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July 25th, 2011, 01:51 AM
Hi all, I downloaded an older version of ubuntu from the ubuntu .com site (alternative downloads). It downloaded a zip file. I extracted all the files but can't find which file to burn to DVD to boot with.:confused:

Please help


July 25th, 2011, 08:10 PM
If you downloaded from ubuntu.com, you would've had an *.iso file, which you then burn to disc as an image, without extracting it.



July 25th, 2011, 08:20 PM
Aye - the official download is an .iso file, and NOT a .zip file. Can you simply redownload the iso and burn it to a cd?

July 25th, 2011, 08:27 PM
Welcome to the forums.

Are you sure it is a .zip file. It looks like you do not have extensions turned on, so we cannot see and windows may not be set to see the .iso as anything other than a combination and uses a unzip program to open it.

Ubuntu knows a .iso is intended to be written to a CD/DVD and automatically gives that option.