What should I choose if I want to burn a Ubuntu ISO to the CD so that I can boot Ubuntu from CD on start-up?

Should I choose treat the CD like a USB which is save, edit, delete files at any time or like a CD which after burning a file cannot be edited or removed?

  • The later versions of Ubuntu require a DVD, not a CD. What version are you trying to create a disc for? What program are you using to burn the ISO? You may want to take a look at these instructions. – CharlieRB Dec 22 '14 at 19:29
  • For version 14.04.1 and im not using a program do I have to? – bob Dec 22 '14 at 19:33
  • You will need to burn the ISO to a DVD for 14.04. Take a look at the instructions. Try the instructions at the link before downloading an image burning program. – CharlieRB Dec 22 '14 at 19:35

Neither of those options are correct, because both will simply take the .ISO and burn it to the disk as if it were a regular file. You need to burn as an image. Fortunately this is very easy in Windows 7; just right click the file and select "Burn Disk Image" as shown below: enter image description here

As others have said, the latest version of Ubuntu will not fit into a CD so you must use a DVD.

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    Remember there has to be a blank CD in the drive when you press this, and most Ubuntu ISO's will require a DVD. If the file is larger than 700MB, it needs a DVD. – techniponi Dec 22 '14 at 22:06

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