anyway to view .iso files as a cd, my cd burner broken..

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  1. GUI_Tex

    GUI_Tex Registered Member

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    I downloaded ubuntu a couple of months ago just to find out my cd burner is rubbish, so now i have 600+ megabytes of ubuntu on my computer, and no way to run it or view files.. is there any "free" solution?
     
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  2. WSFuser

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    try reading this link or this link.

    edit: ignore my links. its for mounting ISO in linux not windows
     
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  3. eyes-open

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    Microsoft recently made available a tool for mounting .iso images in a virtual CD:-

    Link below is to majorgeeks download page:-

    Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel 2.0.1.1

    Edit to add quote from page:-

    good luck
    eyes-open
     
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  4. GUI_Tex

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    Thanks!!!

    Now how do I run ubuntu?
     
  5. WSFuser

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    as ubuntu is an operating system, im not sure if u can use a virtual cdrom to run it. to run ubuntu within windows, u need vmware player and the ubuntu vm.
     
  6. eyes-open

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    I had thought he could view the files as per his original question:-

    It's a perilous thing this posting resources ;)
     
  7. Brian N

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    Daemon Tools is my favorite. At least the old one (3.47).
     
  8. eyes-open

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    Hi Brian N :)

    Sure - it's a much more capable piece of kit. But if you just need to be able mount & read/extract iso files then the m/s tool works & doesn't make much of an impact on your pc.

    There's a roughly 9kb driver to copy/paste in the system32/drivers file. Then point the .exe (only about 23kb) to the new driver when you first run the program. So it's nothing that a new user has to work hard to clean up after.

    @GUI_Tex

    Does your CD burner not write data at all - or is it just a problem burning a successful .iso image ?
     
  9. GUI_Tex

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    It can read, but does not write anymore, I have the .iso still on my computer..

    Oh and I downloaded the vmware, but i dont know what else to download.. the prebuilt ubuntu? o_O why cant i just run the .iso I already have?
     
  10. tansu

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    Since you registarted vmware, they must send you a 30 days trial licence. After 30 days you can use vmware player for free to use your virtual machines.
    For installing your iso to vmware you should first create a VM suitable for ubuntu kernel, then add a cd rom device to this VM and select boot from iso image.
    As the iso image you must select ubuntu and open the VM.. thats all
    There are some pictures showing how to do it, here:
    http://www.doctus.net/index.php?topic=1530.msg13278#new
     
  11. GUI_Tex

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    I downloaded the ubuntu thingie and took it 50 minutes, but toward the end firefox and norton both did they're part at almost freeezing up my machine, But I think it finished downloading, so I renamed Ubuntu-5.sd10.zip.part to Ubuntu-5.sd10.zip, and it has two files ubuntu-5.10.vmdk which is 2.15 GB's and ubuntu 5.10.vmx.. which is about 1 megabyte (how did they get 2.01 GB's down to 650 mb'so_O) anyways.. are these all the files that are needed?

    or for heavens sake do I have to download it again!? :eek:
     
  12. BlueZannetti

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    The .part filename extension generally means that it's a partial download. I'd redo the download.

    Blue
     
  13. GUI_Tex

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    usually when a file has finished downloading especially zipped files, norton pulls a scan right before firefox puts the .part files into the zip.. but since the file was so big, norton froze up firefox, and windows by scaning it, making my memory go literally down to 1 MB of free ram, forcing me to use advanced process termination to close firefox.. I'll try out the file, you know before I go downloading it again.. :eek:
     
  14. GUI_Tex

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    Although vmware installation is extremeliy tedious, and very much a memory hog..

    I got ubuntu up and running!! Linux is that hard to use thanks to ubuntu. thanks!!!

    One question though, how do I import/ download stuff? and what is the password for the admin?
     
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  15. eyes-open

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    Here's a nice friendly link - includes at the bottom a link to an online video which it says shows how to add new software :-

    http://annexia.ca/Members/Dustin/now-it-s-painfully-easy-to-give-linux-a-try


    For the password try using ubuntu or vmware.

    See this thread:-

    Topic: VMware Player with Ubuntu - asked for a password?

    Edited to add link
     
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    Um I'm need some help.. again I cant connect to the internet, I set zonealarm free to allow vmware but It still wont let me connect, I guess because the first time it ran I denied connection, now it will not connect at all.. :'(
     
  18. neiro

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    Hi,

    TO burn ISOs is would like to recommend ISO-burner utility. It is extremely easy to use and as for now it never failed me. The tool itself is free so I suppose you try it at once
    http://www.ntfs.com/iso-burning.htm
     
  19. iceni60

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    edit. i see you already have Windows XP Virtual CD Control Panel. if you want ubuntu it will probably be on the cover of the new linux magazines for January. one came out today with it on the cover - ubuntu 6.10
     
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  20. nigglesnush85

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    To open ISOs I have used

    1 power iso
    2 isobuster

    Both reliable and fairly easy to use
     
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