Ubuntu Install Disk Errors

June 17, 2011 at 14:45:22
Specs: Windows XP, 2.1 GHz / 3545 MB
I have tried writing iso images to CD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW for a boot disk. I've worked on two seperate computers to run the image maker. The one that I'm trying to install on doesn't have Internet. I don't know if that matters, I'm just stating everything.

The last CD I tried was a memorex CD-R, 52X, 700MB storage. I used InfraRecorder and set it to write on the drive the CD was in, Write speed 2X, write method SAO. All the check boxes but Simulation were checked.

When I put the disk into the computer I'm trying to reimage, it rejected it. I tried booting it once and it skipped booting from the CD. The second time, I went through the whole thing and made sure it was going to boot from the CD, but it gave me the oh-so-generic "Strike F1 to continue, strike F2 for setup utility".

It's getting on my nerves, and I've wasted at least 5 CDs and DVDs on this one little project. I'm not going to use another CD.


Any input you may have is highly appreciated. Thank you. :)

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June 17, 2011 at 15:58:21
Redownload the Ubuntu ISO file:


Download & install ImgBurn:


You should be able to figure out the rest.

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June 17, 2011 at 18:32:49
There is a way to test the download if you don't want to try another file download.

Also we may need to know how old is the computer.

Can you test the disk on some other system? Live cd's are safe to test on most systems.

Are you burning the iso as an image? When you put cd in a working system can you see many folders and files or just one?

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July 8, 2011 at 23:23:41
Download the ubuntu iso file from the ubuntu.com website..
Put a blank disc into your hardisk and RUN THE ISO FILE.. a burner will open up asking you to select the drive of the blank disc..Select the disc drive and click burn..
after you have done that.. open the cd in windows itself and click on 'wubi.exe'
nere select install inside windows.. as the bootup process is very slow..
Select the partition.. Also note that installing inside windows will only help the ubuntu installation process.. the ubuntu partition will be created differently..
Revert back.. if any problem..

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