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Thread: Suggestion: Self-burning iso

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    Suggestion: Self-burning iso

    This is a suggestion for Ubuntu to include on the download page a program for Windows that is essentially a "wrapper" for the iso that burns it to a CD for the user (hooray for run-ons). It solves the problem of "so...what do I do with this file?" Here is a mockup I did in Glade (obviously it would look different on Windows):

    This would be the startup window:


    The actual burning:


    When "Cancel" is clicked:


    After burn:


    Would this be in any way feasible?

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    Re: Suggestion: Self-burning iso

    Every time you install Jaunty, a kitten........ wait sorry what year is this again?
    Please don't PM support questions, post a thread so that everyone can benefit
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    Re: Suggestion: Self-burning iso

    Hey, cool. Any chance of that becoming standard in the future?

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    Re: Suggestion: Self-burning iso

    Quote Originally Posted by mushroom View Post
    Hey, cool. Any chance of that becoming standard in the future?
    I hope not. an install.exe will trigger the howls of thousands of manual-resistant windows users who unwittingly hosed their Windows installs by not thinking that they were installing a whole new OS.

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    Re: Suggestion: Self-burning iso

    I would think they would know what they were installing if they downloaded it.

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    Re: Suggestion: Self-burning iso

    Quote Originally Posted by mushroom View Post
    I would think they would know what they were installing if they downloaded it.
    that's not a guarantee.

    The sheer number of people who fail to grasp what an operating system is and what installing an operating system might entail will surprise you. If it's one thing I've learned, it's never to assume that the operator of any computer is wholly competent.

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    Re: Suggestion: Self-burning iso

    But it's not like having to burn an iso really changes that. Plus, this is supposed to preserve the Windows install, and is supposed to be easily removed.

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    Re: Suggestion: Self-burning iso

    Quote Originally Posted by mushroom View Post
    But it's not like having to burn an iso really changes that. Plus, this is supposed to preserve the Windows install, and is supposed to be easily removed.
    I'll believe it when I see it. I still forsee Windows users posting to these forums irately demanding that we fix their broken windows.

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    Re: Suggestion: Self-burning iso

    The main problem will be using the Windows bootloader to load GRUB. Lots of systems probably won't support that.

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    Re: Suggestion: Self-burning iso

    I'll believe it when I see it. I still forsee Windows users posting to these forums irately demanding that we fix their broken windows.
    But how would this installer exacerbate the situation? If anything, it would make it better.

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