I am having Installation trouble

Asked by Dreampainter on 2007-08-18

I downloaded a copy of Unbuntu 7.04 today and it does not want to install. I tried booting to the CD and the computer just went right to windows as usual...what am I doing wrong?

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2007-09-01
Dreampainter (dreampainter) said : #1

UGH I just did a double check and the properties I get when i right click on the ubuntu file in CD Rom, says read only...I am not normally thins computer illiterate...is that the case with all .iso files? I am still having no luck. A CD Burning software thing pops up when I ask the file to open...never saw this before

I think you have burned the .iso image as file and not as image.
And i don't know what software are using to burn the cd.

You can get the free Infra Recoder from http://infrarecorder.sourceforge.net/
to burn the Ubuntu image to cd.
Watch this UbuntuVideo for more details http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mduooMLIUl8

HTH

Dreampainter (dreampainter) said : #3

Well, thank you, but nevermind then, because it took 7 hours to download over a cable connection so I will just wait for the CDs to be sent to me. I used my friend's Computer and took up her entire day to download this file, so it was a major inconvenience, and whatever CD Burning software she has on her computer is what I used.I am positive I had saved it as an image so I've no clue why it saved/burned as a file and not an image...

I am sorry to have troubled you.
Thanks again.

Dreampainter (dreampainter) said : #4

PS : I am on a dial up connection myself so cannot watch any youtube or any other videos....but thanks again anyway!

If you burned the iso-file to the cdrom, then you don't have a problem, unless you've run out of cd's, that is. When you explore the cd-rom in Windows, you should not see one file named ubuntu-desktop.iso or something like that. You don't have to download it again, just write the cd the right way :)

Dreampainter (dreampainter) said : #6

I don't understand what you mean by "Write the cd the right way"....could
you please explain ?
Thank you.
Kat

-------Original Message-------

From: Jo-Erlend Schinstad
Date: 8/24/2007 1:09:45 PM
To: <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #11708]: I am having Installation trouble

Your question #11708 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/11708

    Status: Open => Answered

Jo-Erlend Schinstad proposed the following answer:
If you burned the iso-file to the cdrom, then you don't have a problem,
unless you've run out of cd's, that is. When you explore the cd-rom in
Windows, you should not see one file named ubuntu-desktop.iso or
something like that. You don't have to download it again, just write the
cd the right way :)

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Dear Dreampainter,
what files do you see if you try to browse your self-made cd from Windows?
If you see a only one file with .iso estension you have made the cd in a wrong way
than you must do a NEW cd. Please keep your old cd don't delete it.
Please tell us what kind of software do you use to make the cd... and we can help you.

We are glad to help you...!

HTH

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