Iso linux make bootable

  Jwbjnwolf 22:25 27 Oct 2010

one my xp netbook I have trial of winzip and I have an iso image of ubuntu linux, which I can open in winzip and it has lots of files and folders which I am guessing I have to extract them and burn on to a disk so I can boot from it because iso image on the disk untouched aint bootable
Am i right that i gotta do this?

  justme 22:41 27 Oct 2010

You use the iso image to burn a bootable cd. Just copying the files to a cd will not work.

Most cd burners can do this but if yours can't then a quick search on google will give you a choice of burners (free and otherwise) which you can download to do the job.

  LastChip 23:16 27 Oct 2010

click here for information on exactly how to do it. I wrote it a while back, but it's still relevant.

  octal 05:57 28 Oct 2010

If your Netbook hasn't got a disk drive then you will have to burn it to a USB flash drive. Also if you are using a Netbook then use the Ubuntu Remix as this is designed for the Netbook and its smaller screen size.

I have this on my little Netbook and I love it.

click here

  Jwbjnwolf 14:14 28 Oct 2010

I have a samsung dvd rewriteable which I have used to burn stuff to disk lots of times but when I try to boot from the cd I have created like pc pro says it says no operating system found

  octal 21:23 28 Oct 2010

Have you made sure that the CD/DVD drive is the first to boot in the BIOS?

This is what the file system should look like if you have burnt the ISO correctly to a CD click here

  octal 21:25 28 Oct 2010

By the way, if it's a usb drive then you will have to make sure the USB is the first to boot in the BIOS.

  Jwbjnwolf 21:36 28 Oct 2010

what i do is press f12 before booting into windows which give you a choice of which to boot from so i select the dvd drive
i have booted from cd before

  octal 21:37 28 Oct 2010

Is the DVD drive an external one?

  Jwbjnwolf 23:12 28 Oct 2010


  octal 05:50 29 Oct 2010

Then it probably plugs into the USB port, go into the BIOS and make sure the USB is the first one in the boot order.

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