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December 31st, 2010, 04:22 AM

Just downloaded ubuntu 10.10 desktop

the download is in the form of Win RAR Archive

How do i burn an iso image from this and install Ubuntu


December 31st, 2010, 04:30 AM

Do you not have the right-click context option to "Burn disk image"?

If not try the reliable software ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/

December 31st, 2010, 04:31 AM
first off did you download the file from the ubuntu site or did you use Torrents to get it? secondly, this is a guess, try unarchiving the RAR file using some type of archiving software, 7zip works well and is free, just google it and you'll probably have the ISO, then simply use some type of burning software to burn the ISO to disk, i personally like the program Magic ISO. hope this helps,


December 31st, 2010, 04:37 AM
Hi pkj,

Just to add to rockerphil's post, you could check out the below posting on this matter:



December 31st, 2010, 05:39 AM
can i directly burn winrar to iso using Imgburn

December 31st, 2010, 05:55 AM
can i directly burn winrar to iso using Imgburn

I apologize for the delay.It took 10mins for this page to load-shared bandwidth...

To answer you question,yes.

Run ImgBurn.Navigate to the .rar file on the source tab.

I will boot back into Windows and have a look-see at the particulars.

December 31st, 2010, 06:09 AM
thanks for the input..

waiting for further particulars


December 31st, 2010, 06:27 AM
I have to download an experimental .rar file to make sure I give accurate info.

Although IE8 is a little faster than Firefox on my machine right now,I still have a download speed of 2KB/Sec.:mad:

Please be patient.Looks like another hour or so....

Nothing I can do.

Maybe some one else can give advice in the meantime?:lolflag:

edit:Have you run virus/malware scan on this file?

December 31st, 2010, 07:29 AM

Open ImgBurn.

Select "Create image file from files/folders".

On the next screen under "Source",select the second icon-"Search for a file...." and navigate to your .rar file.

Under "Destination",for convenience sake,choose to save to desktop.Click the "File to .ISO" icon at the bottom.Done.

You should be able to burn the image to disk with either the native Windows image burner or ImgBurn.

You could burn the .rar file directly to disk,however,if something goes wrong,you have a wasted disc.I think it safer to burn from image file.

Hope this helps.If you need further assist,don't be shy.

Again I apologize for it taking so long....

January 1st, 2011, 12:53 AM
How's that workn' for ya?

January 13th, 2011, 06:38 AM
All my posts of ImgBurn's ability to create an .ISO from .rar files are false.

You must extract the .rar and then burn the image.

I apologize for the misinformation.I really try not to do that.