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    got new hard drive lost old system can't boot

    I was running ubuntu 14.04 lts and my hard drive died. I got a new hard drive but when I go to boot up with the ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso dvd nothing happens. How do I get the new ubuntu to load on to my machine and start working?

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    Re: got new hard drive lost old system can't boot

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    Welcome. How did you burn the disk image to the DVD? Are you sure you are booting from the DVD? You need to set that in the BIOS.

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    Re: got new hard drive lost old system can't boot

    Thanks for the help. I don't understand what you mean by how did I burn the disk image to DVD. Is there more than one way? Which way should I use?

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    Re: got new hard drive lost old system can't boot

    Quote Originally Posted by bryan37 View Post
    Thanks for the help. I don't understand what you mean by how did I burn the disk image to DVD. Is there more than one way? Which way should I use?
    What did you do with the ISO file you downloaded when it had finished downloading? There are different ways of preparing it for use.
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    Re: got new hard drive lost old system can't boot

    You burnt a disk image to DVD and didn't simply drag and drop the ISO file or you've installed 14.04 from this disk previously?

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    Re: got new hard drive lost old system can't boot

    It is a completely blank hard drive without anything on it. I have never installed a system from this DVD before.

    And thank you again for the help!
    Last edited by bryan37; January 4th, 2015 at 03:20 AM.

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    Re: got new hard drive lost old system can't boot

    Then back to the first question: How did you burn the ISO image to the DVD? What software did you use to do it? UNetbootin? Universal USB Creator? Something else?

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    Re: got new hard drive lost old system can't boot

    If my memory is correct, I used k3b to burn it.

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    Re: got new hard drive lost old system can't boot

    I'm looking at an old turorial for burning imgaes with K3B at the moment. Do you remember using an option similar to the one "Burn DVD ISO image"?
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    Re: got new hard drive lost old system can't boot

    No, I don 't recall the details of how I burnt the file. Maybe I should start over again? What should I use to burn a new disk and how should I burn it?

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