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    heard so much about linux, thought id give it a try. so i download it, ubuntu-14.04, and after downloading ti says unsupported file. ive downloaded it a couple of time and same result. have a MacPro 1,1
     
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    ive read it and read it, even watched a youtube video on doing it, still no luck. i thought it would be half way easy to do. i have the download for mac but thats the end of it. it says unsupported file. i know it cant be that hard, just knowing what to do. i used the terminal and typed in what it said to type in but still nothing. watched a few youtube videos and followed every step but again nothing. i can boot to it but says not supported.
     
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    When does this message come up? Are you trying to install from CD or USB?

    You say you can boot to it but it says not supported.....?
     
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    from a usb

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    well the message come up right after the download from unbutu,s site
     
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    this is what ive been able to install on a usb flash drive but it says its only for windows.
     

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    well i was able to install what i have on a virtual machine on vmware fushion.
     
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    ok, installed on vmware fushion, loaded and updated, but now i have a black page that says Documentation: http://help.ubuntu.com, then my name followed by @ubuntu:~$, it seems that im suppose to type something in for it to continue, but what.
     
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    well seems that know one could understand what i was talking about, but anyway i found another site that had ubuntu 13.10 download and it installed perfect, loaded and updated just as i thought it should. best as i can describe is that the 14.0 i downloaded form ubuntu site ended up, at least for me, nothing more than a terminal. anyway i have it now.
     

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