Installation procedure in Official Ubuntu Documentation

Sue McConnell smcconnell at
Fri May 11 09:41:59 UTC 2007


I have installed Ubuntu in the last few days - it took some time, but
now I have it all up and running and I'm delighted.  While reflecting on
the process of installation, I have a suggestion which I think is worth
emailing you about.

After I had downloaded the .ISO file, I burnt it to a CD and was very
confused about why my pc could not read it when it booted up.  It was
only when I managed, by chance, to get to this page in the community
documentation:  that I
realised that there was another process involved in extracting the .ISO
file into some other files and folders.  This involves downloading Infra
Recorder and using this program to burn the CD.  

When you look at the official documentation.  Go to...  New to Ubuntu
7.04 ---> If you've been using Windows  .  The documentation talks
about preparing to switch and then migrating the data.  But there's no
actual description on how to create the boot cd in the correct way.  

I'm new to Ubuntu and new to Linux, so I didn't know that an .ISO file
was an extractable file.  If I had downloaded a .zip file in Windows, it
would seem obvious to me that I needed to extract it before it was
usable, but I didn't have the same knowledge about a .ISO file.

I hope that this is useful to you.

Thanks for a wonderful product - I'm totally excited to use it!!


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