novice needs basic advice

Asked by livylee on 2008-02-26

After three days of trying, I think I now understand how to burn the Ubuntu iso file image to a cd. I am asking here for confirmation of my understanding of a current problem. The file size shows as 695 MB and, as the cd's I already owned were smaller than that, I went and bought 700 MB disks. Unfortunately, although the disks have "700 MB" printed on them, they show less available space than that once they are in my cd burner--and not enough to accommodate all 695 MB of Ubuntu. Am I correct in thinking I must go buy some cd's with more than 700 MB in order to burn the 695 MB file? I can see this sounds stupid, but, as I mentioned, I am a novice. Thanks, Olivia

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It's strange thing -- there is no reason to not burn ISO on 700MB CD -- I have done it yet many times... Maybe some problem with your burning application -- which one are you using?

livylee (livylee) said : #2

When I could not get results with my Roxio Creator Basic, I downloaded InfraRecorder and used that. I think the only problem is that the so-called "700 MB" disks actually have only about 650 MB available. Olivia

Yes, maybe it's poor quality... Try to buy another kind of CD, but this is very unusual...

livylee (livylee) said : #4

Here is a link to a site where I asked for help with a problem. The problem revealed here--the loss of my operating system--is what led to my interest in Ubuntu.
As you will notice, nobody has yet supplied any solution.

rinku (1rinku) said : #5

download software poweriso
load the disc image and it will burn the cd.700mb is enough for ubuntu

peter b (b1pete) said : #6

livylee, please take a look at ticket #26701 answers, it shows the ubuntu site where you'll find all the info you need to burn successfully the cd.

hope this helps.

peter b

danielgd (danielgd) said : #7

Please check your burner program settings. Windows burner programs use to limit CD burning to 650 MB unless overburning is enabled.

Also make sure you burn the iso file as a CD image, not as a file or it won't work.

I hope it helps

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