can not install Ubuntu7.04

Asked by Summer6 on 2008-09-02

Hi,Can you help me?I downloaded Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) with PC (Intel x86) desktop CD and then made a CD to install Ubuntu in my PC,which is Lenovo Thinkcentre.I set Bios to boot from CD-ROM and inserted the CD,then re-boot system,but it always shows"Reboot and select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"..

looking foward to having your good reprly!Thanks!

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Summer6 (sxia) said : #1

If need to Extract ubuntu-7.04-desktop-i386.iso to make a CD for installing?

SpLItz (ryad) said : #2

First can you check your cd for any errors. Then do a md5sum check; follow this guide:
If no error is detected and the md5sum check is ok, try installing with the alternate cd.
By the way, why are you not using Ubuntu 8.04?

Summer6 (sxia) said : #3

Thanks SpLItz,I found my downloaded file lacks of wubi-cdboot.exe so PC can not cdboot?
I will like to use Ubuntu 8.04 with >700MB but i only have 700MB CD on hand to make a cdboot.^-^..

Andrew (and471) said : #4

Don't worry, 7.04 doesn't have the wubi-cdboot.exe, it was introduced with Hardy Heron (8.04).

I would recommend you install 8.04 as 7.04 will have LOADS of updates and you will have to upgrade to Hardy Heron eventually.

Therefore you have 3 options.

1) Request an Ubuntu CD fom Shipit - You can request a free Ubuntu LiveCD from shipit, however it can take up to 10 weeks to arrive, so if it is urgent, don't take this option. -

2) Boot off a USB - If you have a large enough USB device and your BIOS can boot from USB you can try to boot from USB. Info here -

3) Make a Minimal CD - If you don't need the LiveCD capabilities and you just want to install Ubuntu, you can download a minimal cd image. This CD downloads the packages form the internet on install (so you need a decent internet connection) which minimizes on space, however it includes an installer, that may not be so user friendly, if you are confident you know what you are doing though, you can download it here -, and burn it to a CD, using the instructions here -

Hope this helps!

Summer6 (sxia) said : #5

Hi Rugby471,really appreciate your help!
I have sent out a request with a free Ubuntu LiveCD.Also,i will try these ways you mentioned above.Thanks again.