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Creating a boot CD?

By CaptainRobbie
Jul 11, 2010
  1. Hi all,

    I'm building a new computer, but cannot afford a windows OS, so am going to install the Linux Ubuntu OS onto my new build. I was wondering if any of you new how to create a boot CD for Linux Ubuntu, so that i could simply put the CD into the new PC Build, and then install the OS from the boot disc i made. Thanks, Rob.
     
  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    In order to install Ubuntu all you need is a blank CD-ROM, it's almost as easy as you think :) All you need is the operating system .iso image file and burn that to a disk using ImgBurn or your other favorite burning software. You can also order a copy if you don't have access to a burner, but I don't know how much it is. Once you have the disk, just pop it in and go. Ubuntu sports a very easy-to-follow installer and disk partitioner just like Windows.

    To download the image file, go here: http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop
     
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Here you can find official distributors for a CD, but its not worth it imo. If you don't have a working computer with a cd/dvd, you may consider getting a drive, or asking a friend to do it.
     
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Or another option is to install Linux from your USB memory stick.

    Simply download your chosen Linux distro, and then use the following software (Windows based)

    http://www.linuxliveusb.com/

    I use it all the time: Its so much quicker, and easier than messing around burning a disc. :D
     
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