I have a Ubuntu image file (.iso) and I'd like to burn the image file into a DVD, is there any software for this purpose on Ubuntu?


3 Answers 3

  1. Insert a blank DVD into your burner. A CD/DVD Creator, Choose Disc Type or Blank Disc window might pop up. Close this, because you will not be using it.

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  2. 16.04 and later no longer comes with a CD/DVD burner, so install Brasero Disc Burner. Open the terminal and type:

     sudo apt install brasero
  3. Open Brasero and click on the Burn image button.

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  4. Select the ISO you downloaded in the Select a disc image to write box and your DVD drive in the Select a disc to write to box and click the Burn button.

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  5. Once the DVD is burned, you can restart your computer and try or install Ubuntu.

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Let me see if I got it right, you have an Ubuntu image file and you want to burn it into a DVD. Right?

If so, just open your Dash menu click on Applications (the icon with an "A" in the bottom) and in "Filter" look for "Media" an application called Brasero Disk Burner will show up, just click it and burn you image.

Doubts? Follow this tutorial (click in the image for a fullsize version).


  • Hi ZigndBy, Thanks for the answer. By using the above procedure can we make bootable DVD of Ubuntu?
    – udaykumar
    Commented Jun 13, 2013 at 14:24
  • @udaykumar yes you can! A Ubuntu bootable DVD is nothing but a simple iso burned into a DVD/CD. The option you need to choose on Brasero is the last on the list at the left side called "Burn image".
    – Zignd
    Commented Jun 13, 2013 at 22:38
  • Note that on Xenial/16.04 Brasero is no longer installed by default, so you won't find it.
    – Kzqai
    Commented Apr 8, 2017 at 23:13

You could install k3b, too :

sudo apt install k3b

When you create a bootable CD/DVD in k3b, simply drag-and-drop the iso-image from the above file-window into the below window of the to-burn-CD/DVD.

Or you can use the command wodim in a terminal to burn a bootable CD/DVD.

Install if necessary :

sudo apt install wodim

Then :

cd ~/Downloads
wodim -v -eject name-of-file.iso
  • Variables are case-sensitive on *nix, so replace $user with $USER.
    – wjandrea
    Commented Oct 22, 2017 at 17:35
  • this is shortest solution of this thread. Below solutions are only clicki-bunti for windows-addicted users. Commented Oct 31, 2017 at 19:43

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