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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
i've downloaded kubuntu dapper and extracted the iso to a CD. ive changed my bios settings to boot from CD but it just loads XP.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    what files are on the CD?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    why dont you turn it on and off again, failing that kick it, or give it to the capitalist pigs and carry on using xp :(
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    why dont you turn it on and off again, failing that kick it, or give it to the capitalist pigs and carry on using xp :(

    nub.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    did you download the right version?

    try unplugging your xp drive and see what error/ bois message you get if it doesnt boot from the cd
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/8913/kubuntu2pq.jpg

    this is the root directory showing files on the CD. It's Kubuntu Dapper CD (not DVD).
    thanks
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    does the cd drive boot from other media? i.e an xp disc or a recovery disc? If so, you mucked up the burn somewhere.

    chances are it'll also say "Boot from CD:" at the startup if it's working right.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'd expect a boot disk to look different - I suspect this may be a run from windows jobby.

    What happens when you double click start.exe?

    Other than that, I don't know ubuntu.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Should work - I've used the Kubuntu CD several times in the last few days. As others have said, try booting off a different disc - you can do worse than download a recovery disc - they have their uses when something goes wrong ;).
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Burn the CD at the slowest speed possible for your writer. Boot CDs are really sensitive to the smallest of write errors.
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