ubuntu 16.04 on disc

I AM AN OLD FELLA WITH ARTHRITIS AND POOR EYE SIGHT. I CAN NOT MANAGE ALL THIS NEW STUFF. THIS PROBABLY HAS BEN COVERED BEFORE BUT SEARCHING IS A NIGHT MARE PLEASE CAN SOME ONE TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET A DISC WITHUBUNTU 16.04 ON IT.

PLEASE DOMNT TELL ME ITS EASY MAN ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO…DOWNLOAD…PRESS ON …THISSTUFF IS ALRIGHT FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO GREW UP WITH COMPUTERS. I DIDBNT AND I JUSST CANT MANAGE IT ALL.

IWILLGLADLY PAT FOR A DISC SOI CAN WIPE WINDOWDS 7 OUTOF MY LIFE FOR GOOD

MANY THANBK DIGGGSY

There are a few for sale on Ebay UK at present, but you may need more advice as there are different versions i.e. 32 bit, 64 bit, Ubuntu Mate, Ubuntu Server, etc. Then once you’ve got the disc you still need to try it out and then, if you’re happy with it, do the installation.

May I ask, why do you specifically want version 16.04?

DIGGGSY,

By far the easiest place to buy installation media is with a Linux magazine, many come with a DVD full of options and are available in most bookshops, new agents and supermarkets - just have a quick read of the cover to ensure it contains the distribution your looking for.

I found a similar question, that provides other options: live usb - Where can I get an Ubuntu Installation CD/DVD/USB? - Ask Ubuntu

Although you may struggle getting Ubuntu at Version 16 which was released in 1016 and now out of support. The latest version is 21.0.4, (with the TLS (long term support) version being version 20.0.4).

At risk of confusing the subject; there are other distributions and desktops which are more “Windows” like than others… but that depends on what you want.

Hope this helps…

Hi Diggsy - and welcome to the Forum.

Don’t despair!

Ubuntu 16.04 is well out of date and I recommend that you install Ubuntu 20.04 which is a “long term support” version as Brian mentions. When it comes to upgrade it, you’ll find that very easy (and free!).
If your computer is 64 bit (ask if you’re not sure or if your PC is more than 5 years old) then you can buy an Ubuntu 20.04 disc from here: Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS DVD (64-Bit) | Linux DVD Shop - UK Linux Shop supplying Linux on CD, DVD and USB delivering to the UK and worldwide with 24hr dispatch.. It costs £6.49.

When you come to the installation, we can provide step-by-step guidance.

Keith

HI KEITH 20.04 SPUNDS GREAT. WILL MY GALAXY NOOTE 3 WORKAS A DONGLE ON IT AS IT DOESNNT ON 18.04.COULD YOU PLEASE SEND THROUUGH A LINK SO II CAN CLICKON AND FILLL IN MYDETAILS AND PAY COULD YOU PLEASE REPLY UPPER CASEE OR LARGER PRINT

MANNY THANKS DIGGSY

PS IT IS A 64BIT MY OLD DISC WAS UBUNTU PRECISE USED MAINLY FOR OFFICE WORK AND WATCHING VIDEOS ALSO INTERNET FOOTPATHMAPS HOEP THAT HELLPS

YOU DON’T NEED TO USE CAPITALS. JUST ENLARGE THE FONT BY USING CTRL + WHICH MEANS "WHILE HOLDING DOWN THE CTRL KEY, TAP THE + KEY AS MANY TIMES AS NECESSARY TO INCREASE THE FONT SIZE ON THE SCREEN. TRY IT IN ORDER READ THE REST OF THIS POST. “CTRL -” REDUCES THE FONT SIZE.

I sent you a link, Deggsy. It is Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS DVD (64-Bit) | Linux DVD Shop - UK Linux Shop supplying Linux on CD, DVD and USB delivering to the UK and worldwide with 24hr dispatch..

Just click on the link (or right-click and select “open in new tab”).
When you get there, scroll down to the “Add to cart” button.
On the new page click on the “>Checkout” button.
On the new page click on the “>Continue” button under “New customer” to register yourself.
On the new page fill in all your details and click on “Continue”.
You’re on your own after that but it’s straightforward.

I don’t have a smart phone so can’t help you about your Galaxy Note, but if it doesn’t work under Ubuntu 18, then I doubt it will under 20.04

Keith

Keith you are a star thanks Jason

Keith

My life has got massively easier since meeting you and I now have managed to update an old hdd which I had with 18.04 to 20.04 over the air waves. I have ordered and paid for a disc which I still prefer. 20.04 is working with my android. I know Linux is much more versatile and easier to use than Microsoft. Print screen is however the limit of my understanding. I would not even know what to put in a terminal as I have never programmed in my life.

I use for my own office work including printing, enlarging footpath maps and watching videos on you tube mainly. Any suggestions on how I could use Linux Ubuntu to a greater degree or a book showing the potential. Please remember I am a total novice at this stuff but would like to get Microsoft, google, out of my life for good. Any suggestions on getting my desk top computer to talk to a linux based mobile phone. I would like to help others at my level to be able to use Ubuntu as a functioning desk top operating system. Is this reply going only to you or is it readable by others as a reply to my blog if so any suggestions for a total novice would be appreciated

Many many thanks to Keith and All

Hi Diggsy.

