I'm trying to install Ubuntu 6.10 Desktop edition x86 on my laptop (dell inspiration 5100).
About 1/4 times I can make it to the Ubuntu desktop (on the live cd)
The reason for this is that my dvd-rom on the laptop is horrible. Half the time it won't even detect that the Ubuntu cd is a live cd that it can boot from.
My question is this. When you first put in the Ubuntu live cd, you reach a menu screen that says Install/Run Ubuntu and a couple other options.
Is there a way to start the hard drive installation without first booting into the live desktop?