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The Official Ubuntu Book, Eighth Edition by Benjamin Mako Hill, Philip Ballew, José Antonio Rey, Elizabeth K. Joseph, Matthew Helmke

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Chapter 2. Installing Ubuntu

Choosing Your Ubuntu Version

Getting Ubuntu

Booting and Installing

Installing from the Minimal CD

Summary

If you are reading this, it is probably safe to assume that you have decided to give Ubuntu a try. You will find that Ubuntu is flexible and powerful not only as an operating system, but also in how you evaluate and install it.

Trying Ubuntu is simple. The Ubuntu desktop CD is a special “live” CD. You can use this disk to run Ubuntu from the CD itself without Ubuntu removing or even interacting with your hard disk. This is ideal if you are already using another operating system such as Windows or Mac OS X; you can try Ubuntu by running it from the CD, and you don’t have to worry about it overwriting ...

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