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    Linux install issue - computer won't boot from CD or USB

    I'm trying to install 11.10 on a new Lenovo IdeaPad that came with Windows 7. I've tried putting the .iso on a CD and a USB and rebooted multiple times, but the computer isn't booting from the CD or the USB; it keeps reloading Windows.

    When I try to run the CD through Windows, there's an option for the CD to install a boot helper. When I try to install that boot helper, I get this message:

    "An error occurred:

    'WindowsBackend' object has no attribute 'cd_path'

    For more information, please see the log file: c:\users\notatp\appdata\local\temp\wubi-11.10-rev241.log"

    Any ideas how I can get it to boot and install? I successfully installed to my old computer. The new IdeaPad is not so cooperative.

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    Administrator MikeTbob's Avatar
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    Hello and Welcome.
    Before you go any further. You need to make sure that you understand the need for backups or copies of important data and the possibility that you may need the disc to restore your machine or a copy of Windows, just in case something goes wrong during the Linux install. With that being said, did you try setting the machine to boot from CD/DVD drive or USB in the BIOS? How did you burn the ISO file? Did you set the CD to boot? Tell us as much as you can.
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    Administrator jayd512's Avatar
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    Welcome aboard!

    Just to add to what Mike said, take a look here for some extra info on burning your .iso to disc.
    It sounds like you may have just copied the files to disc, instead of burning as an image.

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