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Old 03-29-2007, 12:07 AM   #1
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Hi, I am new to Linux, i am a very well educated in Windows and Mac's OS and now I am trying to learn Linux. My one little problem is, i can't figure how to install it. All of the version i have tried to far are all live CD versions. However, my problem is i can't figure out what needs to be burned and what needs to no be burned.

Should i just burn the straight .iso file on disk and just boot from that? I know .iso files are archive files, so should i decompress it with winrar or just leave it alone as an iso. I appriciate your help as the tutorials i have been reading don't make this very clear.


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Old 03-29-2007, 12:18 AM   #2
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http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm

This is how to burn an iso in Windows. ^

I prefer the ISO Recorder Power Toy method that is mentioned first.

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Old 03-29-2007, 12:58 AM   #3
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I am sorry i think i didn't make myself very clear. Is there any way to burn linux onto a cd without this program? This program wouldn't install correctly for me. Isn't it possible i could just write a CD using windows burning tools? Or is there a different software that i could use?
 
Old 03-29-2007, 01:10 AM   #4
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most burning software will let you burn an image, if you want you can just get a demo of nero burning rom and select "burn image".
 
Old 03-29-2007, 01:10 AM   #5
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The page I linked to offers four different methods.

The Power toy, Nero, Roxio, and CDBurn.exe from the XP Support Tools.

I imagine you could try extracting the iso with WinRAR and burn the extracted files to a disk. But I wouldn't trust that method (because I haven't seen it done before).
 
Old 03-29-2007, 03:39 AM   #6
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You could look into CDburner XP Pro, you can download it for free.
 
Old 03-29-2007, 03:41 AM   #7
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if you have nero (most windows boxes have itr as it comes with the cd drive more often than not.)

just open that, start a new project form file.
then chhose the ISO file (you will have3 to change the file type to see it)

the rest shoudl be easy
 
Old 03-29-2007, 11:21 PM   #8
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I used active ISO burner which i found before i read these replys. It worked very well though. Thanks for your guys information. :-)
 
  


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