|Edited Saturday, December 8th 2012
website is for helping
people to install the Ubuntu Gnu/Linux operating system.
You can install Ubuntu by itself, in a computer that doesn't have an operating system or you can install Ubuntu in a
'dual boot' configuration. 'Dual
boot' means the computer will have two operating systems installed in separate disks or partitions and you
can choose which one you want to boot into when your computer is starting up.
This website is not an
official Ubuntu Website
website contains information that is getting out of date. It is
here for historical purposes only, a few people still use it. I don't know anything about Windows 8, UEFI or Secure Boot. I only have old BIOS type computers and it does not look like I will be buying any new computers in the near future. Please use the links to the official Ubuntu websites given below, especially if you have an UEFI computer.
This page has been accessed
times since the move to Australia's best ISP, iinet on Friday 5th June 2009. I highly recommend iinet to Australian internet users, iinet.
This website contains examples of what I have tried
and tested and found to
work well on my own machines. I do test everything I write in this website as well as I can. Since there are a lot
of different computers
in the world, it is obvious that some details of the
operating system installation process will vary a little between one
The information on this site is not to be taken
instructions, but instead viewed as demonstrations or examples of how
things can be done. You may find it handy to see how I do things so
you can decide how you can do something similar. Just be aware that you
will need to use your own common sense and good judgment at all times
and make sure whatever you do is appropriate for you and your
In particular, owners of MacIntosh computers should seek special
instructions specific to MacIntosh machines.
People with Windows
computers with any kind of RAID, or with Bitlocker,
McAffee or Symantec or similar drive encryption should also seek
Neither the author of this website
nor the producers of any of the softwares being described on this
website will be responsible for damage to
machine, whether electronic, loss of data, downtime or otherwise, that may be caused by
following any of these examples. The information in this website is provide free of charge and you use it at your own risk.
But having said that,
malware and virus
writers are not very responsible either, so make up your own mind which
you'd rather have, GNU/Linux is practically immune from most of those
threats. If you use GNU/Linux for all your web browsing and receiving
e-mail, you can protect your other system from harmful exposure to
the internet. At the same time you can learn how to do lots of new
tricks that only GNU/Linux operating systems can do. You can avail
yourself of hundreds of free software programs and applications too,
that would be worth thousands of dollars if you had to pay for them.
Intelligent people eventually end up migrating to Ubuntu Linux as they learn
how to use it and realize how much more software with more
features and functions they can have at
their disposal. GNU/Linux is also much more robust and secure as it is
of the box'. We also have the exciting possibilities of being able to
learn how to program our own computers and not just depend on others to
do everything for us. You are encouraged to modify your software as you
please, to best suit your needs.
Off-site links - Other
Recommended Websites about Ubuntu
Ubuntu Screencasts.com - Highly Recommended!
Desktop CD Ubuntu , about how to use the 'Desktop'
Live/Install CD for installing
Ubuntu with. The 'Desktop' CD is generally faster
and also easier to use. It features a nice
graphical GParted partitioner so you can see what you are doing.
There is also a wealth of other information at aysiu's site for after
the install is finished too. Aysiu's site is aimed for helping new
Linux users, so everything is well explained.
There is a lot of great information there, experienced users are likely
to learn a few things too.
site contains general hints, tips and links on how to
and run Ubuntu Linux. It's concise and easy to understand for
Nixie Pixel's Website, Nixie Pixel.com
Nixie Pixel makes YouTubes showing some things we can use Ubuntu for.
They are directed at new users, so anyone should be able to follow
them, and even experienced users can learn new tricks.