1. RyuShinobi500

    OP RyuShinobi500 C0D3 N1Nj4
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    I am trying to change operating sytems from windows 7 to ubunto and I was wondering if you could install ubunto with a SD card thanks
     
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    Uiaad GBAtemp's resident guinea pig
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    Do you have any experience with linux at all ?
     
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    It’s usually preformed either by a Live DVD or Live USB for minimal chance of a failed installation introduced by unknown outside veritables.

    So technically while it is possible, it’s definitely not advisable
     
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  4. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru
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    Not necessary. There are good Linux lists for beginners nor new users. Very easy to use. Yeah. Here is the list:

    9 Best Linux Distributions For Beginners or New Users
    • Linux Mint.
    • Ubuntu.
    • Zorin OS.
    • Deepin Linux.
    • Manjaro Linux.
    • Linux Lite.
    Yes, you can:

    https://ubuntu.com/download/iot/installation-media
     
  5. FAST6191

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    I assume that is supposed to be ubuntu.

    You do seem to get yourself into some odd situations but it is not like I was never broke and curious.

    Anyway easiest way would be if your computer boots from SD card then format it/set it up as per a USB install (dozens of tools here but for the sake of linking one then https://unetbootin.github.io/ ) and boot from that. Might also work to put the SD card in a USB reader and boot from that as at that point the USB reader makes it a USB drive. Personally I still burn DVDs but most of my machines still have such things and I can always stick a DVD on a hard drive caddy so there is that.

    There are ways to do so called jump loaders/chain loaders if your computer will not boot from some kind of onboard reader (USB was around for many years before it became common to boot from it) but I will skip that one as computers could still be expected to have floppy drives back when that was relevant.
     
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    I have a disk but it is only 700 MB in size

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    Okay thanks
     
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    If your computer supports booting from SD, then you should just be able to flash Ubuntu onto an SD card. Personally, I suggest booting off USB if you can. Regardless, I always suggest using etcher
    https://www.balena.io/etcher/
     
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    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru
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    Interesting.. I offered it too and you didn't say thanks as well? Very interesting. :blink:
     
  9. RyuShinobi500

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    Okay great this is very helpful thanks
     
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    You are welcome, I think.
     
  11. RyuShinobi500

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    Sorry to bother you but I have one more question I have followed all of the steps and I am wondering how to install linux I am unclear as to how to install all I know is you need to reboot the PC and nothing else thank you for any help you can provide
     
  12. tech3475

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    I would suggest using a virtual machine like virtual box first as a relatively safe way to experiment with Linux.
     
  13. RyuShinobi500

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    Okay thanks
     
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