downloaded copy of ubuntu 6.06.1 wont unzip-

Asked by George Dodds on 2009-03-10

Attempting to use ubuntu 6.06.-1 desktop for the first time In order to avoid Mr Gates near monopoly. I have downloaded a copy to CD but can not open it. I'm told " you do not have permission to open this file - see the owner of this file or an administrator to obtain permission. Grateful for any help. I am using windows Xp pro at present.
Thanks, George

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Andre Mangan (kyphi) said : #1

If you have downloaded the Ubuntu 6.06 file then it would be in .ISO format (a disc image file).
You will have to burn this .ISO to a disc with a program that can unpack it such as Nero.

I wonder why you chose version 6.06 which is a Long Term Support (LTS) edition released in June, 2006. You might consider downloading 8.04.1 which is the most recent LTS release. The most recent version release is Intrepid Ibex 8.10.

The easiest way to get an updated copy of Ubuntu is to buy a Computer magazine with Ubuntu included on the cover disc.

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #3

Why are you using 6.06? You can get 8.10 *lol.

Best Tom (tom6) said : #4

It's just occurred to me that there might be a problem with making the Cd. Hopefully this link will help

and also booting from the cd can be tricky sometimes if you're new to bios's

In the Windows world getting an OS that might work on older hardware means using an older release. That's not the case in Linux. In linux it's almost always best to get the latest release. Most distros allow you to choose between their latest 'old','stable' or 'beta' release - in Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10 are the latest stable releases and 8.04 has Long Term Support. 9.04 is still being developed but is available for 'beta' testing if you're keen on testing new things. If Ubuntu is a bit too heavy for your machine then consider using Xubuntu instead as it's almost identical but a lot lighter on resources

There are plenty of distro that aim at machines that aren't top of the range machines but Ubuntu tries to make the most of the best kit so it's a bit too heavy for some. Please let us know what your Cpu speed is and how much ram you have and we might be able to steer you in the right direction in DistroWatch - which seems a popular and great place to compare different versions of linux's

Hopefully these should help
Good luck and regards from

George Dodds (gadodds) said : #5

My thanks to the kind people who went to some trouble to reply, in particular, Tom and Andre Mangan. I'm sure I will now get a suitable bootable disk.

As you will guess I'm on a steep learning curve. !. Once again thanks. Great support group.

Regards, George

Tom (tom6) said : #6

Its steep but the view is great :)

I started off with a dual-boot system so i could take it easy and still get everything i needed done in Windows if i couldn't figure it out in Ubuntu. Today was the first time in weeks that i'd been back into Windows and that experience made me even more glad i kinda left Windows behind. All i needed to do was a quick defrag and shut it down properly so i could resize my partitions a bit and give Ubuntu a little more room lol. You'll be surprised at how soon you'll suddenly realise you know a lot more than you know in Windows but it does take a few months really. Enjoy the journey :)

Welcome to linux-land especially the Ubuntu corner of it :)
Regards from
Tom :)

George Dodds (gadodds) said : #7


I should let you know that I am now the proud possessor of a fully working copy of the latest Ubuntu.

There is no way I could have done it without your help, take a big bow.



Tom (tom6) said : #8

< bows >

Thank you. Nicely done there :)

A dual-boot system is great if you can set it up - probabl ythe best way to have linux on your system

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)