Ultimate Edition 3.1

Ultimate Edition 3.1

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

HowTo Download and verify Ultimate Edition Welcome to Ultimate Edition !! This tutorial is intended to provide some General Guidelines for download

Welcome to Ultimate Edition !!



Ultimate Edition 2.6 Beta

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Ultimate Edition 2.6 THEMES


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This tutorial is intended to provide some General Guidelines for downloading, verifying and burning to DVD, any version of Ultimate Edition. These steps will help insure that your download and installation will be successful the first time.


The majority of problems experienced by new users of Ultimate Edition are caused by errors within the downloaded file and errors with burning that file to DVD.

The most frequently encountered problems for new users of Ultimate Edition, or any version of Linux, occurs during the very first steps involved in getting started with your new Operating System (OS) – Downloading and Burning the downloaded disk image to a CD or DVD.


This tutorial will guide Windows users (any version from Win98 to Win7) in this procedure using either Internet Explorer or Firefox as your browser. So, let's get started!


First, open either FireFox or Internet Explorer, and follow the appropriate section for the browser you are using:


Section A: INTERNET EXPLORER


1: Click on the following link to begin downloading the Ultimate Edition disk image - http://ultimateedition.info/


2: Locate the download link by scrolling down till you see the version you wish to use – either the X86 (32 bit) or the X64 (64 bit) version. NOTE: You will see something similar to the following:


Release Name: Ultimate Edition Gamers
Version Base: Ultimate Edition 2.4 (Karmic)
Environment(s): Gnome
Architecture: x64
Filesize: 4,030,230,528 (4.0GB)
MD5SUM: f048342826bcc7bf9986f36b18b48e0b

Download: Sourceforge


Release Name: Ultimate Edition Gamers
Version Base: Ultimate Edition 2.4 (Karmic)
Environment(s): Gnome
Architecture: x86
Filesize: 4,260,241,408 (4.0GB)
MD5SUM: 31d61c4f93cc1121690bd289a68e37e5

Download: Sourceforge



3: Now open Notepad (Start>Run>notepad and press Enter), then copy/paste the MD5SUM from the download information shown at the download link, for the version you are downloading (I will use the information for Ultimate Edition Version 2.4 x64 Gamers as shown above – you use the MD5SUM for the version you are downloading). This piece of information is critical to insuring that the download is not damaged or corrupted after the download is complete.


4: Click on the download link for the desired version of Ultimate Edition and select Save - be sure to note where the file is being saved, you will need to know where to find the file later. The download if any “recent” version of Ultimate Edition will be more than 2.5GB. Allow the download to complete.


5: Now you need to verify the downloaded file using an MD5SUM utility, such as MD5SUMMER available here http://www.md5summer.org/ .


6: Once the MD5SUM is verified and correct, you may proceed with burning the .ISO file to a DVD, using your favorite burner. You must make sure that your burner's burn speed is set to burn at 4X or the slowest speed your burner supports at or above 4x. It is imperative that the burn speed be as slow as possible to insure the burn is successful and without errors. Failure to do this correctly will, almost certainly result in a bad DVD, which will either have errors during the install, not install at all, or cause unpredictable results after the installation is complete.


7: You are now ready to boot to the Live DVD and explore your new Operating System! You can boot the DVD and browse all the applications and features without any changes being made to your PC. When you are ready to actually install Ultimate Edition, just click on the Install icon and proceed with the installation.



Section B: FireFox


1: There is an Add-on for FireFox called Down Them All, which is a Download Manager with the ability to verify the MD5SUM automatically on completion of the download. To use this Add-on just click on the Tools menu in FireFox, and select Add-ons, then select Get Add-ons and type downthemall (one word, no spaces) into the Search All Add-ons dialog box and press the Enter key on your keyboard. When you see the Add-on displayed, click on Add to FireFox button and then click on Install button to install the utility.


2: Now click the following link to begin downloading Ultimate Edition - http://ultimateedition.info/


3: When the Download information and link are displayed in your browser, use your mouse to Highlight and Copy the MD5SUM to your “clipboard”, then click on the download link and when FireFox displays the download dialog box, select Down Them All and then click OK. When the Down Them All dialog box appears, paste the MD5SUM you just copied to the cipboard into the Checksum (hash): entry field, and make sure that MD5 is selected as the HASH. Now your download file will be Automatically checked for validity and integrity as soon as the download is complete, with no further action on your part!


4: Once the MD5SUM is verified and correct, you may proceed with burning the .ISO file to a DVD, using your favorite burner. You must make sure that your burner's burn speed is set to burn at 4X or the slowest speed your burner supports at or above 4x. It is imperative that the burn speed be as slow as possible to insure the burn is successful and without errors. Failure to do this correctly will, almost certainly result in a bad DVD, which will either have errors during the install, not install at all, or cause unpredictable results after the installation is complete.


5: You are now ready to boot to the Live DVD and explore your new Operating System! You can boot the DVD and browse all the applications and features without any changes being made to your PC. When you are ready to actually install Ultimate Edition, just click on the Install icon and proceed with the installation.








1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Once you install beta can you just upgrade to final release of 2.6 or do you have to do another clean install?

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