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= BurningIsoHowto = '''Other Languages:'''
 * ComoGrabarIso (Español)
 * NlInstallatieHandleiding/NlIsobranden (Dutch)
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Ubuntu is distributed over the Internet as CD images, called ISOs. To install it, you first need to burn the ISO file to a CD. This page explains how you can do that in Ubuntu, Mac OS X and Windows XP/2000.
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'''Other Languages: ComoGrabarIso ''' If this sounds too complicated for you, there are other methods of GettingUbuntu.
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== Burning/writing an .iso Image to CD in Ubuntu == To burn an .ISO image onto CD you need a working CD/DVD burner. If writing fails, try selecting the option to write the CD at a slower speed.
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== From within Ubuntu ==
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To burn an .iso image onto CD obviously you will need a working CD/DVD burner. To write the image is very simple.  1. Find the .ISO image in the file browser available at Places->Home menu on top of the screen.
 1. Right click on the .ISO and select '''Write to Disc...''' (about 3/4 of the way down the menu). Follow the instructions.
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 * Click on the '''Computer''' menu at the top of the screen and select '''Home''', this should be the first thing in the menu.
 * Find the .iso image in the file browser that has just appeared.
 * Right click on the .iso and select '''Write to Disc...''' (about 3/4 of the way down the menu) and follow the instructions.
== From within Mac OS X ==
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''Note:'' The above instructions assume you are currently in Ubuntu. You may have found this page because you have downloaded the iso file in Windows and wish to burn it to CD in Windows as the first step to starting out with Ubuntu. Most of the CD burning programs available (or included with the purchase of your burner) can burn the iso image; check your help file for more information. However, if you did not receive Roxio or another cd burning program, a popular Windows option is [http://www.cdburnerxp.se/ !CDBurnerXPPro], a freeware program (as of this edit). To burn most ISOs, you can use Apple's Disk Utility (Disk Copy in older versions).
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== Burning/writing an .iso Image to CD with Mac OS X ==  1. Launch Disk Utility (Applications -> Utilities -> Disk Utility)
 1. Drag the ISO to the sidebar of the Disk Utility main window.
 1. Select the ISO where you just dragged it, and choose (Menu -> Image -> Burn...)
 1. Insert a blank CD and press "burn".
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To burn most isos, you can use Apple's Disk Utility (Disk Copy in older versions). However, there are some CDs that will not burn with Disk Utility (warty ppc, for example). For these, you need another piece of burning software, listed below. == From within Windows XP ==
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Using Disk Utility:  1. Verify the ISO file. [http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/using_md5sums.html Instructions on how to do this are available at OpenOffice.org].
 1. Download and install [http://ISOrecorder.alexfeinman.com/ISOrecorder.htm ISO Recorder].
 1. Right click on the ISO and click "Copy image to CD".
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 * Launch Disk Utility (Applications->Utilities->Disk Utility)
 * Drag the ISO to the sidebar of the Disk Utility main window.
 * Select the iso where you just dragged it, and choose (Menu->Image->Burn...)
 * Insert a cdr and press "burn."
== From within Windows 2000 ==
Unfortunately, [http://ISOrecorder.alexfeinman.com/ISOrecorder.htm ISO Recorder] doesn't work on Windows 2000. Here is an alternative method.
 1. Verify the ISO file. [http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/using_md5sums.html Instructions on how to do this are available at OpenOffice.org].
 1. Download and install [http://www.cdburnerxp.se/download.php?latest CD Burner].
 1. From the File menu, select "Write disk from ISO file", and select the ISO file you wish to burn.
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Using Disk Copy:

Write me.

Using Firestarter FX (avaliable at http://www.projectomega.org/subcat.php?lg=en&php=products_firestarter ):

 * Open Firestarter.
 * If you can burn anything with Apple's tools (Disk Utility, Disk Copy, Finder), then you can leave the defaults at the setup screen. If not, you might have to play with your driver settings, try the defaults first though.
 * Choose the "Burn Image" tab.
 * Click "Open" for the image file box and choose your iso.
 * Click "Burn."



From SteveLamb Fri Dec 10 16:12:37 +0000 2004
From: Steve Lamb
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 16:12:37 +0000
Subject: What about Ubuntu outside of Gnome?
Message-ID: <20041210161237+0000@https://www.ubuntulinux.org>

The above instructions are for inside Gnome. Unfortunately 2 hours of Gnome was all I could stand before moving to xfce4. Shouldn't there be more general directions which do not presume a specific desktop?

From mikerosenlof Thu Dec 16 16:51:40 +0000 2004
From: mike rosenlof
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 16:51:40 +0000
Subject: Something less desktop specific
Message-ID: <20041216165140+0000@https://www.ubuntulinux.org>


xcdroast is a CD burning program that is not specific to Gnome. I use this regularly with xfce4.

The command to start it is


   xcdroast



The GUI is pretty much self explanatory. You will want to run it as root once to set up some of the devices and parameters, but once user acces is allowed, you can run it as a normal user.

I won't try to document the entire program, but when you configure the program, you specify a directory that holds all of your track files. An ISO file is just another track file, so put the file you want to burn into that directory you've configured before you startup the program.

Choose 'Create CD' then 'Write Tracks'. The first window asks you to choose tracks to write, select your .iso file and 'Add' it to the layout. Click on Accept layout and you'll get a tab asking some parameters for the disk to write. Set these as you like, click 'Write Tracks' to start the burn process.

This is the abbreviated intro. www.xcdroast.org has more detailed instructions.


