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 … see here for instructions on burning an Ubuntu LiveCD or a LiveUSB:
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
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
If you have any other questions, we’ll be happy to help