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Burning an ISO of Ubuntu
Remember: no matter what burning program you use, never burn ISOs as data, and never extract the ISO using a zip-file program or WinRar.
If your computer can boot from USB, then you can save yourself a CD by making Ubuntu a bootable USB.
Most of the default options will suffice, but you should select a slow CD writing speed (4x or 8x, as opposed to 48x). A slower writing speed is less likely to result in a badly burned CD. Badly burned Ubuntu CDs can freeze up in the middle of booting up or installing.
For both Mac OS X and Windows, if you don't get the Ubuntu icon but just get a regular CD icon, double-click on the CD icon. If all you see is one big file called ubuntu-##.##-desktop-####.iso instead of a bunch of files and folders, then you didn't burn Ubuntu correctly. You burned the .iso as data instead of as a disk image. Go back and follow the above instructions more carefully.
Now your Ubuntu CD is ready for you. Just reboot (from the CD instead of your hard drive), and you should be ready to start using Ubuntu!
Last updated 10/13/10 10:08
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