If you want to install Ubuntu into your hard disk, you may use the following methods:
Install using a live CD (recommended)Edit
The live CD installer works by cloning the working Ubuntu system into the hard disk.
- Insert the live CD into the computer's CD drive, then restart the computer from CD.
- Select Install.
- After the installer appears on the screen, follow the instructions.
Install using an alternate CDEdit
The alternate CD uses the Debian text-based installer, and install the packages one-by-one. It offers features like RAID/LVM, and install a system without GUI. The final system is near-identical to the system installed from the live CD.
- Insert the alternate CD into the computer's CD drive, then restart the computer from CD.
- Select Install Ubuntu.
- After the text-based installer appears on the screen, follow the instructions.
Install using WubiEdit
This type of installation works by creating a disk image in an existing Windows partition, loop-mount it and install to it. It doesn't involve any partitioning.
- Go to the web, download the Wubi installer and run it.
- Follow the instructions. (Wubi will download the Ubuntu CD image for you automatically.)
- After rebooting the system, select Ubuntu in the boot menu and let it finish the installation.