Booting Linux

James Takac p3nndrag0n at
Mon Aug 20 22:42:37 UTC 2007

On Monday 20 August 2007 20:42:26 Kenn Cook wrote:
> 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

Hi Ken

And there's even a no install version (portable) which will run off a usb 


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