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Im trying to make a bootable CD so I read the instructions and it seems straight forward. The only problem is that after downloading the files for the main site.. they seem to not be an ISO file so I can't burn them to a disc. Can someone please elaborate on how to make the correct ISO file I need. PLease and Thanks

The download file contains... .disk boot casper dists install isolinux pics pool preseed autorun.inf md5sum.txt readme... wubi.exe

Also another question.. If Ive already got my laptop asking for the windows install CD everytime I start up.. will it allow this CD to boot?

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If not ISOs, then what are they? –  mikewhatever Feb 8 '14 at 22:04
I think its like Kai said. I seem to be viewing the files of the ISO but for some reason the none of the folders say ISO? –  user246175 Feb 8 '14 at 22:11
The file you download is the ISO file, but probably not after you've messed with it. :~) –  mikewhatever Feb 8 '14 at 22:13
I see, so how would I go about making it back into the correct ISO File? –  user246175 Feb 8 '14 at 22:15
Thank you Mateo –  user246175 Feb 8 '14 at 23:46

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This sounds like the ISO has downloaded and that you have opened it in archive manager, which is listing the contents of the ISO file itself.

Right click the file and click 'Write to Disc' and see if it starts the burner.

Where it says "Write to disc" you may have options such as "File image" as well as your CD drive. Choose your CD drive. Your CD drive may show as something like "BD-MLT UJ-210S" Select the write speed. If you are burning a Ubuntu Live CD (one that you may want to boot from), it is recommended that you write at the lowest possible speed.

Start the burning process.

If you don;t get these options maybe try re-downloading from the ubuntu.com webiste.

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My folder only allows the Regular Option 'Burn' ? If I try to open it in Infrburner, it doesnt group the files together. I remember when I finished the download it opened in Winrar? COuld that be the problem? –  user246175 Feb 8 '14 at 22:09

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