Want to try running Ubuntu from DVD without installing - is it possible? Trying to save some data from an old XP machine, and I am hoping to boot up with a Ubuntu disk that will allow me to go in grab files on machine, and then install XP
Yes, it is very much possible.
Just download the latest Ubuntu Image and create a Live DVD.
Now, boot from your DVD and select the
You can find more details in the Ubuntu site.
Yes, if an ISO is bootable when written to a CD, it is also bootable when written to a DVD.
Actually, if you're trying to use Ubuntu 12.10 you must use a DVD because the ISO is too big to fit on a CD.
If you only want to grab some files from that old pc, its easier with SystemRescueCD.
That is a Linux distro with only a few programs ( partitioning, memtest, file manager, antivirus, xfce desktop) and small memory usage. Perfect for old machines.
You can fint it on this site
It's like a Swiss knife. Everybody should have it, on CD or USB, in case your PC crashes or don't boot anymore.