I’m pleased that you managed to upgrade to Ubuntu 20. As your first post mentioned Ubuntu 16 I guessed that buying a DVD would be the best way to go, but had I realised that you actually had Ubuntu 18.04 I would have suggested just what you have done - upgrade “via the airwaves”. Well done.

I would not even know what to put in a terminal as I have never programmed in my life.
" You can with a little help from this Forum, but I warn you that learning to programme is very addictive! Much of the help that you will receive here will require you to use terminal commands that will be provided, and you can find out how to do that by reading the "Guide for new members": https://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=14086.0 which you ought to have read anyway. ;)
"I would like to help others at my level to be able to use Ubuntu as a functioning desk top operating system."
We are with you all the way with that one, Diggsy, and as all your posts & replies are visible to the world, other members may well chip in with their advice.
Any suggestions on getting my desk top computer to talk to a linux based mobile phone?
Modern 'phones communicate with other devices using "Bluetooth" wireless, and if your PC is fairly new it will have Bluetooth built in and you can "pair" them easily enough. Why don't you start a new topic on that very subject?

Keith

Hi Keith I now have this disc but have no idea what to do with it.

My old disc loaded itself and gave me options

line 1 wipe hdd
line 2 wipe hdd load ubunty
line 3 install ubuntu alongside existing operating system All I had to do was select option and press return

Now I haver a disc with loads of files but no go button so I have no idea what to do.

shouldn’t we be trying to make ubuntu accessible to the ordinary person who is not an anorak otherwise how are we going to encourage people away from microsoft

Thanks diggsy

Hi Diggsy.

I’ve lost track of your setup, so we need to define what you have now and what you want to achieve.
If I understand correctly, you have bought an Ubuntu 20.04 DVD. Yes?
And now you want to install it on your desktop - yes?
You say

My old disc loaded itself and gave me options:
line 1 wipe hdd
line 2 wipe hdd and load ubuntu
line 3 install ubuntu alongside existing operating system All I had to do was select option and press return
Well, that’s all you have to do now: insert your new Ubuntu 20.04 disc in your computer, reboot and choose “wipe hdd and load ubuntu” (if that’s what you want to do). But remember to back up all your files first!
I suggest that you install onto the primary (internal HDD) not and external HDD; so unplug any external drives first.

If you have any problems, let us know.

Keith

I have two screen shots one shows the list of files the other shows the read me content
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That’s nice, but you didn’t attach them! If you can reduce them that would be good, but don’t worry about it.

the fileslistis

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the read me file is

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  "            type 
   "            arch 
    "        disknum 
     "       disknum1 
      "        total num
       "       total num0

Sorry Diggsy, I am away from home at present and don’t have a working DVD device to check what’s on a Ubuntu disc.

It occurs to me that if you already have (an old version of) Ubuntu on this PC you could simply upgrade to the next higher version via the “software updater” facility. What operating system is on it at present?

If it’s not Ubuntu, then I suggest that you do as I suggested in my earlier post:
Insert your new Ubuntu 20.04 disc in your computer, reboot and choose “wipe hdd and load ubuntu” (if that’s what you want to do). But remember to back up all your files first!
I suggest that you install onto the primary (internal HDD) not an external HDD; so unplug any external drives first.

If you do this I do hope that you have another PC if the installation does not go to plan.

Keith

how do I reboot all i have is a list of folders

  1. Insert the disc into your DVD reader on the PC and close the drawer as usual.
  2. Close down any running applications
  3. Close down the computer in the usual way.
  4. Restart your computer with the DVD still in the drawer.

If your computer has been set up to boot from the DVD before the Hard Disc (which is usual), then the PC will boot from the Ubuntu DVD and you will be given the opportunity to:

  1. Try Ubuntu 20.4 without installing
  2. Install alongside your existing operating system or
  3. Overwrite everything and install Ubuntu 20.04 on its own.

Your choice.

Keith

followed your suggestions…it just boots from hdd windows 7 home any more suggestions cheers Jay

Your PC must be set up to boot from your HDD before any other medium and you need to change that to boot first from the DVD.

When you boot up the computer, there is probably a brief message at the bottom of the screen that shows for a few seconds. The message will tell you what key to press to access the “boot menu” - or some phrase like that. It might be “press the Delete key” or the “F2 key” or something else. The trick is keep tapping the suggested key immediately you switch on, until you get the boot menu. It’s usually a blue/white screen with tabs along the top.

Once into the menu, use the “left/right arrows” on your keyboard (the mouse has no effect) to select the Boot Order tab. The instructions down the right-hand side will tell you how to make the DVD the first device to boot from (if it’s present). Do so then press the appropriate key to save your changes and the PC will continue to boot from your DVD and you know what to do later as you’ve done it before.

Keith