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I downloaded Linux ubunto onto my desk top and moved it to a DVD disk. Now I try to open it from the Disk onto my computer. I'm wanting to ...
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    Can't Open Linux


    I downloaded Linux ubunto onto my desk top and moved it to a DVD disk. Now I try to open it from the Disk onto my computer. I'm wanting to try it from the Disk before installing it on my computer. When I try it has burning on the brain. All it wants to do is burn it on another dvd. How can I get it open and run from the dvd ? THanks

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    First, did you burn it as a data file or as an image file? (The latter is what you want.)
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

    Second, to run the live CD, assuming it is burnt correctly, you need to change the boot order of your computer from the BIOS, so it boots from the CD.

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    I'm don't know how to change BIOS to boot from the dvd. Could you give a bit more help in that respect ? Also could I readily switch from booting from the dvd back to my Windows 7 ? Thanks

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    Boot Order: Tutorial on How to Change the Boot Order to run WipeDrive
    Also could I readily switch from booting from the dvd back to my Windows 7 ? Thanks
    You would need to reboot the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    without the CD in the drive
    "I used to be with it, then they changed what it was.
    Now what was it isn't it, and what is it is weird and scary to me.
    It'll happen to you too."

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    its difficult to tell you exactly how to change it, we don't know what BIOS your computer has, typically right when you turn on your computer to enter the BIOS there is a button you have to press, usually one of the F1-F12 keys or the Delete key. From there you would have to find a screen where you can set the boot order and put the cdrom device first.

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