Booting Linux

James Takac p3nndrag0n at
Mon Aug 20 09:17:34 UTC 2007

On Monday 20 August 2007 09:10:56 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?

How did you burn the file to disk. Did you just burn the file to disk? Wont 
boot that way. Or did you try tto burn it as an image. If you let us know 
what software you'ren it, likely we can give you better instructions on how 
to do it. Oh shite. u used windows burn wizzard? that wont be bootable. u can 
use nero to do the job (usually comes with the burner) and select recorder in 
the menu then burn image and browse to the iso file

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