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I want to know about how long it takes from when you click install to when you are finished.

asked Oct 12 '10 at 09:27

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It takes about 30-60 minutes on average for me depending on what computer I'm using.

answered Oct 12 '10 at 09:38

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I've got a moderate machine: Intel Core2Duo dual core @ 3GHz, 4 GB DDR2. It actually took me 20-30 minutes to install Ubuntu 10.10.

answered Oct 12 '10 at 14:45

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edited Oct 12 '10 at 16:45

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snack pack88

To be honest it only took like 30 min when I installed it in Virtual Box while Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit was running as the host. My specs are: Intel ViiV(Pentium D) @2.8 GHz, 2 GB of DDR2. I think I gave to Virtual Machine like 700 MB of ram.

answered Oct 12 '10 at 16:48

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You know, I think that the installation time is really more dependent on the method of installation more than specs. I'm guessing that you installed it from an optical medium? I installed from CD.

I just watched a video of a guy installing it from start to finish from a USB stick and the video was 11 minutes long. This was including a manual grub edit after the install and running update manager.

(Oct 12 '10 at 16:55) AlanStryder AlanStryder's gravatar image

That could be because I installed it directly from the iso file on my hard drive.

(Oct 12 '10 at 16:57) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

im trying to install it now but its come up with the ubuntu logo and 5 red dots under neither it and it aint changed, do i have to try again?

answered Jul 21 '11 at 21:12

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It takes me 20-30 minutes tops for me

answered Jul 21 '11 at 21:13

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Depends on the system. Usually takes about a half hour on any of my systems

answered Jul 21 '11 at 21:18

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Paul Shirey

the thing is i aint even got to the screen where it says select a lingo, is that normal?

answered Jul 21 '11 at 21:20

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Did you burn it to a CD/DVD? Maybe it's a bad burn.

answered Jul 21 '11 at 21:44

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cd, ill try again, cheers

answered Jul 21 '11 at 21:46

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Good luck! As stated it is a fast paced install (20-30 minutes). It doesn't take that long to get from the starting loading screen. If you choose to pull updates automatically from online or to pull down additional packages or whatever it will extend the time. For a basic install, it's reasonable for installation time.

answered Jul 21 '11 at 21:50

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