Really New to Ubuntu

Shawn McCuan smccuan at gmail.com
Sat May 10 16:49:33 UTC 2008


On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 12:44 PM, Phil Sexton <philsexton at skybest.com>
wrote:

> Ron Schwartz wrote:
> > I'm am trying to try out ubuntu to see if I like it and am having
> > bunches of problems.  I want to try the version that allows me to run it
> > from a CD/DVD without having to install it on my PC.  I first downloaded
> > the version 8.04 desktop ISO.  The instructions say to burn it to a 700
> > MB CD.  The problem is that the file is larger than 700 MB, so it won't
> > fit.  I performed the procedure for verifying the download and it is
> > fine.  I burned the ISO to a DVD (+RW), but it didn't burn correctly as
> > all I get is the unexpanded file on the DVD.  Do I need to burn it to a
> > DVD +R instead?
> >
> > I am in the process of downloading the Alternate desktop version as it
> > is a little smaller file.  At this point, I'm not sure I'm downloading
> > the right file at all.  It seems to me the only choice I have is to
> > download a version that installs on my PC and I don't want to do that
> > just yet.
> >
> > Where do I go from here?
> >
> > Ron Schwartz
> >
>
> Apparently you burnt the iso file as a data CD.
>
> See this:
> <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto>
>
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This was the link I was looking for to send to him, but - you beat me to it
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