Computer does not recognize iso in CD

Patrick Doyle wpdster at
Fri Jul 16 15:22:05 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 10:38 AM, Sherman Willden
<pedalsteel.e9b6 at> wrote:
> Thank you to all who helped. I did burn the iso and now the files exist on a
> CD but I haven't tried to install it yet. I can see it on this computer that
> I am typing on now so all appears to be fine. Now one other question. When I
> do install Ubuntu on the other computer will Ubuntu ask if I want to format
> the existing hard drive? That is what I want to do. Remove Windows and have
> Linux only on the host.
I hope you don't mean that you can see the .iso file on the CD -- you
won't be able to boot off of that.  You should see a number of folders
with names like casper, dists, install, etc... and a few files with
names like md5sum.txt and README.diskdefines.  If you don't see those
files, then the CD did not burn correctly.  Go back and read for tips on how to
burn the CD correctly.

To answer your question about formatting the existing hard drive, the
answer is: yes you can reformat the hard drive and install Ubuntu over
whatever is currently installed there.  For more information, read the
installation guide at


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