Trying to boot for installation

Sarunas Burdulis sarunas at
Mon Apr 8 16:51:44 UTC 2013

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On 04/08/2013 12:31 PM, George Reinhart wrote:
> From Felix Miata mrmazda at 
> <>
Mon Apr 8 14:34:56 UTC 2013
>> Exactly how did you go about getting the .iso onto the CD? An
>> .iso
> isn't a
>> file that you copy onto a CD. It has to subsume the CD by a
>> special
> "burning"
>> process. Exactly how that's done depends on the program you use
>> to do
> it with.
>> -- "The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant 
>> words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)
>> Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!
>> Felix Miata ***
> Sorry, but I have no idea what tool to use to "unpack" an .ISO
> file.  To quote the instructions at
> <>,
> Desktop CD
> The desktop CD allows you to try Ubuntu without changing your 
> computer at all, and at your option to install it permanently
> later. This type of CD is what most people will want to use. You
> will need at least 384MiB of RAM to install from this CD.
> There are two images available, each for a different type of
> computer:
> PC (Intel x86) desktop CD 
> <>
For almost all PCs. This includes most machines with
> Intel/AMD/etc type processors and almost all computers that run 
> Microsoft Windows, as well as newer Apple Macintosh systems based
> on Intel processors. Choose this if you are at all unsure.
> So I clicked on the link "PC (Intel x86) desktop CD 
> <>",
which led to an ISO file.  My current "main" machine (a Dell OptiPlex
> GX1 running Win2000Pro)  has no idea what to do with that file.

You don't have to unpack the .iso file. This is more of a "how to burn
an .iso image using Windows" question. Perhaps this will help:

and then follow the "How to burn a DVD" under "Windows".

Sarunas Burdulis
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