ISO image problems
I swear I followed the instructions from this page exactly :
Downloading and burning an ISO of Ubuntu
Only exception is that I burned the ISO image with Burn4Free. It worked great for DSL, discs for Mandriva and Ubuntu showed up as blank discs even though I can see they had something burned on them, mostly full.
I tried it again for Ubutnu following above page step by step and can view files but the computer wants to save or print pictures from the disc. No Ubuntu page comes up, no Ubuntu Icon on the disc. I will try to boot with it tonight, but have misgivings. I must be missing something. Any ideas what's going wrong?
The only sure way to see if your burn went right is to fire up the live CD. If you set your bios to boot CD before hard drive, and boot the Ubuntu live CD, it should come right up, provided nothing else is wrong. If it won't boot, then I'd try again. If no joy a second or third time, then look at maybe getting Nero or another burning program known to make dependable Linux CDs. I didn't read the link you provided, but a few things in case you missed them:
Check md5sum to ensure you have a complete and uncorrupted image after download is completed.
Make sure to choose "burn image." Otherwise you are just transferring the .ISO file in it's raw form to the CD.
Burn at slowest speed possible 6x or 8x is good. Some will argue that burn speed doesn't matter because they've "never gotten a bad CD at mach3x," but I'm here to tell you that it CAN matter.
Know also that there really is such a thing as a bad blank CD right out of the box. Some just won't work even after you've done everything right.
Good luck. :)
Here's another HowTo you can follow for proper ISO image burning:
I may be working with cheap discs,or maybe burned a little too fast. For some reason my computer thinks the folders in the ISO are picture files, but who cares what Windows thinks? It looks like I actually did it right, Ubuntu comes up on boot, but then freezes on install. So I'm trying it again with a slower burn speed. I may need to use another burn program to adjust the speed. Thanks
When I last installed Ubuntu, I couldn't get the GUI installer to install correctly on my machine, but the text installer worked perfectly. You can find the text installer on the Ubuntu downloads page. It's called "alternate CD":
Originally Posted by LuxPR
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The checkbox for it is right under the green "Start Download" link.
I am not completely sure, but if you don't want to update Ubuntu with apt-get and you downloaded the iso images following the link from Ubuntu website you get a distro that is not a LiveCD and has a textual installer, anyway if you pay attention on the downlad page you can download the livecd too.
Thanks everybody. I wasn't expecting Ubuntu 7.10. Overnight the downloads page changed and I had to go hunting since I wanted the live CD and not the alternate install. I was able to burn 7.04 at 12x, which was the lowest I could go and it works great.
I feel I should mention that although the CD worked fine on the computer I downloaded it from I still had a freeze problem when I tried to put it on my computer at home. I seem to recall reformatting Windows and having the same problem, it took several tries. I had forgotten about that. On a whim I used the Ubuntu memory check and found I had bad memory. I had to replace a stick. So..... the freezing on install may have simply been bad memory.