I'm a Ubuntu "newbie", and am just starting to learn Linux (thanks to Eli the Computer Guy). I am an IBM System i Administrator; but have extensive PC experience in the Windows world; but, very little Linux knowledge at this point. I have an eMachines Model ET6141-D2W Desktop that had Windows Vista (2.00 Ghz Processor, 2GB RAM, 288GB HD. The boot sector became corrupted; so, it no longer boots into Windows; but, I can place it into a SATA docking station, and still access all the data; i.e., my pics, docs, etc., which I have backed up to DVDs. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04.02 Desktop on it; but when I try to boot from the DVD I burned from the ubuntu-12.04.02-desktop-i386.iso, it just keeps recycling; i.e., goes through the motions, but never boots from the DVD, even though I changed the boot order to boot from DVD drive first. What am I doing wrong? I just downloaded InfraRecorder, and am downloading the iso again, and will use InfraRecorder to burn to DVD. I'm thinking the iso didn't burn properly when I first tried using Windows Vista Burn program.
On another note: The ubuntu-12.04.02-desktop-i386.iso says it's 693MB; but when I tried to burn it to a CD-RW 700MB disk, it said it required 727MB available. I have a couple of other older PCs I'd like to play around with installing ubuntu on; but, they only have CD-ROM drives, not DVDs. How can I get the 12.04.02-desktop iso to fit on a CD, or is that not possible?
Thanx in advance for the help.