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Hello everyone. I read quite a few tutorials and posts about installing and booting Linux, but I am still having problems. I made an attempt to download and burn Ubuntu ...
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    Help burning/installing Ubuntu


    Hello everyone. I read quite a few tutorials and posts about installing and booting Linux, but I am still having problems. I made an attempt to download and burn Ubuntu to a cd so that I can install it on another computer that I am getting. I went to Ubuntu's website and downloaded version 6.10 from this page:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/products/GetUb...currentrelease

    It took about 1.5 hours for it to finish downloading. Prior to this, I attempted to download CDBurnerXP, to no avail. For some reason, I can't find it on my computer anywhere; no desktop item appeared, and I've looked through all my system files, drives, etc. and it's just not there. However, I do have Sonic DigitalMedia LE v7, so hopefully that will be just as good for what I'm wanting to do.

    So after Ubuntu finished, again, nothing appeared on my desktop; instead there were 2 files saved under My Music folder, one was titled Shortcut to Ubuntu-6.10-desktop-i386.iso and the other, which is a zip file, is titled Shortcut to cdbxp_setup_3.0.116.

    From here, I am pretty much lost. By no means am I a computer guru, and I don't know which file I am supposed to burn to the cd. I don't even know if these are the correct files.

    Please let me know what I should do, or if I am doing something wrong, how to correct it so that I can burn this cd.

    Thanks very much.

    Jimmy

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    Run this in a DOS prompt -
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    cd %userprofile%\My Documents
    dir *ubuntu*
    and post the results back. If you have WinRar installed the file may appear to be an archive, but it is a disk image. Some archiving tools can be used to open these images so they are associated with them.

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    It says "Too many parameters - Documents"

    Sorry if I am doing this wrong. Like I said, I don't know that much about computers.

    Maybe I should just buy a package that already has the distro on the disk for me. I'm ready to pull my hair out over this.

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    How you downloaded Ubuntu .iso image? which software did you use?




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    The file that's named Shortcut to Ubuntu-6.10-desktop-i386.iso may be the image. However, whenever I try to open it, I get a message that says "Windows cannot open this file", then it goes on to say that it needs to know what program created it. It then gives me a choice to either open the program with the Web, or choose a program from a given list. I clicked on "open with Web" and it brings up an internet page saying:

    Windows has the following information about this file type. This page will help you find software needed to open your file.



    File Type: CD-ROM Image

    File Extension: .iso

    Description: This file is a CD-ROM image.

    Software or information available at:
    Gilles Vollant Software WinImage
    GoldenHawk CDROM Recording Software
    IsoBuster
    Padus DiscJuggler

    This made me assume this is the file that I needed to put on the cd. So, I burned it to a blank CD-R, and when I put the cd in, it just brings up a page with the shortcut to the document. When I go to that, it takes me back to the internet page with the above text.

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    Shorcut is just a Pointer of a file saved somewhere else.
    right click on shortcut icon and select 'properties'. check path of 'Target' text box. navigate to that path. thats the original file. Burn it.





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    Talk about feeling like a noob

    I burned the original file to a CD-R, but I'm getting ready to leave. I'll try it first thing when I get home tomorrow.

    Thanks very much for your help!

    Jimmy

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