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Old 07-12-2010, 20:06
Dave Cartwright Dave Cartwright is offline
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Default Unable to install Pinguy from iso dvd

Hi All,
I am about to dip my toe in the waters of Linux and I have downloaded a version of Ubuntu 10.10 called Pinguy. The review I read described it as "everything you need in one box" and so seems just the thing for one such as I who has never departed from the comfort of Windows XP. I have created an iso DVD of the file which is rather large at around 1.3 gB. I intend to install the Linux o.s. onto a second hard drive alongside Windows.

My problem is that the dvd won't open. I have had a look at the contents and there does not seem to be an installation file included with the download certainly no .exe file. Could anyone please advise on how to install this from Windows XP.

Old 08-12-2010, 14:04
penguin penguin is offline
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You don't install from Xp.
If you have opened the .iso file with Xp to look at the contents you may have corrupted it and rendered it useless, time will tell.
What you need to do is burn it as an image or create a Live USB with it and boot from it.

If the Pinguy .iso is corrupted, you would be better with Linux Mint, smaller download and better supported.
Old 08-12-2010, 19:10
Dave Cartwright Dave Cartwright is offline
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Thanks Pengin,

I did not examine the iso file directly, I had already burned the dvd and it is that which I examined so the file should be undamaged. I will now attempt to boot from the dvd.

Old 08-12-2010, 20:00
Dave Cartwright Dave Cartwright is offline
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Ok. that seems to have installed onto my other hard drive but now it just boots with windows and no opportunity to run Linux. I need windows to run by default with the option to run Linux. I guess I need to alter the boot options in the bios some how.

Old 09-12-2010, 09:43
dylan coakley dylan coakley is offline
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Try using the guide on this page on how to burn images.

Its step 2. Click "show me how".

After following that guide... you need to insert the disk into your disk drive and restart your computer.
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