I am trying to install Ubuntu while uninstalling windows xp. I have downloaded the 14.04.2 Ubuntu file to the desktop of another computer and burned it to a DVD. next I changed the computer bios to boot from the CD/DVD drive. when I restart the computer it says it can't boot from the drive. I also tried the same thing using a USB drive with the same result... what might I be doing wrong?


You can't just burn the .iso file to the media. You have to prepare it to make it bootable. Directions are here for USB and here for DVD.

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  • Thanks so much, I thought I was missing something concerning the burning of the disk. I will try this tomorrow morning and see if I can get it to work! – Allen Marquette Aug 7 '15 at 4:12
  • I just got it uploaded and everything seems to be going well! Do you know if I need to have antivirus software for Ubuntu? – Allen Marquette Aug 7 '15 at 4:42
  • That's a topic you should read up on by searching the site. Meanwhile if this answer helped you, please mark it as correct by clicking the gray checkmark by the answer – Organic Marble Aug 7 '15 at 12:23

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