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Old 07-13-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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blocked download/burn

when I try downloading/burning wubi-ubuntu and having inserted a blank cd (as per instructions) to start using open source (ubuntu) an error box appears stating "no cd inserted. insert cd"and thats as far as I get and have tried over ten times. I am running windows 7 on a new dell inspiron laptop. I follow the directions closely.anyone recognise this problem ? As a newbie,and trying to install Ubuntu and looking for help and seeing somany requests for help I am becoming somewhat discouraged.I started out looking for an open source "office" as my new laptop only had the windows starter kit,and wanted another $200 bucks for their office.Assistance urgently required (I guess everyones request is "urgent" cheers,postdecoop.
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It seems the problem is with your windows .
Have you downloaded the Ubuntu's .iso image ??
You can install this CD or Say ISO image without writing to CD.
If CD is not being recognized try Inserting a Blank DVD and write on it if it get detected.
If u want a open Source office try Libre Office .. It can be installed on Windows too . just search libre office in google and u will get the download link..
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I would recommend against Wubi, just use the normal installation ISO image and either dual-boot or use a VM such as VirtualBox (which is nice for starting with Linux, since it doesn't reisk your data and you don't have to leave one OS to use another).

Also, LibreOffice works in Windows. You don't need Linux for it (although you really should still try Linux, you might even like it better than Windows and decide to switch! )
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