== Burning/writing an .iso Image to CD with Windows XP ==

For Microsoft Windows XP-SP2 computers, with highspeed download, you can get the .iso files (5 to 6 hundred megabytes) from:
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/download/

Most people will want to start with the ".ISO" file for "i386" "Live". The file will be at least 500MB.

Verify the file with the MD5 checksum. Here is one possible way: http://winmd5sum.solidblue.biz/

After downloading the ".ISO" file to your desktop, in WXP, make sure your file explorer settings allow you to see file extensions, so that you can verify that the file has an ".ISO" extension (if not, rename the last 3 letters of the file to "ISO"). For making a CD image, DO NOT try to "extract" any of the files contained within the .ISO image.

Then, as of Feb 2005, you should be able to go to this free website, and download this utility:
http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/Beta.htm

After installing this utility, Windows XP will be able to control the CD burner by just right-clicking on the ISO file, and the first menu option is "Copy image to CD". The only adjustment to be made is to run the settings down to 8x (for a more reliable burn).

Next, try something that you KNOW will work, FIRST. So get your MSWIN install-CD (98 or ME or WXP) and discover whether or not your CD will boot. (That is, try a "factory" CD first, as it is easy to make buggy CD-Rs, due to drive or driver or media problems).

Now, put the Ubuntu Live CD into the drive, and reboot. If you get a desktop, be patient, as this thing is not using your hard drive, and takes time to access menu choices. Also, for you WXP-heads like me, you get out of Ubuntu by clicking on the desktop's second menu item near the top of the screen, and at the bottom of the menu it says you can "log out".

You will find Spreadsheets, Word Processing, Games, and much more, all preinstalled on the demo CD!

Just a word about booting from CD. Make sure that this CD drive is the only one with a CD loaded into it, and remove any diskettes. Also, just before the OS announces that it is booting, (like maybe when it is counting memory), try hitting the ESC key a couple of times, in hopes that you'll get a "boot device menu" or maybe the motherboard will prompt you with "Hit any key to boot from CD:". Then really-quick hit a SPACE or ENTER key.

If you need to get into the BIOS, first don't be afraid of it. The only way to close any door that you can't re-open is to turn off the power during a BIOS upgrade, or to do a BIOS upgrade with a corrupted file. Otherwise, while you are warned that a false step can render the system non-bootable, just remember that you can usually go back into the BIOS and reverse any settings that you made. Make good notes. In the worst case, you may have to "clear" the BIOS back to it's defaults, by removing the battery or jumpering the Motherboard to clear the settings. (But use common sense. Don't experiment on the company's payroll computer the day before payday.)

Many computers require that you tap the DEL or the F10 key, to get into BIOS. Some want you to hit the F1 or F2. In the old days, we had to hit a ctl-alt-esc or F1 or F2. But if the OS announces that it is booting, and it is the wrong OS, then it's too late, and you may as well reboot immediately, to try again to get into the BIOS.

The standard boot order that most computers are set up with is, first-CD, second-floppy, third-HD. The motherboard, more specifically the BIOS, will decide whether there are more choices, or other available devices to boot from. For example, a LAN-boot would require a bootable disk image to be available on a server, and an ethernet card set up to know how to invoke that image upon boot. Likewise, it is here that you would instruct the computer to boot from an external USB device, if you have enabled "legacy USB" support.

If you don't see the Internet over your LAN/Ethernet, try removing power from your modem or Router, count 3 and power back on, just before you power up the computer (helps coax it to properly answer the DHCP request). In the menu at the top of the page, hit the little "world" icon to see if you can get a web page.
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Other Languages:

Ubuntu is distributed over the Internet as CD images, called ISOs. To install it, you first need to burn the ISO file to a CD. This page explains how you can do that in Ubuntu, Mac OS X and Windows XP/2000.

If this sounds too complicated for you, there are other methods of GettingUbuntu.

To burn an .ISO image onto CD you need a working CD/DVD burner. If writing fails, try selecting the option to write the CD at a slower speed.

From within Ubuntu

Note: When you put a blank CD in the drive, a "CD/DVD Creator" file browser will pop up automatically. Close this browser. The following instructions do not use it.

  1. Find the .ISO image in the file browser available at Places->Home menu on top of the screen.

  2. Right click on the .ISO and select Write to Disc... (about 3/4 of the way down the menu). Follow the instructions.

From within Mac OS X

To burn most ISOs, you can use Apple's Disk Utility (Disk Copy in older versions).

  1. Launch Disk Utility (Applications -> Utilities -> Disk Utility)

  2. Drag the ISO to the sidebar of the Disk Utility main window.
  3. Select the ISO where you just dragged it, and choose (Menu -> Image -> Burn...)

  4. Insert a blank CD and press "burn".

From within Windows XP

  1. Verify the ISO file. [http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/using_md5sums.html Instructions on how to do this are available at OpenOffice.org].

  2. Download and install [http://ISOrecorder.alexfeinman.com/ISOrecorder.htm ISO Recorder].

  3. Right click on the ISO and click "Copy image to CD".

From within Windows 2000

Unfortunately, [http://ISOrecorder.alexfeinman.com/ISOrecorder.htm ISO Recorder] doesn't work on Windows 2000. Here is an alternative method.

  1. Verify the ISO file. [http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/using_md5sums.html Instructions on how to do this are available at OpenOffice.org].

  2. Download and install [http://www.cdburnerxp.se/download.php?latest CD Burner].

  3. From the File menu, select "Write disk from ISO file", and select the ISO file you wish to burn.

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