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sundevilcellist
July 9th, 2008, 02:16 AM
Absolute naive question: the file downloaded as an iso file. Now what? Please help:(:(
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Thanks much!

tamoneya
July 9th, 2008, 02:19 AM
assuming that you are still on windows you should download a program like poweriso and burn the iso file to a CD. You only need to use the demo version of the program as it is fairly full featured/

http://www.poweriso.com/

st33med
July 9th, 2008, 02:19 AM
You need to burn it as an image. Do you have a CD burner software? If not, use this (http://software.lsoft.net/Iso-burner.zip).

sharks
July 9th, 2008, 02:19 AM
right click on the file and open it with archive manager or right click on the file and select extract here.

roquefilipe
July 9th, 2008, 02:20 AM
you have to mount it or burn it.

check gmount-iso


sudo aptitude install gmountiso

st33med
July 9th, 2008, 02:20 AM
right click on the file and open it with archive manager or right click on the file and select extract here.

Uh... wrong file buddy ;)

iaculallad
July 9th, 2008, 02:22 AM
Absolute naive question: the file downloaded as an iso file. Now what? Please help:(:(
:(
Thanks much!

The very first step would be to check if you downloaded a valid ISO file, check for its MD5 hash and compare it to that posted hash equivalent on the source web page.

If it matched the original hash file, try to burn the ISO file as an image and NOT as a file.

For further information, Try reading this Ubuntu Community Page (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto) on how to Burn ISO files.

nkri
July 9th, 2008, 02:22 AM
You have to burn it to a CD (that's what .iso is: a file bootable from a CD/DVD). To do this, insert a blank disc, right-click on the .iso, and click "Write to Disc." Let it burn. Now, open the disc drive and shut down. Put the finished disc in, close the drive, and turn on the computer. It should boot the CD. If not, you have to change BIOS options to boot CDs before the hard drive.

Good luck!
-nkri

tjwoosta
July 9th, 2008, 02:36 AM
incase you were wondering..

a .iso is a disk image file (a virtual replica of a cd or dvd)