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Old 11-13-2003, 02:36 PM   #1
cybose
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booting from a SUSE 8.2 .iso


I tried burning the boot.iso file onto a blank cd using Roxio Easy CD Creater 5.

If I burn the image file through the 'Bootable CD' option I end up burning two .BIN binary files

If i burn without the Bootable CD option, i burn the contents of the boot.iso image file.

Trying to boot from either of them doesn't work...What am i doing wrong...
 
Old 11-14-2003, 06:27 PM   #2
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Wow, what a waste of time on my part. Sorry.
If burning as a CD image doesn't result in a bootable CD. Your image file is corrupt. The bastards don't even give you an MD5-checksum to check your download with.

For some reason, many download managers combined with a crappy or slow connection + windows ==corrupted isos for linux. Happened to me. It could be why Debian came out with "Jigdo". (Which is really cool.)

The reason I bought the SuSE Professional version was because they have some of the best documentation on linux anywhere. Because I was taking Admin I, II, and III--for me the docs were worth the price. Just about any of the things I couldn't grasp as explained in RedHat Unleashed, Linux Network Servers 24/7, or The Unix Administrator's Handbook (The text-books for the set of courses), I was able to understand and use because of the SuSE docs. At the time, there weren't all of the sites, Guides, and LUGS, on the net.


Gee Whiz, I thought SuSE used to provide ISO images--but if you were on the ftp site just downloading to your hearts content, you didn't get a bootable install disk. You have to assemble it.

If you are out of practice, or never have done such a thing, it will be a real pain in the ass.

I wandered around the ftp server and read all of the docs. I always considered the "Have a lot of fun" to have been written by some distant relative of the Marqui de Sade.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...003/01/3/41581

They have cunningly set it up to be ftp only unless you buy it.
There is, in the current/boot directory an ISO for a bootable CD which will boot up your machine--not sure--and set up your system for an ftp install.

All of the files are there to assemble an ISO, but it would take more than I am willing to do for you to guide you through the process of setting up a CD set which will work like the purchased version.

Last edited by Eqwatz; 11-14-2003 at 06:47 PM.
 
  


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