View Full Version : [ubuntu] newbie - first install, can't get boot from dvd?

October 9th, 2009, 01:03 AM
Hello All

I downloaded ubantu and burned it to a dvd, but I cannot get it to boot on my laptop? I took a win xp installation cd and formted the hdd, but the external usb drive does not boot when I f12 (IBM) and choose the install location.

Any ideas? I don't like iso file....they are always a challenge for me.


October 9th, 2009, 01:18 AM
.iso was for a cd if you downloaded the official. If Im understanding you correctly you are having issues loading the installer?

October 9th, 2009, 01:43 AM
yes.....downloaded the 699mb iso file and burned it to a dvd ........i put it in a usb dvd drive to load my laptop, but it does not self boot .....even when I choose the source.

Does the hdd have to be completely scrubbed

October 9th, 2009, 01:46 AM
You downloaded the dvd version and not the cd version correct?

October 9th, 2009, 03:06 AM
i am not sure......

here is the name of the file


October 9th, 2009, 04:51 AM
Thats the name of the CD iso. Burn that to a CD and it will work properly. You also can go to the download page and get the DVD iso if you want