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    Need help installing Ubuntu from CD

    Alright, so I followed the step by step instructions from this page:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

    When I downloaded the file, the file appeared on my desktop as an unknown file with the name "ubuntu-10.04.1-desktop-i386". I thought this was strange because it didn't have the ".iso" after it. I tried looking for a download location for the file that would give me a .iso file, but whenever I download the file it just appears on my desktop as "ubuntu-10.04.1-desktop-i386". After that, I downloaded Infra Recorder, and followed those instructions. Everything was going fine and when the progress bar hit 100%, Infra Recorder gave me some kind of error. I can't recall exactly what it said, but it said to check the log file or something like that.

    I wasn't sure what to do at this point, so I tried installing Ubuntu anyway. I rebooted with the CD and it took me to the burgundy screen and it started to load, but then the installation crashed to an MS DOS screen with some gibberish that I didn't understand.

    Obviously the CD I wrote didn't have all of the installation files it needed. What should I do? Is there something wrong with the file that I downloaded?

    My computer is a Dell Vostro 200 and I am running Windows XP

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    Re: Need help installing Ubuntu from CD

    Try downloading one of the alternative installation CD's. Try, adding the .iso manually, such as renaming it to foo.iso

    I'm not familiar with Infra Recorder, I'm assuming it handles ISO burning since you got the burgundy screen.

    Try replicating and posting the Infra Recorder error and the final text that you get when Ubuntu's CD fails to boot. This can help us a bit.

    =D
    Nothing witty here. =(

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    Re: Need help installing Ubuntu from CD

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    Re: Need help installing Ubuntu from CD

    Yea, I haven't used Windows in a while.

    =X
    Nothing witty here. =(

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    Re: Need help installing Ubuntu from CD

    If you can post a photo of the gibberish ...... it may help .... work out what went wrong

    other than that do it again ..... this time use k3b ...... from linux ......

    apt-get install k3b

    and its best to check the number ..... that it gives to say that its ok .....
    burning at a lower speed too always seems to help ...... x 4 .......
    Last edited by 23dornot23d; September 30th, 2010 at 05:54 AM.

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    Re: Need help installing Ubuntu from CD

    Quote Originally Posted by 23dornot23d View Post
    If you can post a photo of the gibberish ...... it may help ....

    other than that do it again ..... this time use k3b

    apt-get install k3b

    and check the number ..... that it gives to say that its ok ..... burn at a lower speed too
    always seems to help ......
    Wait, apt-get works in WinXP!?

    The lower speed can help, actually, I ALWAYS use the slowest burn method possible. But I'm a very patient person, so maybe you can do one above the slowest burn speed. Lol.
    Nothing witty here. =(

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    Re: Need help installing Ubuntu from CD

    I am used to doing everything in Linux now ..... it does mention the program that the OP
    is using in the write up .....

    seems to go straight to 10.10 too from Distro Watch and the link to Ubuntu Download

    ... and that's still the development version ...... for another 11 days at least .....

    The download page the OP shows

    That download page has everything on it but the two bits of info you need to see

    The Ubuntu version you are burning and the checksum to make sure its ok .......

    Progress .....

    Thats the correct file though .....

    ubuntu-10.04.1-desktop-i386

    Just need a checksum ..... where is that now ?

    9a95ed6f6ec38fb58c446dba1add6a08 9a95ed6f6ec38fb58c446dba1add6a08

    Make sure that this number is ok SEE LINK

    matches the one shown in the burner ..... saves wasting a disk ..........

    Link to all the checksums
    Last edited by 23dornot23d; September 30th, 2010 at 07:08 AM.

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    Re: Need help installing Ubuntu from CD

    Got it to work! Thanks guys.

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    Re: Need help installing Ubuntu from CD

    Nice one ...... mark as solved using the thread tools above the first post please

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