Any way to install Ubuntu on a 2nd hand locked out laptop?
Actually 3rd hand.
My friend gave me an IBM laptop not to long ago that came from his job at Motorola when they were giving some workstation laptops away to employees to take home when they were upgrading their workstations throughout the Motorola campus.
He said he barely used it a few times and had somehow lost the login and password, which I guess made it easier for him to hand it down. So I figured since I like to think I know how to move around computers, I'd take it off his hands.
I was wrong, as I never bypassed the login despite using various methods and cracks etc I had used before that did work on other machines I'd been ask to bypass login due to dumb admin mistakes. what I think my friend did was make a dumb password he couldn't remember for Administrator login and more or less locked himself out. Some cracks I have on disk that need to run on cd boot-up in order to fix, always get hung up on the boot-up and I just power the thing off. I would like to get that laptop going with Ubuntu and give it to my girlfriend who wants one DESPERATLEY, just to go on MySpace & PerezHilton.com http://www.systemwars.com/forums/images/smilies/sad.gif
So I'm wondering if I can install Ubuntu through DOS on an .iso image cd with the installation on it using the cd boot-up method, as you would with trying to reinstall Windows Professional by cd(which I do nt have) in order to start fresh and not be on a server domain.
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