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    Did you check the md5sum? Made sure to burn as an image? And does the CD boot on another computer?
    See this page to make sure you didn't miss any steps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhismail View Post
    I did burn the iso image and it failed to boot - ie when asked to boot from CD, the computer somehow bypass the CD and booted fron harddrive.
    That sounds like a bad burn to the CD.

    Be sure you burn the iso file to the disk as an image with your burning software. We have a pretty good HowTo that you can check for all the proper steps to download, burn, and then boot a new Linux installation disk:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ins...ll-cd-dvd.html

    Note that if you simply copy the iso file to the disk, it won't work. Also, be sure you don't make the disk bootable yourself because your burning software should automatically take care of that during the burning process.


    Edit: oops, jayd512 pressed the ENTER key a bit quicker than I did...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfmetcalf View Post
    How did you burn the image?
    I just did the download, and the only option opened for me was to save it to file. When downloading was done, I went back to the download page and burn the .iso image at the lowest speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Did you check the md5sum? Made sure to burn as an image? And does the CD boot on another computer?
    See this page to make sure you didn't miss any steps.
    OMG!! I read about the md5sum and I must confess I do not understand what its saying.
    Can you pls explain in layman's words what it means!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhismail View Post
    OMG!! I read about the md5sum and I must confess I do not understand what its saying.
    Can you pls explain in layman's words what it means!!
    Might help.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhismail View Post
    OMG!! I read about the md5sum and I must confess I do not understand what its saying.
    Can you pls explain in layman's words what it means!!
    In a nutshell: All iso images have an md5sum and this is used to verify the integrity of the the file you downloaded by making sure the md5sums match up to the ones on the downloaded iso. If the iso you downloaded is corrupt in any way, it could have disastrous effects.
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