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My blank CD's are only 700 MB, and the .iso file I downloaded is over this. What do I do?

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You can use the Business Edition .iso file you downloaded with Startup Disk Creator, and make a bootable usb thumb drive version of the business edition, or burn the ISO to a DVD instead. You will more than likely need to go into your BIOS and change your boot order, or use the boot menu option (to pick a temporary boot device) if your BIOS supports it. Hope this helps!

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On the right side of are links to step-by-step guides for how to create a bootable USB stick with an Ubuntu CD image on Windows, OS X and Ubuntu. They should work for the Business Edition, too. – Florian Diesch May 24 '12 at 4:54
I already looked there for a solution, but I know how to create the CD, as you probably know the maximum space on blank CD is 700Mb. I had to use a 4Gb cd, and it works. Just thought the operating system install would be under 700Mb. – alex May 24 '12 at 6:39
Nowadays a lot of OSes (Including non-Linux ones) don't even try to fit on a 700Mb CD, they assume DVDs (or USBs) for the installation media. I've always appreciated that Ubuntu has stayed under the 700Mb cap but I find it understandable that flavors with extra features will exceed that cap. – adempewolff May 24 '12 at 8:58

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