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I downloaded the 12.04.2 Desktop amd64 ISO from the main website. Then I burned it onto a DVD, but when I restart, the computer won't recognize the DVD when it boots.

[ Image of the ISO ]

Image of the contents of the burned DVD.

Have I downloaded the wrong one as there is Wubi on the DVD?

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marked as duplicate by bcbc, psusi, Uri Herrera, Mitch, Thomas Ward May 13 '13 at 19:16

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Which Ubuntu were trying to download? How are you trying to install? – Mitch May 13 '13 at 6:19
"Files Ready to Be Written To the Disc"? Looks like something got wrong while burning. It can also be due to 'Secure Boot' blocking you. – Jop V. May 13 '13 at 17:31

That's the right ISO. There is a wubi.exe on it (just ignore it - it has other uses other than just installing inside Windows).

There are two potential issues:

  1. A bad ISO that was corrupted on download
  2. A bad burn

To check the ISO, refer to this: To prevent a bad burn, use the slowest possible speed and refer to this:

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Make sure you go into the PC Settings located on the bottom of the right side menu pop-up in Windows 8 and turn on the boot from DVD/USB.

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The problem can be with the boot mode. A UEFI boot won't recognize a Legacy DVD, so if your Windows 8 is installed in the UEFI mode, and your DVD is Legacy, then you need to change the boot mode from your boot options, else get a UEFI supported version.

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Where Can i get a UEFI supported version of Ubuntu? – Digheal May 15 '13 at 21:40
Here, check this out: . Hope this helps :) – Ranveer May 16 '13 at 10:36

why dont you use a usb?

you can create a bootable usb with this software:

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – user68186 May 13 '13 at 17:43

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