Booting Linux

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Aug 20 23:21:27 UTC 2007

On 08/20/2007 03:42 PM, James Takac wrote:
> 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 
> stick
> James

For windoze I've always found CDBurnerXP Pro reliable, fast, and well
supported. It's free.

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