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Get Ubuntu off my computer!

Discussion in 'Alternative Operating System Help' started by violetlass, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. violetlass

    violetlass Techie7 New Member

    All right, I will give it a shot in a little bit maybe tonight(still kinda early out here 11:30pm), or will try tomorrow.
    I will keep you posted on the progress, either way of XP or Ubuntu(if all else fails).
    Talk to you later.
  2. violetlass

    violetlass Techie7 New Member

    Good news! It worked, but the bad news is,: I need to reformat that HD first, Ubuntu REALLY controls the HD...
    How do I do a bootable disk with Ubuntu?


    Figured it out, we will see...
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2009
  3. violetlass

    violetlass Techie7 New Member

    Ubuntu Brasero burner does not work, for 30 min + said it was preparing...have to try something else..
  4. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    If the XP install works and it is a temporary install just create a new partition and forget about Ubuntu at this point.

    XP will probably give you the option to reformat the Ubuntu partition after it is installed and it will become an empty extra partition.

    Or you could use a GParted boot disk which requires a computer able to burn an ISO disk.
  5. violetlass

    violetlass Techie7 New Member

    Well we can forget about that I think I need an actual driver for the HD, one file, I just reinstalled ubuntu after trying it with the driver from acer and after burning the ISO file; reformating my HD. XP setup asked for a SCI1 or SCII driver for the HD maybe I need to go on a hunt for the HD driver's website and try it that way.

    Sorry its asking for an SCSI
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2009
  6. violetlass

    violetlass Techie7 New Member

    I found this at the Hitachi website

    Q: How do I install Windows XP or Windows 2000 to a Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive?
    A: Windows XP and Windows 2000 do not natively include drivers for SATA controllers (add-in or on-board), so you must install them during the installation of the operating system. The system, motherboard, or controller manufacturer usually supplies these drivers, either on a driver CD or downloadable from their web site.

    To install the SATA controller drivers you first need to copy the appropriate drivers onto a diskette (controller drivers can be loaded from diskette only).

    Early in the installation process, you have an opportunity to load third-party controller drivers by pressing ‘F6’. You will have six seconds to press ‘F6’ before the installation process will continue:

    * Press ‘F6’ to install the SATA controller drivers.
    * After pressing ‘F6’, you will come to a screen asking you to press ‘S’ to load additional controller drivers or to press ‘ENTER’ to continue with the installation. Be sure you press ‘S’ to load your SATA controller drivers. After pressing ‘S’, you will be prompted to insert a floppy disk with the updated drivers.
    Note: the installation process specifically looks at the A: (floppy) drive for the updated drivers. This is a limitation imposed by the installation routine. You cannot load the drivers using any other media.
    * After inserting the appropriate driver diskette, choose which driver you wish to load (if the disk has more than one driver). Make a selection using the up or down arrows and press ‘ENTER’ to install the driver.
    * Once you have loaded the appropriate controller drivers, you may continue with the installation.

    So my problem:
    No A Drive and will not work with a flash drive

    Even better

    Current operating systems, including Windows Vista, XP and 2000, and Mac OS X, already include pre-installed drivers for the hard disk drive itself. No additional drivers are required.

    If your system is requesting drivers you may need current versions of your controller or motherboard drivers. To obtain the most current controller or motherboard driver, contact its respective manufacturer.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2009
  7. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Don't know what to add but wait till you get 7.

    Sorry :eek:
  8. violetlass

    violetlass Techie7 New Member

    Yeah, I know, Im screwed...in more ways then one...lol, Oh well guess I will have to wait it out and only use this to play on the internet....DAMN... Thanks for the help anyways...
  9. violetlass

    violetlass Techie7 New Member

    I got it fixed, Im now running on Vista again.
    I got a copy of Vista and ran the installation after I formated the HD to a NTFS partition(which it requested before installation.) I skiped the part about putting the Activation key in, then when I had it compleatly setup (ei:drivers and laptop applications installed) I went to the computer's properties page and change my key to the one on my laptop. It is now registured under myself as it was before...
    I am pleased no more Ubuntu...
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  10. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Thanks for the update.

    Let us know if we can help further in the future.
  11. bellal_hossain

    bellal_hossain Techie7 New Member

    i need a Ubuntu operating system CD or DvD for use. how can i get it
  12. jakeyeager

    jakeyeager Techie7 New Member

    go to ubuntu.com and download it