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USB.

so i will just open it right now using nero which is the default, that cool?

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ok doing that now. Once i download the USB installer then what?

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Run it and accept the license then choose from the drop down box Ubuntu 10.10 i386 then choose browse and locate the iso file on the desktop.

Locate the usb stick you want to use with the drop down box and check the box to format. Choose create and accept twice to verify you wish to format it. After a bit it'll say it's done.

Edit: Asks 3 times to verify.

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hmm so no matter what i still have to download the Ubuntu iso file first? Otherwise i have no Ubuntu to select correct? I will have to wait a while then first for it to download. That correct?

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only 20 minutes now for it to finish downloading so thats no worries

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That is correct. It doesn't come with it as it would take ages to download and run. :)

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In exactly 20 mins i will browse and locate the iso file and then click create. Thanks for your patience Buttons. as soon as i have done that i will report back !!

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ok putting the file onto my USB now. I will message as soon as i am done for further instructions :)

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Not needed. :) It'll ask you 3 times by the way. What type of internet connection do you have? Ethernet or Wireless?

Edit: leave default.

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ok so select no persistence then correct??

Oh and i am on wired ethernet

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Yes. :) Good that will be much easier. :) You'll be able to access the forums here with Firefox after you run the live cd. :)

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also, beside the box where i select which drive my USB stick is on, it has a check box asking me if i want the content on that drive erased. Do i check the box?

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Yes. Make sure it's the one you want. :) It'll ask you a few to make sure it's the right one.:)

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ok it is creating it right now on my usb. I will keep you posted :)

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I am probably getting a bit ahead of myself right now. But i will wait to delete the software which is the launcher for the backup software for the external drive until i am done formatting it first right??

What i mean is, i currently have the main external drive as drive (G:), then i have the HP Launcher drive which is drive (F:)

I assume we will get rid of that drive F later?

P.S. - once i done with the USB stick, i can eventually delete that software off it and keep using as a normal USB stick for my movies etc correct? or is there steps i need to do later on to make it back to a normal USB stick?

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also, process is complete now, file is on the USB stick. I now await your instructions :)

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Alrighty. Reboot the computer and hit F12 to access the boot menu. After the files load choose to run the live cd. :) Not install. Make sure not to hit the install. if you do just reboot the system as that launches the installer and will wipe everything.

P.S. on the last post you can just format it. :)

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