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Thread: How to install ubuntu?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2013

    Unhappy How to install ubuntu?

    I am having a hard time trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS onto my desktop PC (Compaq Presario 061 with BIOS Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.14, 1/17/2006), which currently runs Win 7.
    I have backed up everything on the PC nto an external hard drive just in case things go wrong.

    Here is what I have done so far:
    1) On a macbook pro I used the "disk utility" program to mount the ubuntu iso image onto a blank DVD-RW.
    2) I then inserted the burnt disk into the desktop and boot with CD-ROM drive as boot device priority #1. Doesn't work.
    3) I tried again forcing the PC to strictly boot from the CD-ROM group, however no disk is recognized to be in the system...

    After normal boot in Win 7, the DVD-RW is no longer even detected. The macbook pro will not even read the disk and requests immediate ejection.

    Does this mean I lost access to a clean DVD-RW and will not be able to load ubuntu on my PC (maybe it's too old)? I am unsure if this is a hardware/software issue and have no way of checking to see if the disk itself is the problem because neither of my accessible systems will recognize the DVD.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Land of Confusion
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: How to install ubuntu?

    Hello and welcome to the forums,

    Sounds like the DVD is corrupt. Do you have a USB drive that can be used?

    Here are instructions for burning via a Mac, if you have never created a bootable DVD, then this may be helpful.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2013

    Re: How to install ubuntu?

    Use this tool to boot from USB flash driver I tried it and it was good

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