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Help, Ubuntu I have downloaded Ubuntu 8.04.1 and saved it to a folder on my laptop pc. I "drag and dropped" the file into the CD/DVD drive and let windows ...
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    [SOLVED] ISO on CD does not start


    Help, Ubuntu
    I have downloaded Ubuntu 8.04.1 and saved it to a folder on my laptop pc.
    I "drag and dropped" the file into the CD/DVD drive and let windows burn a cd.
    The file is identified as; ubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-i386.iso
    I ran MD5 Sum and confirmed the file on CD matched the hash numbers posted.
    I ensured the cd drive was at the top of the boot drive list in the bios.
    Re-booted the computer. In the first menu after POST, I have tried selecting "other" (which is WinXP); I have tried letting the clock to time out so the boot is automatic and it starts Fedora. It will not boot to the cd.
    My pc is dual core, 2 gig ram. The HDD has 3 partitions as follows;
    C:\Windows XP 70gig
    D:\HP back up image for restore or recovery of Vista, 4 gig.
    3rd partition, 70gig is loaded with Linex Fedora that I want to replace with Ubuntu.
    I suppose all the partitions are formatted for 64 bit, sooo.
    I download Ubuntu 8.04.1 amd64 and saved it to a folder on my laptop pc.
    I "drag and dropped" the file into the CD/DVD drive and let windows burn a cd.
    The new file is identified as; ubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso
    I ran MD5 Sum and confirmed the file on CD matched the hash numbers posted.
    I again ensured the cd drive was at the top of the boot drive list in the bios.
    More of the same, the computer will not boot to the cd.
    Would appreciate any help
    Thanks
    Bill

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    Welcome to the forums!

    You didn't burn the ISO file to the disk properly.

    Check this HowTo for instructions on getting it burned and booted:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ins...ll-cd-dvd.html
    oz

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    Thanks Oz
    I did exactly as instructed and it works perfectly.
    Thanks again
    Bill

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