newbie installation question

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Wed Jun 3 11:48:08 UTC 2009

Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Jun 2009 20:27:20 -0700 (PDT)
> Tena Sakai <sakaitena at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>> Did you also tell the computer to boot off the disc?
>> Yes, but more in a bit.
>> The image I downloaded is 715 MB.  I tried to burn CD,
>> instead of DVD, but CD has capacity (after formatted) of
>> 690 MB and I am short of 25 MB.  As such, Roxio refuses
>> to do it.
>> Now back to the point A.
>> I was playing with boot option.  The set up I had was that
>> go to DVD first, and if that fails then boot off hard drive.
>> I changed that and got rid of the second option (hard drive).
>> Then the following came to the screen:
>> "No bootable devices --strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup
>> utility, Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics."
>> So this means that the DVD I burned is just not bootable.
>> I see no other option, though.
>> Any more ideas?
> If I understand you well... you download an image of 715MB, which means
> it is a CD image, but tried to burn it on a DVD ? No wonder it didn't
> work... an ISO image is not just a file, it's an image of the media
> (hence it's name). So an "image" of a CD can only be go to a CD media,
> not DVD ! And vice versa.
> So you must burnt your ISO to a CD not a DVD. 
> To know if you ahve burned it as an image and not just as a regular
> file, after you have burned it, read the CD and see what the Windows
> file manager shows: if it show a single file (hte ISO file) you did it
> wrong. If the CD contains contains a dozen directories, then you did it
> right ;-)
> The ISO is 715MB hence a little too big to fit on the CD ? Hmm, where
> did you get your ISO from ? Normally Ubuntu work hard to keep the ISO
> files in the 700MB limit precisely so that people can burn it.
> Indeed, a look at Ubuntu's download location for CD images shows that
> they are all under 700MB:
> --
> Vince
    That is correct but I wonder if there is a problem with Windows 
software reading them bigger? The main Jaunty LiveCD is 699.9999 
megabytes :-)

73 karl


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