For those of you intending to install Ubuntu but do not have access to an external USB CD drive, you might have a look at this tool [URL]http://klik.atekon.de/liveusb/[/URL].\n\nWhat it does is prepare a LiveUSB drive from an Ubuntu LiveCD. You will need another machine with a CD drive but it doesn't matter which OS it runs, no changes will be made to it. All you do is boot from the LiveCD, install the LiveUSB .deb package (which you can get from the above site) and run the liveusb application.\n\nIt asks you which USB drive to use and with a single click it creates a partition, makes the USB drive bootable and copies the installation files across.\n\nThis leaves you with a bootable USB drive that can be used in exactly the same way as the Ubuntu LiveCD. You can use it to run Ubuntu without installing anything to the machine's hard disk or it can be used as an installation to install Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 - the current version) onto your hard disk.\n\nBTW If you downloaded 8.04 when it was first released, there is a slightly newer version 8.04.1 (or is that 8.04-1 I forget) which I suggest you download. 8.04 caused problems when trying to install on the MSI Wind whereas 8.04.1 worked fine (except for the wireless card but that can be made to work).