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gkenne 09-20-2012 06:43 PM

How to create a workable boot disc
 
I have been trying to create a bootable disc so I can load 64studio, (their site said I could find the answer here) I have tried and tried, I have wasted about ten DVDs already. None of them will boot, I can't for the life of me figure out what is wrong. The Checksum is good. I've burned with several methods, the last one with K3b. I made sure they were burned with image only, I have looked at dozens of forums on the subject. Most people seem to be able to burn with no problem at all. Finally I just deleted the whole Linux operating system, and plan to start all over. This is no big deal since, I have just been experimenting so far with this machine. And I saved my Ubuntu on the Cloud, (not sure how to access it from Windows though) I knew that I would have a steep learning curve. I haven't used Linux since I was in school about 9 years ago. I have been reading and reading. I just don't know where to go with it now. I can't get any of the distros to work. Is there just a simple How to somewhere that can step by step walk me though the set up process without having to do an entire programming course. I will be continuing my education with the use of Linux, but right now I would just like to get my DAW up and running. HELP@@

amani 09-20-2012 08:20 PM

just burn the image to the disc in k3b at slower speed.

or just insert a usb drive

dd if=abc.iso of=/dev/sdc
(for eg)

and boot from usb

michaelk 09-20-2012 08:51 PM

You really have not told us anything.

Have you looked at the DVD to see its contents?
So what happens when you try to boot from the DVD?

What are the specifications of your computer and what version are you trying to install?

gkenne 09-21-2012 01:03 AM

bootable DVD or USB
 
okay Yes I'm sorry, guess I didn't give much info. So, let me try this again. I did look at the DVD contents, there is data on it, the ISO is the same name as on the download site. I ran the checksum and they are both showing the same. I go to the boot menu in bios and change it to boot to CD/DVD it just shows no operating system on disc, the same thing happens with the USB flash drive. I have since partioned the larger part of the drive in several partions, which was suggested. I have a USB with these files on it, can I copy those to the /boot partition I have created and somehow get it to boot from the hard drive? I know I'm kind of all over the place here. I just can't seem to find the answers I need so I can make any kind of progress. I have a disc that I can only load debian with no GUI, I just don't know where to go once I have gone that far. I do appreciate any help forthcoming. Thanks again.

gkenne 09-21-2012 01:11 AM

Almost forgot, this is a Dell precision laptop, Centrino Duo(2.2 Ghz) currently only has 2GB of RAM. I was able to get Ubuntu 12.04 LTE, to work with a Windows install disc. Ideally what I am trying to shoot for is 64studio version, so I can do multi track recording. I hope that is enough, I would be glad to give any additional information. Possibly of how I could just load 64 studio from Ubuntu, and get rid of Window entirely. thanks

odiseo77 09-21-2012 07:55 AM

What option are you selecting on k3b to burn the iso image? You must select "Burn image", under the "Tools" menu above (and choose a low speed when the settings window pops up).

michaelk 09-21-2012 08:01 AM

If you all you have is a single ISO file on the DVD then it was not burned correctly. Or maybe the file were extracted then burned which will not create a bootable disk. Because of the different file system a CD image is not directly bootable from a flash drive. You need to use a utility like Unbootin.

EDDY1 09-22-2012 02:57 AM

Brasero is what I use to burn .iso's it seems to be easier as a newbie.
Just open select burn image.
Also the windows vista that shows in your post should have an image burner also.
Go to Downloads highlight disk & on menu-bar there should be a burn image option.
For usb use unetbootin let it put iso on usb.

amani 09-23-2012 08:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by michaelk (Post 4785794)
If you all you have is a single ISO file on the DVD then it was not burned correctly. Or maybe the file were extracted then burned which will not create a bootable disk. Because of the different file system a CD image is not directly bootable from a flash drive. You need to use a utility like Unbootin.

Most iso images when written with direct disk on usb drive will boot directly. OP's laptop is also new.

michaelk 09-26-2012 04:19 PM

I stand corrected but only if the image is created as a hybrid ISO.


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