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Old 02-19-2006, 05:53 PM   #1
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how to install downloaded i586.iso files


Hello

I am ne to this forum, as I am new to linux.
I have downloaded the 3 i586.iso files

Mandriva-Linux-Free-2006-CD1.i586.iso
Mandriva-Linux-Free-2006-CD2.i586.iso
Mandriva-Linux-Free-2006-CD3.i586.iso

Could you please tell me ho to proceed next to get Linux installed.

Thanks for your help
roberto
 
Old 02-19-2006, 06:15 PM   #2
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Burn the CD ISO images to CD's. Burn the image not the file, check your manual for your burning software for the how.
 
Old 02-19-2006, 06:20 PM   #3
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The easiest way will be to burn these images to a cd and boot up with the first CD. Make sure that you select to burn a disk from an image, and that you don't burn a disk that contains the .iso file.

There is another way, where you use a special boot mini-cd and select to install from a directory location. This will be the directory where you stored the .iso files, and works best if you have them on the root of that drive. This means also that this drive won't be one that you will format to install linux. A third option is to install from a usb hard drive.

The boot.iso image is on the first disk, but you may be able to find it on the same website or ftp site where you downloaded the disks. You would still have to burn this cd image, so the savings over burning the 3 installation CDs wouldn't amount to much.

I would recommend burning the CDs and installing it that way. It is much easier doing it that way.
 
Old 02-19-2006, 06:33 PM   #4
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Thanks for your reply.
I have got these 3 .iso files, how can I turn them into an IMAGE to burn my CDs ?

roberto
 
Old 02-19-2006, 07:18 PM   #5
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Hi Roberto;

The program you are using to burn the CDs should be capable burning ".iso" images. It would help if you could tell us what you are using to burn the CDs.
Which OS or Distro (if it's Windows or Mac there might be someone that can help to get you started), and which program are you using?

For example on the machine I burn CDs with, currently uses MEPIS Linux and K3b to burn CDs.

K3b, menu: Tools -> CD -> Burn CD Image
gets the process started for me. It will all depend on what you are using.

I know very little about any other program for this purpose. The Windows ME on that machine is long gone, so I can't even look at what I used back in the old days.

Good Luck

jer
 
Old 02-19-2006, 08:33 PM   #6
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An ISO file is an image of a CD. You can burn them using Nero or Roxio via the following instructions.
http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/howtoburn.html

Windows XP can not natively (no drag and drop ) create bootable CDs. You also can not expand the files using isobuster to create a bootable CD either. There are several free utilities like the following:
http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm
 
Old 02-20-2006, 02:37 AM   #7
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Hello

and thanks to all. I didnt't know that the solution was in the way I had to burn the CDs. I've never done that before.
So now I have seen the autorun file on the CD1 and the installation works fine.

Thanx
roberto
 
  


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