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September 21st, 2008, 03:18 AM
i am currently running windows
i downloaded unbuntu iso file, trafered it to the burning dirctory, and burned it to a blank cd. now when i restart my computer with the cd in, nothing different happens. it still goes right into windows. there even a part in the startup where it says booting from cd but aprently i either didnt burn correctly, didnt burn the right file, or something else 'cause it doesnt load ubuntu.:confused:

September 21st, 2008, 03:26 AM
You have to burn the ubuntu ISO as an image not just copy it to the disk.

September 21st, 2008, 03:34 AM
You have to burn the ubuntu ISO as an image not just copy it to the disk.

This is exactly right! I had a horrible time burning images in Windows until I found this:


September 21st, 2008, 03:41 AM
If I have to use windows to burn an iso image I use ImageBurn.


Vivaldi Gloria
September 21st, 2008, 03:41 PM
To learn how to burn an iso file to cd see BurningIsoHowto (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto). Also look at the videos Infra_Recorder (http://screencasts.ubuntu.com/Infra_Recorder) and Ubuntu_ISO (http://screencasts.ubuntu.com/Downloading_and_Burning_an_Ubuntu_ISO).

Don't forget to choose "boot first from cd" in your bios settings.

September 21st, 2008, 04:34 PM
okay i burned the image rather than the data using imgburn. i resarted the cpu with the cd in, pressed f11 to get to the boot order menu, selected cd-rom, and it still goes right into windows, no differance in start up.