Trying to boot for installation

Conny Enström uncurbed at
Mon Apr 8 14:27:19 UTC 2013

2013-04-08 16:20, George Reinhart skrev:
> I'm moving into Linux for the first time, though I was a Unix user in
> the 80s.  Downloaded the current stable version, and found that at 753MB
> it was too big to fit onto a 702MB CD.  So I looked back a bit and
> downloaded ubuntu-12.04.2-alternate-i386.iso, which fit, figuring I'd
> upgrade after it was installed.  This is going onto a Dell DHP, which is
> set to boot from CD but doesn't have the option of booting from USB.
> So I start it up and it just repeatedly asks me if I want to retry the
> boot.  Is the .iso supposed to be a bootable file?  If not, what else to
> I need?  Will appreciate any help.
> ~GR

Maybe a stupid question but did you burn the ISO as you should do it, or 
did you burn a backup of the ISO on the CD?

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