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Old 03-01-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
belladivediva
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Exclamation Trying to make an ubuntu installation disk, using ubuntu.


Here's my story: Over a month ago, I heard about ubuntu from a friend. I was starting to get fed up with how quickly my computer got viruses using windows, so I decided to try out ubuntu. I made a installation cd using this website as a reference: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/iso. it worked great. I made two copies of the CD. I put it on one of the 4 computers in our house. My friend bought me a copy of ubuntu for dummies, and since then, I've learned alot. My parents loved ubuntu. They had me install it on two more of our computers. We still have one computer that runs windows XP buisness on it. My step dad has sort of became a spokes person for ubuntu, because he loves it so much. He gave away one of our installation disks to a customer in his store. Now, he wants me to make a few more disks. The only problem is..I don't know how. I know for sure how to do it on a windows computer, but the only windows computer in our house has a bad cd rom drive. So, I've decided to try and do it on my ubuntu computer. I'm assuming it would be the same as how I did it on my windows computer, but I would like some reassurance.

Here's what I've done: Ive downloaded the ubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386.iso file from this website http://releases.ubuntu.com/8.10/ using the bit torrent provided from ubuntu..You know, the one that's already on your computer when you install ubuntu. Now, I plan to just burn that image to a disk using brasero disk burning program provided when I installed the CD. Is this the right way to do it? Or am I just going to burn a crap CD?
 
Old 03-01-2009, 11:40 PM   #2
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Just right-click on your .iso file...

Hi -

Personally, I've had good success with K3B. AFAIK, it's standard on all Ubuntu desktops.

Here are a couple of links that might help:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=408238
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=490305
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

'Hope that helps .. PSM
 
Old 03-01-2009, 11:47 PM   #3
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I think I needed to install K3b on Ubuntu as it needs a lot of kde libraries. But Brasero is good and small and works. If you do not have K3b do not panic. Use brasero and be happy.
 
Old 03-02-2009, 12:28 AM   #4
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belladivediva -

1. You've got lots of choices as far as making your bootable CD. I just wanted to suggest K3B was an example of a program I know from personal experience works.

The real issue is: just use whatever <right-click> gives you, and you should be fine ;-)

2. As far as KDE vs Gnome - I'd strongly urge you to consider installing the GTK+ runtime libraries if you're running KDE, and installing the KDE libraries if you're running Gnome.

IMHO .. PSM
 
Old 03-02-2009, 10:56 AM   #5
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okay, so I burned a cd and at the end of the process it says there was an error, to try a slower speed. I made the cd on the slowest speed possible. So, I booted up from the cd and checked it for defects. It said there were no defects. I tried a live session and everything went fine. Might there still be defects, even though it's saying there aren't?
 
Old 03-02-2009, 11:47 PM   #6
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If its booting fine then you should trust it if it says there are no defects. If you find errors then you should suspect it.
 
  


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