[ubuntu-uk] (no subject)

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Sun Jan 9 13:25:43 UTC 2011

On 09/01/11 12:59, Pottar Muzamba wrote:
> Hi Tony and Rob.
> Thanks for the prompt response to my plight.  Let me first explain how
> I created the edubutu CD.
> A.	How I created the DVD/CD
> 1.	I down loaded the software.
> 2.	When the downloading was completed, the following files appeared
> Edubuntu-10.04-dvd-i386 (with a dvd sign at the beginning)
> The second file is edubuntu-10.04-dvd-i386.iso.part
> I inserted a black DVD and highlighted the two file and instructed it to burn
> Please note that I tried to right click as per instructions given in
> the burning Iso instruction but there was no burning function.
> A window appeared asking me how I want to use the disc
> Disc Title: edubuntu
> Like a USB flash drive
> 		Or
> With a CD/DVD player (selected this option
> Went to next…
> Files ready to be written to the disc (2)
> edubuntu-10.04-dvd-i386 (under type NTI iso file, size 0KB)
> edubuntu-10.04-dvd-i386.iso.part under type PART file, size 222,322KB
> Please note that both files had down arrows at the beginning of the file names
> I clicked the burn function, another window appeared with the disc
> title (edubuntu) Recording speed, reduced it to 10x.
> Clicked burn
> A message appeared saying you have successfully burned your files then
> it ejected the CD before I clicked finish.
> This is basically the process I used to create the DVD/CD

Okay the edubuntu-10.04-dvd-i386.iso.part is a file that appears when 
you download the iso image (basically it downloads into the .part file 
and then when it's downloaded it is renamed to the proper filename).

I suspect the ISO didn't download correctly to start with.

You also need to burn the ISO image as a disk image rather than just 
burn the file on to the disc.  That is your DVD writer software should 
read the ISO file and burn it's contents to the DVD.

If you're running on Windows I'd suggest you install ImgBurn from 

When installed, you should be able to double click on the ISO file (it 
might come up as edubuntu-10.04-dvd-i386 with an icon which looks a bit 
like a CD on top of a piece of paper).  ImgBurn should then 
automatically start up and open the disk image.  Then you insert a blank 
DVD and click the burn button (it will be a big icon of a CD on top of a 
piece of paper with an arrow pointing to a CD).

Once it's burnt the DVD it should verify the disc to make sure it's 
burnt okay.

If you then look at the contents of the disc on Windows you should see a 
list of files and folders which look a bit like this...


(This is a listing of the Ubuntu 10.04.1 Desktop CD but it gives you an 
example of the sort of thing you will see).

If you see just one file, edubuntu-10.04-dvd-i386 then you have burnt 
the DVD incorrectly.

> B. 	Booting from the BIOS
> I tried to follow the instructions which Rob sent me and this is my experience.
> i)	I switched off the laptop and switched it on.
> ii)	During the process of booting, I pressed F2 and it took me inside
> setup utility  with the menu bar having, Information, Main, Security,
> Boot and exit.
> iii)	 Selected boot and it gave the boot priority order
> IDEI: Optiarc DVD RW AD-75805
> Network Boot: Legacy PCI
> USB HDD Device
> iv	I tried second and last option but did not respond.

You need to make sure the IDE1: Optiarc DVD RW AD-75805 is the first 
option, it will then look at the DVD drive first for a bootable disc, if 
it fails to find it then it will check the hard drive and so on.

Otherwise you may find that you can press the F12 (or maybe F10) key at 
startup to temporary select another boot device.  You may find when you 
turn the laptop on it pops up with a message saying something like 
"Press F12 to change boot order" or something like that.

Anyway, hope this helps.  I'd also suggest that you make a backup of any 
important data on your laptop before trying to install.  Chances are 
everything will be fine (I've not personally had any issues dual booting 
myself) but it's always a good idea to have a backup just in case.


More information about the ubuntu-uk mailing list