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Old 14th August 2012, 18:51
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I need a little help on getting Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit server to install on my HP desktop machine operating windows vista. I want to reformat the disks to have ununtu as the only operating system.

I have the iso image burned correctly, and when I restart my machine with the disk in the cd drive it ignores it and just boots into windows.

I do have the boot options set in bios to boot from cd drive first.

I have tried several different copies of the install cd.

any help would be appreciated.

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Old 15th August 2012, 14:00
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Did you burn the ISO as an image or as a data CD?
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I burned it as an image.
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or at least when I look at the contents of the disk I see a whole bunch of different files.

It was my understanding that I should see a lot of different folders and files on the disk.
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Does booting from CD work if you insert a CD (like the Windows install CD) where you are absolutely sure that it is bootable?
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Yes it does, in fact i had to order a cd from HP to restore the operating system on it. and it booted up fine and restored the windows vista system that was on it.

I am thinking that there is something strange going on with the cd drive. though i am unsure what it may be. I have been downloading and creating the disk images for ubuntu on a windows 7 machine. I thought that there may be something different between the system I was using to download the image with and the system I was trying to install the image on? So I downloaded and burned the image all on the vista machine that I am trying to make the server out of, and it would still not boot.

It seems a little strange to me that I can not get the dvd rom that is in this machine to let me look at the files on the cd that I downloaded and burned on it. but when I put the CD in my win 7 machine it does let me see the files?

Not sure what is going on with that.
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