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Old 03-12-2014, 02:59 PM   #1
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Downloadind a Linux disro on Windows OS


How can I download and burn a usable copy of Linux on Windows os? I have been trying to burn after a download but all i get at best are open files on disc.

Thank you for your help.
 
Old 03-12-2014, 03:16 PM   #2
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Welcome!

You should follow the official instructions for whichever distro you are trying to install.

For example, here are the official instructions (with screenshots) for Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

Probably (I am just guessing here) your mistake was burning the disc as a data disc instead of a disc image. Here is an article with more details: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...dvd-on-windows
 
Old 03-12-2014, 10:47 PM   #3
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What exactly do you mean by "open files on disc."

When you burn an *.iso, be sure to use the "burn image" tool in your burning program. Also check the md5 sum on the download before you burn it.
 
Old 03-13-2014, 05:23 AM   #4
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I recommend the ImgBurn tool http://www.imgburn.com/ and (as above) select target as iso image, not file.
 
Old 03-13-2014, 09:19 AM   #5
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!
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Originally Posted by gtonee214 View Post
How can I download and burn a usable copy of Linux on Windows os? I have been trying to burn after a download but all i get at best are open files on disc.

Thank you for your help.
These links can be helpful;
Quote:
M$Windows:
Windows Burn tutorial <- 'Nero' Live Video for the newbies who burn the iso instead of the image of the iso.
Imgburn <- 'ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit!' + Freeware
-- MD5SUM:
M$Windows iso md5sum checking <- LQ Post on how too
md5sum.exe <- M$Win Application to perform md5sum checking.
winMd5Sum Portable <- FREE + Good for all M$ Windows
Additional links for when you start using Linux;
Quote:
Burn:
DVD-Authoring with Linux <- By Rainer Jochem
ISO, CDR, and CDRW media in Linux <- Techniques for media use & how to accomplish it!
CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning <- 'Describes some ways to check the validity of a burnt CD, either via the md5sum or via cmp (compare)'.
cdparanoia.SlackBuild rworkman's <- 'Cdparanoia is a Compact Disc Digital Audio (CDDA) extraction tool, commonly known on the net as a 'ripper'.'
Edit: Download Linux is a good location to get that ISO image.
Hope this helps.

Last edited by onebuck; 03-13-2014 at 09:21 AM. Reason: add link to downloads
 
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