installing ubuntu 12.04 server

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by slow learner, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. slow learner

    slow learner New Member

    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.

    Slow Learner
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Did you burn the ISO as an image or as a data CD?
     
  3. slow learner

    slow learner New Member

    I burned it as an image.
     
  4. slow learner

    slow learner New Member

    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.
     
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Does booting from CD work if you insert a CD (like the Windows install CD) where you are absolutely sure that it is bootable?
     
  6. slow learner

    slow learner New Member

    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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