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How to install Ubuntu without CD or USB boot

Hi everyone, I am a complete newbie to Linux but want to take the plunge to free myself from Windows and XP. I have a couple of very old laptops - Toshiba Tecra and Dell Inspiron which I would like to install Ubuntu on.My first problem is neither will boot from CD or USB (infact the Toshiba doesnt have a USB port). I dont want to run these a Live CDs - but rather a full install of Linux.So, how do I get Ubuntu/Linux onto these machines??My second problem is that when I am up and running with Linux, how do I delete Windows from these machines? As I said they are old so I dont imagine having 2 different OSs will help them perform very well.All help will be appreciated.

problem with updating firefox in ubuntu 5.10

i have installed ububtu 5.10 and finding some difficulty with updating monzilla firefox....

Installing Ubuntu/Kubuntu Dapper Drake on a Single/Multi-Boot RAID System

This guide describes how to install Ubuntu (Ubuntu+GNOME) or Kubuntu (Ubuntu+KDE) 6.06.1 LTS (Dapper Drake) on a single or a multi-boot RAID system. It is meant as a variation of Ubuntu Wiki FakeRAID HowTo document, but digested and with minimum commentary. Its goal is to allow new Ubuntu users to complete an entire installation within 30 minutes, almost entirely by copy and paste. http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_dapper_raid_system

Help with the ln command

Greetings ALL.
We need to temporarily redirect Pythons pointer from version 2.4 to version 2.3 and we seem to be doing something wrong. We have read and reread and reread everything we could get on ln and still cant figure it.
This is Edgy6.10, Edu-->Kubuntu.

Python 2.3 is in /usr/local/bin

when given $ ls -l /usr/local/bin/python*
-rwxr-xr-x 2 root root 3002090 2007-02-04 09:56 /usr/local/bin/python
-rwxr-xr-x 2 root root 3002090 2007-02-04 09:56 /usr/local/bin/python2.3

When given
# ls -l /usr/bin/python*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 2007-02-04 13:35 /usr/bin/python -> /usr/local/bin/python2.3
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1019680 2006-10-11 14:52 /usr/bin/python2.4
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1145032 2006-10-06 08:23 /usr/bin/python2.5
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1276 2006-10-06 08:23 /usr/bin/python2.5-config
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2006-12-02 10:42 /usr/bin/python.orig -> python2.4

when given
# dpkg -i cpia-control_0.5.1-2_i386.deb
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of cpia-control:

installation problems

tried to install ubuntu. somehow the installation doesnt seem to get past 20 % of the copying of additional packages. and after skipping that nothing works. what do i do? cant seem to be able to boot with

Speed Up Firefox web browser

Mozilla Firefox is a graphical web browser developed by the Mozilla Corporation. Started as a fork of the browser component (Navigator) of the Mozilla Application Suite, Firefox has replaced the Mozilla Suite as the flagship product of the Mozilla project, stewarded by the Mozilla Foundation and a large community of external contributors.

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XAMPP - All in one web server Installation and Configuration in Debian

XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use - just download, extract and start.

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I really like ubuntu; been using it for about a year.  Since I have access to three systems and a laptop at home, printing has not been a major concern - (XP, sorry).  Anyway, I attempted to add my two major printers to a small ubuntu box with the idea of eventually converting most of my work to U.  I have close to 1,000 good photos from Italy and a few stateside locations.  It was a good idea until I attempted to install a Canon Pixma IP6000D and Canon I9900.  The printer list does not even mention these printers.  Went out on the web and got more bad news from TURBO PRINT, a CANON driver site I don't recall, and one referencing GUTENBERG.  I think.  Drivers almost work - results do not resemble photoshop - XP prints at all. I spent 8 years as an email administrator (RedHat 9 and Fedora ) and about 15 before that as a training administrator dealing with WIN95/98/2000 and - Uggghh - MSDOS.  Don't really care if I ever see another command line again - unlesss I am troubleshooting my own stuff. 

Redirecting Python's pointer

Greetings All, We need to tell Kubuntu to make an earlier version of Python the default version dpkg sees. Can someone please tell us how to change it temporarily? We searched and read and searched but cant find it. Thanks for your time.

Changing start screen

Hy,Starting boot screen, when pc turns on, shows a baltix distributor (ubuntu for baltic countries) logo. I wanna to change it, but havo no ideas, how to do it. Can you help?Thanks a lot.


    Does anyone know where to find info for creating backgrounds and themes for ubuntu?

Replacing A Failed Hard Drive In A Software RAID1 Array

This guide shows how to remove a failed hard drive from a Linux RAID1 array (software RAID), and how to add a new hard disk to the RAID1 array without losing data. http://www.howtoforge.com/replacing_hard_disks_in_a_raid1_array

Login as root???

Hi to all, i have installed Ubuntu 6.10. It is my first time with linux. I want to login as root from the login screen that shows in the start. Is this possible? I know the password, but when I insert U/N: root and P/W the one that I inserted, it says tha there is no such user... How can I login from there as root? Thank a lot!

Back Up Linux And Windows Systems With BackupPC

This tutorial shows how you can back up Linux and Windows systems with BackupPC. BackupPC acts as a server and is installed on a Linux system, and from there it can connect to all Linux and Windows systems in your local network to back them up and restore them without interfering with the user's work on that system. On the clients minimal to no configuration is needed. BackupPC supports full and incremental backups, and it comes with a neat web frontend for the administrator and normal user so that backups and recoveries can be managed through a web browser. It should be noted, however, that BackupPC does file-based backups, not bit-wise backups like Ghost4Linux, for example, so it is not made for disk/partition imaging. http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_backuppc

GRUB error

On bootup I get the following message: "GRUB Loading stage1.5.  GRUB Loading, please wait...  Error 21"  (So, what now?)