I'm trying to sort out a computer that has a corrupt XP operating system. The system disc does not permit repair of the OS -offers to reformat the drive and reinstall the OS. I'm trying to make a bootable Ubuntu (linux) CD in order to get data off the hard drive before reformatting. I used InfraRecorder to burn the image to CD - in fact burned to different CDs 3 times - but cannot boot from the CD. Any recommendations about burning a CD that will boot? Or other techniques for sorting out the problem Thanks for your help - PC Advisor readers are a reliable source of useful ideas!
Thanks for helpful comments The problem I've had is burning a working copy of the ISO file. Wnem I used InfraRecorder it unpacked the files to the CD but I got an error message when booting from it. I then tried another couple of times to burn it but ended up with CDs that showed as fully written,, but unreadable. I'll try again but it seems to be more of a problem with the CD burning.
Not sure why you are having problem with cd but you could try creating a bootable USB memory stick with Ubuntu. As long as the pc will boot from USB, this is a much faster process than booting from cd. click here for instructions.