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How to install ubuntu/lime to a HP laptop harddrive?

Hi. I've got a 3 year old HP laptop (pavilion dv7 2126eo) This laptop had Windows Vista installed originally which I upgraded to 7, and the whole laptop crumbled after about 2 months. I contacted Hp support and nothing happened for 2 months. Meanwhile I bought a Linux magazine with a Ubuntu 11.10 disc enclosed. I then removed the drives from the HP and formatted them and installed them back. After I installed Ubuntu it will only boot from the original disc and not from the harddrive. Ive tried to get it working from the HP start up menu; but it always claims the startup disc. What am I doing wrong. Please help me, I'm searching for a new OS for me and my small company. Hope you can help me and prove that Linux can be used professionally.

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  • mfillpotmfillpot Posts: 2,180
    Since ubuntu has been installed to the hard drive, what does the computer do or display when you attempt to boot it without the installation CD in the computer?
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