Name: [690] Alan Pope
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Downloading and Burning an Ubuntu ISO [ID:176] (1/1)

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This video shows where and how to get an ISO image of an Ubuntu installation CD, check it for errors and then boot from it. This includes:-

  • Finding the downloads on the Ubuntu website
  • Selecting a mirror
  • Understanding the naming of the files
  • Selecting a file to download
  • Choosing a download mechanism and subsequently downloading the ISO
  • Checking the MD5SUMS of the file
  • Writing the ISO to an empty CD
  • Accessing the Open Source software on the CD

Distribution: Ubuntu

Version: 6.06.1 (Dapper Drake)

Architecture: i386

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Uploaded on 4th April 2007, running time 9 minutes.

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Thanks, now that I will instal Ubuntu on my machine, some tips turn out to be useful. Specially the Checksum par.

Well done. Smooth and to the point. Interested in a followup as to booting from the cd and the tigers and bears strolling there. Seems that pre-2000 machines run into problems.

That's the first time I've seen M$ and Ubuntu so intertwined. I found a cheap 2nd hand drive after being given a copy of 5.10 and "noviced" it out until I finally got an installation.

I had no Internet connection then (All the way back in November 06) and I saw "Linux" as something so very different from M$ that it probably made things harder. It would certainly have been good to have videos like this available then.

I'm happy to say that I'm now a Linux convert running Feisty 7.04, Gutsy gibbon Tribe 2, Fedora 7, and I've just made my first installation of DSL on a 1997 1GIG drive!

Thanks for the Video!

ed-j (edjay) from W--W--W dot modfree dot org I'm the "Resident Novice" on the forum. :)

Alan has plans for more Feisty videos, we'll certainly work with him to include them here.

Lucas and Marius also have plans for two Ubuntu series, so yes I too hope that we can encourage more Ubuntu series to get new users up and running painlessly.


Very nicely done! I particularly like the demonstration of how to use hashtab to check the download. I think that a lot of XP users are goint to move to Ubuntu, now that Microsoft is forcing Vista on us. I hope that this is the beginning of series on how to make this transition as painlessly as possible.

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