Updated: The Ubuntu Installation Guide

Those of you who read this blog regulary know that I’m really keen on promoting and using the open source operating system, Ubuntu. It’s the most popular Linux flavour for those people considering moving away from Windows, it’s powerful, reliable and, you can make it look really pretty just like this: I’ve just updated my Ubuntu installation guide for users wishing to install the latest Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope release (9.04) using Wubi (the installer from inside Windows) or, the full installation on a new partition from either a USB stick…

How to install Crunchbang on a USB drive (portable Linux)

I discovered Crunchbang on Lifehacker earlier today and couldn’t resist a quick tour by installing it to a USB drive. Crunchbang is a fast and light flavour of Ubuntu, and, if you’re an advanced Windows user curious about Linux, it’s an ideal entry point to explore the world of super fast Linux distros. See how dark and cool looking it is! Want to try Crunchbang? Here’s how to install it on a USB drive from Windows Vista: 1) Format your USB stick with a FAT32 partition from Windows. You can…

Update: Ubuntu Installation Guide and Nvidia problems

I’ve added a new section to my “how to install Ubuntu” guide, covering off a slightly different approach to the Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex installation process. Basically, it’s much easier to set up a dual boot installation by running the installation CD from Windows. I’ve added to the instructions with screenshots so I hope the guide is still useful and upto date for the new Intrepid release. I’ve got to say, I’ve been excited about the new release for a while. Though there have been some early disapointments. Users are reporting…

How to install Ubuntu using Wubi from Windows Vista

Before you do anything I would strongly recommend you back up your Windows installation just incase. Nothing went wrong when I first installed Ubuntu, but better to be safe than sorry! Here’s how to do it 1) Go to http://wubi-installer.org/ – the home of Wubi, the Ubuntu installer. Run Wubi! If you’ve got the space on your hard drive, go for 30gb or more for the installation size. 2) Now configure your installation using the simple settings options. You can specify the location of the Ubuntu installation on your Windows…