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    Question Problems burning the .iso of 8.04 using a mac

    Hello, I am new to ubuntu and these forums. I recently downloaded the Ubuntu 8.04 .iso and attempted to burn it to a cd to try it out via live boot on my pc and my mac. I downloaded the file onto my macbook, and burned it. Unfortunately the cd is not working on either machines. Does any one have any suggestions on how to fix this problem because I do not want to request a free cd since i hear it takes a while to arrive.

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    Re: Problems burning the .iso of 8.04 using a mac

    Check this:
    http://ubuntutip.googlepages.com/burnubuntu

    Instruction is for the PC, but you said you have one, too...

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    Re: Problems burning the .iso of 8.04 using a mac

    Thank you. I will try this and report back on if it worked or not.

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    Re: Problems burning the .iso of 8.04 using a mac

    Good luck. BTW, is your mac an intel mac or a ppc mac? Just asking, as if the mac is ppc, you will need to download and burn a different iso for that one. See the sticky at the top of the forum.

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    Re: Problems burning the .iso of 8.04 using a mac

    Intel.

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    Re: Problems burning the .iso of 8.04 using a mac

    Thank you for your response, which was occasioned by some folks referring to their laptops as "macbooks" even though they aren't.

    If following the link does not help you with the current iso, then, if it is a Live CD, you may want to consider downloading and, after checking the md5sum, burning the alternate install iso to cd, using a CD-R.

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    Re: Problems burning the .iso of 8.04 using a mac

    Ok I burned the cd, and rebooted. It checked the cd for defects and then got a message saying "error reading boot cd". This was on my windows machine. Does this men I can not try it before I install it or does this mean I can not install it?

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    Re: Problems burning the .iso of 8.04 using a mac

    What it means to me is that it isn't going to boot, so you will neither be able to try it nor install it.

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    Re: Problems burning the .iso of 8.04 using a mac

    Is there a way to fix this problem?

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    Re: Problems burning the .iso of 8.04 using a mac

    This link may provide some more useful info:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

    On Windows, I found Infra Recorder and Iso Recorder to work very well.

    Before you even burn, you may want to check your md5sum, which that link covers as well. Maybe you are getting consistently bad downloads.

    I'm not sure if it applies to your Intel box, but for ppc, most use CD-R rather than CDRW - see if that makes a difference. But check your md5sum first.
    20" G5 iMac - AMD64 HP desktop
    http://www.ppclinux.info/

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