OS will not boot from CD on startup

Asked by Zach Kaylor on 2013-03-10

CD is a DVD-RW.
On start-up, I press ESC and wait for the options menu. I then press F9 and choose CD Drive.
Each time I try to load the OS from the CD, it instead loads Windows.
I'm fairly sure it is installed correctly on the CD.

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This question was originally filed as bug #1153124.

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We understand the difficulties you are facing, but it is better to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. You can also find help posting your problem in the support forum of your local Ubuntu's community http://loco.ubuntu.com/ or asking at http://askubuntu.com. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs.

Did you download the DVD ISO?
Did you MD5 test the ISO you downloaded?
Did you burn the ISO as slowly as possible?
Did you burn the ISO as an image and not extract it?
Did you not use the crappy inbuilt burning application in Windows?
If you read the DVD in Windows do you see lots of files or just the ISO on its own?

Thanks

Zach Kaylor (avanasear) said : #3

From the questions you have asked, it seems I should have only burnt the
ISO. I extracted the files before burning the disc.
On Mar 10, 2013 6:31 AM, "actionparsnip" <
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> Your question #223867 on Ubuntu changed:
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> actionparsnip requested more information:
> Did you download the DVD ISO?
> Did you MD5 test the ISO you downloaded?
> Did you burn the ISO as slowly as possible?
> Did you burn the ISO as an image and not extract it?
> Did you not use the crappy inbuilt burning application in Windows?
> If you read the DVD in Windows do you see lots of files or just the ISO on
> its own?
>
> Thanks
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No you do not. Just becauae your IOS gives it a WinRAR archive folder does NOT mean you extract ut. Stop using icons and think instead. After you MD5 test the file, right click it and open it with your burning software and burn as slowly as possible. This adds the bootloader to the media you create which is removed when you extracted the file. This is the same for ANY ISO file you intend to burn.

Zach Kaylor (avanasear) said : #5

I got it to work, no thanks to you.
On Mar 10, 2013 3:41 PM, "actionparsnip" <
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> Your question #223867 on Ubuntu changed:
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> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> No you do not. Just becauae your IOS gives it a WinRAR archive folder
> does NOT mean you extract ut. Stop using icons and think instead. After
> you MD5 test the file, right click it and open it with your burning
> software and burn as slowly as possible. This adds the bootloader to the
> media you create which is removed when you extracted the file. This is
> the same for ANY ISO file you intend to burn.
>
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well it was, you picked up that you weren't to extract the file.....

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