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Old 06-25-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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i cant install ubuntu 13.04

i installed zorin os 5.2 which i believe runs on ubuntu natty because windows7 wasnt working and i didnt have a recovery disk. i am trying to install ubuntu 13.04 i enter the bios and set it to boot from the optical drive but it only starts zorin. i know that the boot works i just dont know how to boot from the cd maybe from grub but i dont know how to use grub
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Open the quick boot menu and select your optical drive there, now it will boot from optical drive.

To open boot menu, either you have to press f10/f11 or esc continuously before booting, it depends on your BIOS settings.
Check there for the key and it will list all attached bootable devices, now you can select your desired option.
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Have you checked the checksum on the iso file?
Did you make sure to burn it as an iso image, not as a file?
Did you try a slow burn eg x5?
Old 06-26-2013, 08:15 PM   #4
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yes, the iso image might be duff but Zorin and Ubuntu are not the same thing, sorry if I have missed the point, but if you want Ubuntu 13.04 download, check, burn the iso to a disk and use that to install to a pc. You can checksum by means of md5sum or later, sounds difficult but saves hassle later.

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Originally Posted by mesusjartinez View Post
i installed zorin os 5.2 ... i am trying to install ubuntu 13.04 i enter the bios and set it to boot from the optical drive but it only starts zorin. ...
Lets start from the beginning:
1 Open a terminal in Zorin, then change to the directory that the Ubuntu 13.04 iso was downloaded to. For example:
cd /path/to/ubuntu_13.04
Then check the md5sum of the iso image:
md5sum ubuntu_xxx
where xxx represents the exact name of the iso image you downloaded. The output should match the md5sum from the mirror site where you downloaded the Ubuntu 13.04 iso image from.
If that checks out, then how did you burn the iso image? Be sure to burn the CD as an iso image, and not as a data CD, and burn it at the slowest possible speed for best results.
Then if you put the CD with Ubuntu 13.04 into your CDROM drive and open it on your Zorin system it should contain many files and directories, and not just be one iso file on the CD.
To verify that the CD md5sum is correct, see this tutorial on how to properly check the md5sum of an iso image CD:
The salient part of that tutorial is this command:
dd if=/dev/cdrom | head -c `stat --format=%s /ISO/Mandrake/MandrakeLinux-9.2beta1-CD1.i586.iso` | md5sum
Just replace /ISO/Mandrake/MandrakeLinux-9.2beta1-CD1.i586.iso with the path to your Ubuntu 13.04 iso image. Also, since that tutorial is a bit old, I replace the /dev/cdrom in the beginning of that command with /dev/sr0, since that is how optical drives are named these days on Linux.

If all of this checks out, you should be able to boot from the CD just fine, as long as your BIOS is set correctly.
This may seem a bit complicated for a beginner, but once you have done it a few times it becomes just another routine that you do.
This is how I verify that my iso CDs are burned correctly.
Write back if you need more help.

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Last edited by tommcd; 06-26-2013 at 09:27 PM. Reason: to add info


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