www.BlackViper.com: Ubuntu 9.10 Install Guide

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2) Selection Screen: (Image 1.2)

This selection screen offers several choices:

  • Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer - This selection will boot the Live CD and completely run the OS only from that CD. A perfect choice for those that just want to check out Linux or Ubuntu and not completely destroy data on their system.
  • Install Ubuntu - This is the selection that I will be using. Warning: This will format the storage device you select later and remove all data from the system.
  • Check disk for defects - A good option if this is your first time running the Live CD to ensure that all data was burned properly.
  • Test memory - This test uses Memtest86+ v2.11 to check your memory. The check will take a long time (sometimes hours), depending on the system performance and amount of memory installed. If you desire to test your memory, you should download the latest version of Memtest86+ and boot off of that CD instead. The latest version as of this writing is 4.0 (September 22, 2009).

Make your choice by using the down arrow key and hitting enter.