How to install linux

Hi this is from somone completely new to linux. I was wondering if it is possible to install linux(ubuntu) off of a memory stick or a CD on to a computer with no operating system

It most certainly is :slight_smile: … see here for instructions on burning an Ubuntu LiveCD or a LiveUSB:
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download

just select CD or USB stick, and click the “Show me how” button.

Then just pop it in, boot from it, select “Install Ubuntu” and follow the on screen instructions … it’s actually easier to install than Windows :slight_smile:

You can also select “Try Ubuntu” instead of “Install Ubuntu” and it will boot to a working desktop without making any changes to the hard drive … so you can check it out first if you wish :slight_smile:

If you have any other questions, we’ll be happy to help :slight_smile: