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I have been using Linux disks that I have received in magazines and now I want to get a 64 bit version of Xubuntu 12.10 (the magazine came with Xubuntu 12.04 32bit).

So making a disk should be this easy right? Download .iso then burn it to a dvd. After that boot it into the computer using BIOS.

When I go to do this the drive starts to read the disk, then it stops.it does not work it just goes directly back to my old OS (Ubuntu 12.04).

Am I doing something wrong?

I put the write speed at 2.4x which is the slowest my burner goes. I thought that would fix the issue, but no.

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Are you sure you are "Burning an image to disk", and not "creating a data disk" that contains the ISO? –  Dennis Dec 26 '12 at 21:38
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That is probably my error. I will give that a shot. –  xelous Dec 26 '12 at 22:10
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I think this is a legitimate question that might occour to others and that others might ask (or enter in google) in the same way. I don't think people should downvote this. –  Konstantin Dec 27 '12 at 23:13

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Are you sure you are "Burning an image to disk", and not "creating a data disk" that contains the ISO?

Disk from image in Brasero

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An ISO can be compared to a compressed file like a .zip or tar.bz2. It contains all the system files that make Ubuntu work. In order to create a liveCD you need to extract the files from the ISO. You do this with a program that knows how to extract the insides of the ISO and then move those files to the CD/DVD. You can do this with Brasero disk creator, like another answer says.

So, when you burned your disk you were putting the ISO on the disk, when you really needed the contents of the ISO on the disk.

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