I love how-to-geek and have been relying on you for years. You've helped me fix or improve many things on my PCs and network! This article is very good, but I am missing something in making & using my live CD/DVD. I've tried using previous articles also, and I still make DVDs which don't work! It has been about 5 years since I've made my last dual boot PC; I've given both of those to my daughters and they are still loving their linux partitions. (Yes, I partitioned the PCs, installed the software, etc.) So, somewhere, I am seriously missing something in these articles. Hope someone can help! I've used the live CDs in the past to get on line,etc.
I will be making dual boot machines on PCs with XPpro, 7, and Vista machines.
I am suspicious that my mistake is that I need additional software (besides the iso) to make the DVD bootable.... Is that possible? The current article refers to using additional software when making a bootable thumb drive, what about a CD or DVD?
I have been burning the iso's to a dvd, made sure the PC would boot from a dvd, but the PC boots without even hesitating over the presence of a DVD in the drive.When I check the contents of the DVD, it appears to have the install files on it. Currently, I've made several Ubuntu DVDs using different distros, and I am still not able to get a live DVD.
So if someone could please give me a clue as to where I'm going wrong, I would be most grateful!
In other words, help!