I have downloaded an ISO file recently.
How do I burn it to a CD or DVD or mount it?
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K3B (Available in the software center)
Brasero is a application to burn CD/DVD for the Gnome Desktop. It is designed to be as simple as possible and has some unique features to enable users to create their discs easily and quickly.
K3b (from KDE Burn Baby Burn) is a CD and DVD authoring application for the KDE desktop environment for Unix-like computer operating systems. It provides a graphical user interface to perform most CD/DVD burning tasks like creating an Audio CD from a set of audio files or copying a CD/DVD, as well as more advanced tasks such as burning eMoviX CD/DVDs. It can also perform direct disc-to-disc copies. The program has many default settings which can be customized by more experienced users. The actual disc recording in K3b is done by the command line utilities cdrecord or cdrkit, cdrdao, and growisofs. As of version 1.0, K3b features a built-in DVD ripper.
If you use GNOME see this to make it look native
It was brought to my attention that this was answered quite well here.
I top-posted the edit since I think it's a better answer.
I leave the original because it is my personal answer/preference.
First, if you're a Windows user trying out Ubuntu for the first time - Welcome
Windows 8 natively supports burning ISOs at this time.
Windows 7 natively supports burning ISOs. There's a copyright notice logo at the bottom, so I can't repost all the prettiness on the link.
It is available in the right-click menu, regardless of whether you have Nero or some other third party ISO burning software installed. Just right click the ISO and select burn disc image. It will take a little longer, but it is a good idea to check the
verify disc after burning option.
Previous to Windows 7
Before Windows 7 you needed third party software to burn ISO images. Many of these were available in trial form for a limited time or with certain limitations. I personally prefer MagicISO for some of the advanced options.
To burn an image in MagicISO:
Click the icon
Choose you disc drive
Click the icon and browse to your ISO
For stability purposes, select a low writing speed, or you may wind up with a shiny coaster.
Click "Burn it!"
ImgBurn is also available for free, as Naveen noted.
Just use the pendrive installer, no need to extract the image.
Why does the Ubuntu image seem to be a WinRAR file? WinRAR has an option to show the contents of an ISO file. When you install WinRAR it associates itself with ISO files as well, so can easily open them. To create the bootable USB drive you don't have to open the image though and therefore don't need WinRAR at all.
Just for your satisfaction. Click on Computer -> Organise -> Folder and layout options -> Uncheck 'Hide extensions for known file types.
Now, you'll see '.iso' written after the file name and be able to verify that the file you downloaded is actually an ISO.
I believe that right-clicking on an .iso file will give you the option to burn the disc image:
It is called Windows Disc Image Burner, and it's a default feature available in Windows 7 and the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
If not just install a .iso burning tool in Windows 8. I believe Isoburn does work on Windows 8.
WinIso is also suppost to work in Windows 8
how-to using windows
You can do this in Windows 7 & 8 using the command line.
Open powershell in windows and run the following command.
isoburn.exe [/Q] [<DVD drive letter>:] <disk image file name>
Here's an example:
isoburn.exe /Q e: "C:\Users\mchid\Desktop\ubuntu-14.04.iso"
isoburn [/Q] [<DVD drive letter>:] <disk image file name>
Here's an example:
isoburn /Q e: "C:\Users\mchid\Desktop\ubuntu-14.04.iso"
acetoneiso makes it possible to easily use various kinds of CD and DVD images on your computer as if they were burned to real CDs. You can use the application to mount and manage CD and DVD images. Supported disc-image formats are ISO, BIN, NRG, MDF and IMG. These are AcetoneISO's Features:
Like others have said it contains an image which is a disk image of a dvd or cd. Instead of burning it you can also mount it, this saves a cd and is a lot faster:
Move to the directory using the file browser (nautilus), right click the file and choose open with archive mounter. You will now have an extra drive under 'Places' from which you can proceed to open the files like you would on a cd/dvd.
When you right click on the image file, you should see a menu call 'Windows image burn'. Just click it. You can also easily use ImgBurn software.
An .iso file is a disk image, which represents the layout of files and (possibly) other data on a disk, such as a CD, DVD, USB flash drive, or hard disk.
The way you would install software contained in a .iso file depends on the software, and usually there are official instructions. If you are trying to install Ubuntu itself, please see the instructions in Step 2 at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download.
From: help.ubuntu.com - BurningIsoHowto
Here's a complete guide on how to burn a CD/DVD on Windows How to burn a CD on Windows
You can use Nero to burn but keep the burning speed to 8x or below.
Unetbootin is the easiest way to make an Ubuntu or Linux in general, boot USB. You can get Unetbootin here: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ Just follow the on screen instructions, select 'ISO' when asked and direct Unetbootin to the ISO file on your hard drive. When using the USB, don't forget to set your BIOS to boot from USB first, then your good to go. Hope this helps.
First make sure you are downloading the original ISO file, from Ubuntu's official site.
After downloading the image, format you USB pen drive, right-clicking the Drive on My Computer and selecting format. Or using any other software to accomplish this. (FAT32 is the necessary filesystem).
Then download Unetbootin, open it and select the USB drive you want to put the downloaded Ubuntu ISO in.
IF it has
.isoand you see that in properties it says is a Disc Image then it's a Disc image, WinRAR takes over file extensions when you install it, actually it asks you choose what extensions is WinRAR associated with, ISO is one of them.
So do as the other people say just burn to CD or use Unetbootin.