Saturday, May 15, 2010

Installing Windows XP and Ubuntu 9.10

Installing Windows XP

1. Previously you needed a master Windows XP CD first and then input in the CDROM / DVDROM you. Then restart your computer.In Some Case (Like My Axioo MNC 215P) we must enter BIOS by pressing F2 Key and set the preferd OS to Windows XP, or Your installation may not run. In another mainboard, you must press del key to enter BIOS.

2. Change the boot sequnce to boot from CDROM firt, then press F10 to save your configuration.

3. Wait until the computer restarts and boot from CDROM for installing Windows XP.

4. Choose option to install windows and continue on Lisencing Agreement, choose Agree.

5. In the image positions unfilled by the system partition windows. Press C to create a new partition on the hard disk and Enter to install.

6. Then input how much capacity you want to create partitions in units of megabytes (MB) and press Enter to create a partition.

7. Then press Enter to do the install.

8. And choose the NTFS file system (Quick) or FAT file system (Quick) and press Enter, I recomeng to use NTFS for better performance.

9. Continue the process of installation. You must provide the information such as Name, organization, CD Key Number etc.

10. Furthermore just clicking Ok, and Windows will continue finishing installation for several minutes. Just follow the step untuill computer reboot and the installation has finished.

Installing Ubuntu 9.10

1. First, you need the appropriate CD installation of Ubuntu 9.10. Match it with your computer architecture (i386 or amd64, 32 or 64 bit).

2. Insert the CD to CD / DVD ROM then restart your computer.

3. Choose the language you want and then select the 2nd option for "Install Ubuntu" and press the "enter"

4. Wait until the CD is loaded in the RAM . You'll see a wallpaper for some time. When the installer appears, you will be able to choose the language you want for the entire installation process. Click the "Forward" to continue.

5. Where are you? The second screen will display a map of the Earth. Time of your computer system will use the option you specify the location. You can also select the location using the drop down list located at bottom of screen. Click the "Forward" after you select the desired location ...

6. Test your keyboard. On the third screen, you can choose the keyboard layout you want. However, usually the default layout is often used. Click the "Forward", if the keyboard configuration has been completed you specify.

7. Hard Disk Partitions
You have four choices:

1. If your computer already exists another os (eg Windows XP) and you want a dual boot system, select the first option: "Install Them side by side, Each choosing Between Them at startup."
Because you has installed Windows XP then you can select this option.

2. If you want to delete the existing operating system or hard drive is empty and you want the installer automatically partition the hard drive, select a second option, "Use the entire disk."

3. The third option is "Use The Largest continuous free space" and will install Ubuntu at 9:10 was partitioned space on your hard drive has not been selected.

4. The fourth option is "Specify partitions manually" and this option is highly recommended for advanced level users, this choice to create a special partition or formatting the hard drive with another file system. This can also be used to create a partition for / home that is extremely useful for the whole system re-installation.

Here's how it is used when you perform the manual partition with / home:

- Select "Specifiy partitions manually (advanced)" and click the "Forward".

- Make sure your hard drive chosen is correct. / Dev / sda is the first physical hard drive. / Dev / sdb is the second hard drive on your computer. So, make sure your hard drive where you want to format! If not, you will lose all data on your hard drive!

- Suppose the selected hard drive is empty (no operating system or important data on your hard drive is selected), but there are few partitions. Select each partition and click "Delete" button. After some time, will appear the word "free space". Do the same with the other partitions on your hard drive that is selected until all erased and appears the word "free space".

- Select the word "free space", then click "Add" button. In the new window, type 2000 in the "New partition size in megabytes" and select the option "swap area" from the drop down list "Use as:". Click the OK button and within moments you'll see the lines of "swap" with a specific size.

- Select the word "free space", click "Add" button. In the new window, select the option "Primary", type a value between 10,000 and 50 000 in the column "New partition size in megabytes", and select / as the "Mount point". Click the OK button and within moments you will notice the line "ext4 /" with a specific size.

- Select the word "free space", click "Add" button. Munbul In the new window, select the option "Primary", type a value between 30,000 and 50,000 (or the remaining space on your hard drive) in the column "New partition size in megabytes" and choose / home as the "Mount point". Click the OK button and within moments you will notice the line "ext4 / home" with a specific size.

8. Now it will display partition as you choose. If true, please click the button "Forward" to continue installation. Warning: All data on your hard drive that is selected will be deleted and can not be refunded.

9. Who are you? On this screen, you must enter the correct data according to the question. Fill out the fields with your real name, the name you want to log on the Ubuntu OS (which is also called the "username" is required to login to the system), password and computer name (it is written automatically, but you can change).
In this stage, there is an option called "Log in automatically". If you check this option box, then you will automatically log on the Ubuntu Desktop. Click the "Forward" to continue ...

10. Are you really ready to use Ubuntu? This is the final step of installation. At this stage, you can choose to install the boot loader on another partition or hard drive, but this is highly recommended for those who have an advanced course.

11. Click the "Install" to begin the installation process. Operating System Ubuntu 9:10 (Karmic Koala) will soon be installed.

12. After approximately 10 to 18 minutes (depending on the specifications of your computer), a pop-up window will appear, reminding you that the installation is complete, you need to restart your computer to view the operating system running Ubuntu. Click the "Restart now". CDs will be excluded from the CD ROM, and press "Enter" to reboot. The computer will reset, in a few moments you will see the Ubuntu boot splash, and Xsplash.

13. On the login screen, click on your username and password enter. Log in or click the enter button ...

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