i went to find.pcworld.com/48470 and downloaded the Intel x86 install CD and the Intel x86 live CD, both in the .iso format. I was going to download the install/live cd in one, but it would require a dvd burner, so i just downloaded the 2 individual files. after they were downloaded, i burned them to a cd to find out that there was a error trying to copy onto my computer, and I went on the internet browsing for bootable cds and i found this program: MagicISO, the program lets you take a .iso file from a cd and copy it to your computer, so thats what i did and then i burned them to a cd using nero 6, by going to recorder > burn image... i restarted my computer after getting both cds burned, the live cd wouldn't work, so i tried the install cd, NO GO... so i restarted my compuer and got back to find out that the live cd had an error, it said D:/ is not accessible. The file or director is corrupt and unreadable, but keep in mind this is brand new CD-R disc never out of the case.
I went to the install cd and i could get to the files, but when i went to the drive, it showed 1 file, - ubuntu-5.04-install-i386.iso ........ i thought when you burned it from a .iso image it was supposed to extract the files to be on the cd, not in a subfolder. I went back and selected all the files in the .iso file and burned it, but yet, NO GO... and so now im stumped....did i do something wrong??? i still have the .iso files on my friends computer, should i go there and burn them straight to the cd by using nero and burning it in a cd image format???
thanks for all the help