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    Question [SOLVED] Iso?

    I have been on Ubuntu for a year, but I am certainly feeling like a total beginner today.

    I went from Ubuntu 7.4 to 7.10 via the upgrade process. That was very easy - one click and it was done.

    To move to 8.4 I thought I would do a fresh install. So I downloaded the .iso and then burned it onto a CD-R. My Ubuntu PC is set to boot to CD first on start-up. So I booted to it and nothing happened - it just checked the CD and then installed 7.10 as per normal from the hard disc. I tried booting to the CD on my alternate (Windows XP) PC and the same thing happened - no installer came up. Clicking on the .iso file achieves nothing also.

    I know that I am probably doing something very basic wrong here. What?

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    Re: Iso?

    1.did you check the CD for defects?
    2. did you try the alternate installer?

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    Re: Iso?

    right click it(the iso file) then click burn to disk you have to burn it as a iso image not info. The right click thing does this automatically
    Last edited by swoll1980; April 24th, 2008 at 10:55 PM.
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    Re: Iso?

    Did you use an ISO burner (e.g "burn to disk" on Ubuntu) or did you just copy the file to CD?

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    Re: Iso?

    Actually I downloaded it on Windows XP and burned it to CD there (Ubuntu PC was in use, of course) as a straight .iso file.

    I have the .iso file, so I can re-burn it if need be.

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    Re: Iso?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahunt View Post
    Actually I downloaded it on Windows XP and burned it to CD there (Ubuntu PC was in use, of course) as a straight .iso file.

    I have the .iso file, so I can re-burn it if need be.
    There's your problem.

    Download ISO Recorder for Windows (it's just a small freeware program).

    http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/d...orderV2RC1.msi


    Click on your ISO file and choose it to be burnt at as low a speed as possible.
    Last edited by Mazza558; April 24th, 2008 at 11:09 PM.

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    Re: Iso?

    Thanks for that info.

    I downloaded the ISO burner and re-recorded the .iso file onto a new CD using that. It seemed to work fine.

    I tried booting it in the Ubuntu PC and and the boot-up ignored it.

    I tried booting it in the Windows XP PC and it booted to the Ubuntu screen. I tried testing the CD for errors and came up with an error reading the disc. I assume that I have a bad .iso download and that I need to start again?

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    Re: Iso?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahunt View Post
    Thanks for that info.

    I downloaded the ISO burner and re-recorded the .iso file onto a new CD using that. It seemed to work fine.

    I tried booting it in the Ubuntu PC and and the boot-up ignored it.

    I tried booting it in the Windows XP PC and it booted to the Ubuntu screen. I tried testing the CD for errors and came up with an error reading the disc. I assume that I have a bad .iso download and that I need to start again?
    Yes, either that or a bad CD or Burner. I'd try downloading it again first.

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    Re: Iso?

    Well the CD did read and the burner does other jobs just fine, so it is likely a faulty .iso file.

    I will try downloading the .iso again. It took seven hours on DSL (which is normally 3.008 MBps here) so I think perhaps the servers are just way too choked up to give a good image right now. Maybe I will try again in a week or two when the demand drops.

    Thank so much for your help!

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    Re: Iso?

    What I would do if you already have it downloaded is burn it as an .iso to a cd at a 4x burn rate, will take a little longer but this is what I had to do to get a cd that would work.

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