newbie installation question

Tena Sakai sakaitena at
Wed Jun 3 15:43:17 UTC 2009

Hi Karl,

No, sourceforge had a problem, but it had nothing to
do with ubuntu.  Earlier, while I was unable to create
a bootable cd/dvd, someone suggested to use something
else.  This something else was a software which in turn
goes to download whatever the list of software it knows
to handle (one of which is ubuntu).  As I downloaded
that software from sourceforge, I couldn't execute it.
Vista said it was not executable, or words to that effect.

After I read what Vince wrote, I went to:
to download the image, as suggested by Vince, and
that image was fine and I was able to burn CD with it.

At the outset, I did go to:
and chose desktop edition.  Then it gave me a whole
bunch of choice as to download site all over the world.
I chose a site geographically not far from where I am.
But in the hindsight I think this site had wrong image
in the wrong folder and I, being a trusting person, down-
loaded that (wrong) image twice.

Perhaps, there ought to be a sign in a large font to
alert folks that a) the size of image one winds up should
be xxx mb and b) one must burn CD, not DVD.  It would
be good if there is a way to check what one receives is
correct one or otherwise by something like MD5 or GPG.

Just my two bits.

Thank you for your concern.  I appreciate it.


--- On Wed, 6/3/09, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:

From: Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at>
Subject: Re: newbie installation question
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at>
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 4:58 AM

Tena Sakai wrote:
> Hi,
>> 1 -
> I am not sure what you mean by "use a usb key".  But I
> downloaded the file from sourceforge and try to run it.
> Here's what it told me:
> "C:\Users\blablabla\unetbootin-windows-344.exe is not
> a valid Win32 application.
> I am starting to feel that there is a conspiracy from microsoft
> and they want to stop me from using linux at any cost.
> Tena
    No the conspiracy is caused by your obtaining Ubuntu from 
Sourceforge. That is not the proper source for Ubuntu. You need to 
delete the iso file you got from Sourceforge, and get the iso file from 
the Ubuntu web page at:

and get the Desktop version that is just a few bytes smaller than 700 
MBytes :-)

    Sorry you have to D/L another monster :-)

73 Karl


    Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
    Linux User
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