View Full Version : [SOLVED] Burning The Ubuntu ISO Onto CD. Help!

July 8th, 2012, 06:43 PM

First off, I'm completely new to Linux and can't wait to try it out!

After a few messed up attempts at getting a boot CD burned, I decided to consult the step-by-step guides on the Ubuntu download page to make sure I get everything right. Now I've hit a problem...

At http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/burn-a-cd-on-windows
it says:
"1) Download and install Infra Recorder (http://infrarecorder.org), a free and open-source image-burning program."

So I head along to:

And the big question is -

where's the download link for Infrarecorder please?

(I thought it would be big one at the top, but that is a misleading advertisement for another program).

July 8th, 2012, 06:44 PM
Click on 'Downloads' on the menu on the right of the page.

July 8th, 2012, 06:49 PM
Brilliant! Thank you, Cheesemill.

Do I just need the one at the top? Is that the actual application download or just an installer?

Thanks again for your help! :)

July 8th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Just download the top 'Installer' version (or the 2nd if you are using 64-bit Windows).

July 8th, 2012, 07:16 PM
Great stuff! Sorry for the dumb questions. Cheers! :KS

July 8th, 2012, 07:59 PM
So I've burned it. There is nothing on the disc. What's happening? :confused:

July 8th, 2012, 08:02 PM
Now there is. Probably Windows being stupid again. The prime reason I'm trying Ubuntu.

Peripheral Visionary
July 8th, 2012, 11:38 PM
Let us know how it works for you! As long as your CD was burned as an image (ISO) and not as a data disk, you should be able to boot from the CD and take Ubuntu for a fun test drive without making any changes to your computer. I think it's awesome! Be sure to tell us how it goes for you. We'll see you through all the way.

July 9th, 2012, 03:42 AM
I would like to say take your time as you learn about Linux. It's not going to happen over night and its not easy for a ex-Windows use to pick up right away. So take your time and enjoy the new OS (Linux). :D

July 9th, 2012, 04:15 AM
Would you please mark this thread solved? I thought I had finally found a question I could answer, but it was already done. :(

Ahhh, well. Welcome to Ubuntu!!!

July 9th, 2012, 04:24 AM
Some more information about burning the ISO file onto disk can be found here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto#Windows