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Old 08-31-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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Problem with latest Ubuntu downloaded .ISO


I have just downloaded the latest Ubuntu .ISO file (12.04)
My problem is that the ISO is 707mB, which is too large for a 700mB CD!
I am downloading and attempting to burn the CD under Windows using Nero, when I attempt to burn the CD I get "Image is too large for media used"
I tried again with a DVD but got "Wrong media, insert R/W CD"

Can anyone help me out? I am totally stuck at the moment!
 
Old 08-31-2013, 07:36 PM   #2
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Is your burner dvd capable? Or is it only a cd burner? Another option is to use the image to creat a bootable usb drive that is if your computer is able to boot from one. You could also try a smaller destro which will fit on a cd. Check out http://www.distrowatch.com

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Old 09-01-2013, 12:21 AM   #3
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Under 700MB

http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso...12.04/release/

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Desktop CD

The desktop CD allows you to try Xubuntu without changing your computer at all, and at your option to install it permanently later. This type of CD is what most people will want to use. You will need at least 192MiB of RAM to install from this CD.

There are two images available, each for a different type of computer:PC (Intel x86) desktop CD
For almost all PCs. This includes most machines with Intel/AMD/etc type processors and almost all computers that run Microsoft Windows, as well as newer Apple Macintosh systems based on Intel processors. Choose this if you are at all unsure.
Also under 700MB

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Alternate install CD

The alternate install CD allows you to perform certain specialist installations of Xubuntu. It provides for the following situations:

setting up automated deployments;
upgrading from older installations without network access;
LVM and/or RAID partitioning;
installs on systems with less than about 192MiB of RAM (although note that low-memory systems may not be able to run a full desktop environment reasonably).

In the event that you encounter a bug using the alternate installer, please file a bug on the debian-installer package.

There are two images available, each for a different type of computer:

PC (Intel x86) alternate install CD
For almost all PCs. This includes most machines with Intel/AMD/etc type processors and almost all computers that run Microsoft Windows, as well as newer Apple Macintosh systems based on Intel processors. Choose this if you are at all unsure.
Happy Trails, Rok

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Old 09-01-2013, 07:50 AM   #4
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Under 700MB

http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso...12.04/release/



Also under 700MB



Happy Trails, Rok

Many thanks, I'll give this a try, at least I can get this onto a normal CD!

Wilf
 
Old 09-01-2013, 07:53 AM   #5
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Is your burner dvd capable? Or is it only a cd burner? Another option is to use the image to creat a bootable usb drive that is if your computer is able to boot from one. You could also try a smaller destro which will fit on a cd. Check out http://www.distrowatch.com
Thanks for your reply, I can burn DVDs, but the 707mB ISO is a CD image, won't burn onto a DVD, hopefully the smaller ISOs suggested will solve my problem

Wilf
 
Old 09-01-2013, 02:32 PM   #6
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that 707 will burn to a 700 cd

the naming conventions changed , thanks to the PR dept and the Advertising Dept. getting in the mix

in is MiB VS. MB
is 1024 equal to 1000

the PR and Advertising Depts. think so

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Old 09-02-2013, 07:31 AM   #7
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The sizes listed on the ubuntu page are MiB not MB. But 707MiB = 741MB

It should fit on a 800MB CD..if you can find them. It might just fit onto a 700MB CD if you 'overburn', but that could lead to data coprruption even if it does work.

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that 707 will burn to a 700 cd

the naming conventions changed , thanks to the PR dept and the Advertising Dept. getting in the mix

in is MiB VS. MB
is 1024 equal to 1000

the PR and Advertising Depts. think so
The 'real' reason why we got the whole stupid MiB/MB thing isnt due to the Advertising Dept.. Blame the HDD manufacturers (and the the International Electrotechnical Commission if yuo want), they insisted on using decimal (eg 1kB = 1000B) not binary (e.g. 1KB = 1024B) sizing. It when tot court a few times. More info here-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_prefix

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Thanks for your reply, I can burn DVDs, but the 707mB ISO is a CD image, won't burn onto a DVD, hopefully the smaller ISOs suggested will solve my problem
CD .isos should burn to a DVD just fine, I've done it more than once.
 
  


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