Booting Linux

Kenn Cook kcook at
Mon Aug 20 11:42:26 BST 2007

James Takac wrote:
> 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
You can download free burning software from 
.  This will allow you to burn your iso files without having to buy 
software like nero (unless you already have nero or roxio). 

Kenn Cook

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