Hi, Leo. I downloaded Ubuntu to use it as a live CD on a laptop that has no
hard drive. The version I downloaded was Ubuntu 12.10 desktop.i3.86.iso. When I
tried to burn it to a 700 MB, 80 minute CD using Nero 9, I get an error because
the ISO is too large. Why would Ubuntu make a live CD ISO so that it doesn’t
fit on a CD? I even tried uverburning, but that didn’t work. The ISO won’t let
me burn it into a DVD. How do I solve this problem? What alternatives do I have
to use the laptop?
In this excerpt from
Answercast #86, I look at burning a DVD with the new Ubuntu Live DVD
release. CDs are not big enough.
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Burning Ubuntu to CD
Actually, this is the first version of Ubuntu where they explicitly made the
decision not to make a live CD. What they’re making is a live DVD.
That ISO file is in fact too large to burn to a CD. And if you take a look
at some of the announcements and documentation associated with this particular
release of Ubuntu, they’re actually pretty clear about that. I noticed that
when I downloaded it not that long ago.
Burn Ubuntu to DVD
So the answer (of course) is to burn that ISO instead of to a CD to a
Now, I don’t know what kind of error you’re getting – or why you say that
you can’t. As long as your burner is of capable of burning DVDs – and as long
as the software is, of course, capable of burning DVDs, you should be able to
burn that ISO to a DVD – just like you used to burn the old ISOs to a CD.
Now I don’t know much about Nero. I’ve not used it. Instead, I use ImgBurn, which I know does
this – and works well because I’ve done it.
There is an article on Burning an
ISO to CD. Literally, the only change you need to make to that article, is
instead of inserting a blank CD, insert a blank DVD.
And… like I said, that assumes that the burner you’re using is in
fact capable of burning DVDs.
(Transcript lightly edited for readability.)
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