Re: Ask EU: Ubuntu
- From: Jane Vernon <spam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2009 08:01:18 +0000
Sebastian Lisken wrote:
Something you need to be aware of: when downloading, you get a single
file (.iso is the extension) with the size of a full CD. Now don't
make the common mistake of burning a CD as a data CD containing one
file, that .iso file. The correctly burned CD will have many files,
and the .iso file is an "image" of the whole structure, directories,
subdirectories, files, boot program and all. Your burn programm will
have an option of creating a CD from an ISO file. Check its manual
or search the web for things like "burn an ISO file" plus the name
of your burning program.
OK, CDs aren't very expensive ;)
My burn program on the laptop (which is still what I'm using) is Windows Vista. I don't think I was supplied with any other on this computer. I will look into it again but it is the worst program I have ever used for this sort of thing and doesn't seem to have many options at all. We usually can't even tell what it's doing!
Oh dear. I'm really only trying to be helpful at third hand. I wasn't actually planning on spending much time on this venture!
Maybe this is the point where I should summarise the questions and answers and just check that what we've understood is correct. What I think collective wisdom is saying is this:
1. Once I've found a way to burn the CD properly, it will be easy if not intuitive to just insert the disk into a computer which may or may not have any operating system on its hard drive and Mint will soon be in charge and it will be easy to understand what to do next.
2. Then we can obtain (onerat has already very kindly offered one) a USB wireless stick.
3. Then our friend will have everything she needs to get TalkTalk wireless broadband and its router.
Or is there something else I've not understood? (Very possible.)
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