Originally Posted by bobcat331
I am new to linux. I have dual monitors. I'm not sure if I'm doing this right. I downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 amd64 desktop verson to my downloads. I don't have an iso image. It's a zip file so I opened it with winzip but there's nothing to extract all the files appear to be open already. So in winzip I burned it to the cd. I have a spare 40gig hhd and I'm in the process of wiping it before I tried installing with the cd.
I recommend that you re-download the .iso and burn it directly to cd. Natively, windows can look inside a .iso but there is no point in doing that. Just burn it and restart. It is a boot cd.