the HDD of my netbook, that's cool I'll give it a go now

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    That would be the way to go. There are some ways to do it without the re-install, but it wouldn't be nearly as simple or fast. Also, now that you've had a chance to play with it, you might find you want to tweak the install a bit with regard to partitions or location of your home folder, etc.

    I've played around with several of the various Linux distros and I keep coming back to Ubuntu. The simplicity of the distro, the number of people using it, the package management, etc. all add up to a great OS.
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    I should re-install Ubuntu aka download it again to the HDD of my netbook
    aka?

    "Downloading" isn't "installing"! Do you understand what are you doing?! (That was said without any intention to offend or hurt you, but just to help you in saving your time!) Now it seems me, you are launching Ubuntu from a live media image!

    Before installing anything ask yourself, what is your desired partitioning scheme?
    Read this (that's about Fedora, but still may help): http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...llation_Guide/

    Also check Wubi!
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
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    Hey guys, easily enough I downloaded it with no external HDD plugged in and it installed right onto the system.

    Logic fail on my part xD
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