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December 27th, 2008, 08:27 PM

i have a an old 500Mhz computer with 80GB HD, 512MB and trying to install Ubuntu 8.10 from 386 32 bit iso which was downloaded from your site and burned on a DVD.

changed boot sequence in bios to CD.

Problem is that this iso is not booting...

I had Windows XP previously with SP2 and had zero problems. Now i wanted to change to Linux but never get it running.

Thanks in advance,


December 27th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Does your machine boot directly into windows or do you get an error message about the CD?

Make sure you burn the ISO image as an image file, not as a data file. In other word, if you view the CD from windows, you should see a bunch of files and directories instead of one large that file you have downloaded.