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Thread: newbie - first install, can't get boot from dvd?

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    Angry newbie - first install, can't get boot from dvd?

    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.

    Thanks-

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    Re: newbie - first install, can't get boot from dvd?

    .iso was for a cd if you downloaded the official. If Im understanding you correctly you are having issues loading the installer?

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    Re: newbie - first install, can't get boot from dvd?

    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

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    wojox is offline I Ubuntu, Therefore, I Am
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    Re: newbie - first install, can't get boot from dvd?

    You downloaded the dvd version and not the cd version correct?

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    Re: newbie - first install, can't get boot from dvd?

    i am not sure......

    here is the name of the file

    ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386

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    Re: newbie - first install, can't get boot from dvd?

    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

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