Booting Linux

Matthew Voss matthew.lns1 at
Mon Aug 20 01:54:06 UTC 2007

Did you use infaRecorder to burn the .iso file? There should be more than
one file on the disk.

On 8/19/07, Bruce Marshall <bmarsh at> wrote:
> On Sunday 19 August 2007, Michael & Ulli Hanley wrote:
> > I just downloaded Ubuntu 7.04 desktop-i386iso onto my laptop hard disk.
> > I confirmed the integrity of the file with WinMD5Sum.
> > I burned to a CD using HP Solution center to get to the Windows burn
> > wizard. I tried opening the file on my hard disk, but message said
> Windows
> > cannot open
> > I then put the CD into an older computer and tried booting it there.
> > Even though the setup was modified to put the Cd drive ahead of the hard
> > disk and the computer turned off and on, the computer persisted in
> > booting up Windows instead.
> > I could find nothing in the Ubuntu documentation about booting up.
> > What am I missing?
> I suspect you burned it as an ordinary file...   you need to burn it as an
> iso-image file which will put boot stuff in the right places.
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