Installing Ubuntu with XP (beginner)

Asked by joe pellouchoud on 2008-11-28

I have obtained the .iso file on a thumb drive and burned it onto a CD. I am using a Dell computer so when I reboot I press F12 to get the boot menu and choose to boot from CD but XP just boots up as normal. I assume that if I can get the CD to boot I will be able to get started with the install.

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Georgi Slavov (vovals) said : #1

How did you burn the image file (.iso file) ? You have to burn it with burn image option in your burning software. If you burn the CD as usual data CD, it won't be bootable :)

cr125f150ba (cr125f150ba) said : #2

It also depends on the brand of what cd's you are using to burn the iso file. I know a couple people that had prblems with memorex cd's and then they bought a better quality brand of cdr's and it worked.

Ruben Romero (huayra) said : #3

This one is relatively easy:

1 if you believe the CD works:
 * Insert while in XP
 * See the options you get (among others to install Ubuntu from within XP)
 * See if any of them suit you

2. If there's a change the CD is not working
 * Nr 1. will not work, at least not if you try to install the whole of wubi
 * Burn a new CD with a lower speed. I've seen this happen before

It might be as simple as trying another set of keys under reboot, and it is worth to check if the CD/DVD unit is activated to boot and in the right order (somehow before the HardDisk boot device)

Best of luck!

joe pellouchoud (llepeoj) said : #4

OK, thanks. I think this may help. I just moved the files from the thumb
drive to the CD with whatever burner is built into XP. Do I have to get
some special burner software in addition to what is built into XP to be able
to do this?

CU...joe

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Georgi Slavov proposed the following answer:
How did you burn the image file (.iso file) ? You have to burn it with
burn image option in your burning software. If you burn the CD as usual
data CD, it won't be bootable :)

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Best Abi ^-^ (abiyasa-eka) said : #5

You can use nero, or any burning software in windows ...

But, when you right click .iso file, is there any option to burn image file to cd? (I don't know)

joe pellouchoud (llepeoj) said : #6

downloaded isoburner and reburned the image to CD and I'm over that hurdle. Thanks to all.