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    Ubuntu won't boot

    This is my first attempt at installing Ubuntu (or any Linus distro for that matter). I dloaded both the "live" and the "install" iso files from I have reset my BIOS to boot from the DVD drive. But nothing happens...the system proceeds directly to Windows (XP Pro BTW). I ran md5sum on the "live" version and was given a long string of characters but no error messages of any sort. Is there something that needs to be done to the iso file prior to burning it to CD?

    Someday I hope to be a Linux newbie, right now I'm still a zygote dreaming of the day I can excise the cancer from my hard drive that is Microsoft Windows.

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    Did you burn the ISOs as images or did you burn them straight to disk? You have to burn them as an image (this option may be available in your burning program). What are the contents of the disks?

    Consult this thread should you have burnt them as a normal files (contents of CD are just the ISO) -

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