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Hello there, I am a newbie to Linux (former windows user who wants something new). I am currently using a laptop, which has windows xp pro installed in it. I ...
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    trouble installing Ubuntu Linux


    Hello there,

    I am a newbie to Linux (former windows user who wants something new). I am currently using a laptop, which has windows xp pro installed in it. I have already created a partition to install Linux (preferrably Debian or Ubuntu) using Partition Magic. When I insert the ISO CD (I have copies of Debian and Ubuntu), I get the message, "Non-system or disk error. Replace the media and press any key" My BIOS clearly indicates that my CD-ROM drive is indicated as its primary booting device. What can I do to fix this error? Can somebody give me a hand? Thank you in advance.

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    It sounds like you have either burned the CD wrong, or you have a floppy in your floppy drive...
    if there is no floppy in the drive, then it's definitely a poorly burned iso.
    how did you attempt to burn them?

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    thank you for replying

    hello Lakerdonald,

    Thank you for your reply, I just checked your reply which asks me how I tried to burned the iso. For Ubuntu, I downloaded the ISO file without using jigsaw download, using a cd burning software, I burned the Ubuntu ISO on CD-R. For Debian, I used jigdo to download the ISO file. I used the same cd burning sofware (nero 5.0) to burn the ISO file. Is there a specific way I should burn these ISO files? by the way, there is no floppy drive in my laptop. when I burned the ISO files, I used the desktop computer to do it. Now I am away from home (where I burned these ISO files) for four months, I am not sure exactly how to get these ISO files.
    Anyhow, thank you for replying.

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    trouble installing Debian (or Ubuntu) Linux into my laptop

    Hello Lakerdonald,

    I think you might have missed my reply, so I will write it again. I received your reply couple of weeks ago saying that my ISO file might not have been burned into a CD correctly. That time, I used my Nero 5.0 to burn the ISO into the file. I am not sure exactly how to burn the ISO into the CD. Is there any specific way to obtain the ISO into the CD? Thanx in advance.

    Young

    P.S. I used jigdo to download the Debian Linux, and for Ubuntu, I just downloaded without using jigdo. Also, it would be nice if you could recommend which third party software I have to use to burn the ISO file into the CD.

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    It sounds like you burned the ISO like a file, not the image.

    There should be an option in Nero 5 (i use 4 on my windoze pos) to burn an ISO image onto the cd.

    Next time you get the chance try that instead of doing what you would normally do to burn the disc.

    And if you did choose the ISO option in the first try, then try burning it again at a slower speed.

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    Thank you

    Hello Afrodude,

    Thank you for your advice, I will definitely try to burn at slower speed. What speed do you think is the most ideal for burning ISO files?


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    Re: Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by Young
    What speed do you think is the most ideal for burning ISO files?
    I usualy burn them below x16 but for some reason I usualy use x4


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    Mmmm, never sucessfully burned an ISO. My burner doesn't like me on Linux. Anyone offer any advice?

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