I had a new dvd-rw disk that i formatted before trying to burn the ubuntu iso to. It game me an error that there was no recordable disk in the drive. Any ideas?

-- EDIT 20:06 09/11/2013--
I couldn't get the image file to work and I had an extra disk lying around, so I successfully burnt that. If you have a better answer, it would be greatly appreciated. [Thanks for your help ;-) ]


Ok, so your description is very vivid but I had this happen, so I'm assuming u tried to burn something and it isn't work right... So you have a semi-burn disk burnt. In order to help can I know what computer your own? ( windows-7, windows 8, Mac etc. )

  • Hey there! Thanks for the super fast answer. Let's get down to business. I am currently running a Compaq Presario CQ71 with Windows 7 64 Bit and a DVD-RW drive built in. – jackmawer Nov 9 '13 at 18:54
  • Ok, so when you open up your Windows files. You should see a cd drive when a disk is in... When this happens sometimes your computer won't read the disk. Is your disk being read? – Austin Nov 9 '13 at 18:58
  • I can open the disk, and it shows 'Drag and drop files to burn to disk'. I tried moving a text document in and out and it copied successfully. – jackmawer Nov 9 '13 at 19:00
  • We'll in order to burn Ubuntu. Don't drag and drop. – Austin Nov 9 '13 at 19:00
  • So drag and place the Ubuntu desktop into your cd location. After it's in there right click Ubuntu an find "open with" and hover over it. An option saying "windows CD/DVD Burner" should appear. Click that and a new windows should open. A little box should be on that window somewhere, make sure it is on the removable cd click "Burn CD". It will ask to format your disk accept it. It should do a loaig process for about 5-10 minutes. If during the process it says disk cannot be read, or any error occurs message me – Austin Nov 9 '13 at 19:04

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