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Ok, I am probably really stupid for wanting to try linux without even knowing how to do this, but I am bored and I am in a pretty good mood at the moment so I can deal with getting frustrated a bit today.

I downloaded alcohol 120 (can you do it in the trial version?) and I downloaded ubuntu in .rar format. How exactly do I make a CD out of it? Do I need to un-rar it first, or what? I haven't even used alcohol 120 before? Any other good programs to use?

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I suspect you need to open the rar and extract the .iso image. It should be about 700 megs. I dont use alcohol 120, thought it was for running iso's on hard drive. What you need to do is take the iso image you extracted and burn it to cd with a cd burning utility. A quick and free one might be DeepBurner. DONT JUST COPY TO CD! Have it mount as an image and then burn to your hearts content.

I love these moods, got me into linux too.
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Ok, I extracted the .rar file and I got a whole bunch of stuff and other folders. I don't know where the ISO is that I am supposed to burn.

And what exactly do you mean by mounting the image? In alcohol 120 there is an option to burn an image.



But anyway, my dvd burner is one retarded piece of hardware and hasn't been working. It used to work off and on, it won't read discs at all anymore so I doubt I will be able to burn anything as it won't even read a blank CD.
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Are you sure it is a .RAR file? WinRAR opens .iso files, but it still puts the WinRAR icon on it. Right click it and go to properties, to find out what it really is.
    
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Type of File: WinRAR archive
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If all else fails you can still order the cd for free.
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What the heck did you download?
    
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Yea I will probably do that, but chances are my stupid drive won't even read the darn disc!

Anyway, if I ever burn / order the CD, how exactly do I boot with it? ( I am so stupid it's ridiculous, I know)

Since I already have XP on my system, I wouldn't know how to boot to something else.
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If you use the Alcohol to burn the image as ISO...it's already bootable from the disk...just put it in and have your system boot from cdrom
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Yea I will probably do that, but chances are my stupid drive won't even read the darn disc!

Anyway, if I ever burn / order the CD, how exactly do I boot with it? ( I am so stupid it's ridiculous, I know)

Since I already have XP on my system, I wouldn't know how to boot to something else.
It's pretty easy. Install disc. Reboot. It does everything it self. You'll be running off the live cd. Then there is an option on the desktop to install.
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