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Old 03-26-2013, 11:02 AM   #1
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Question Burning.iso's that are larger than 700mg (CD-R/CR+RWcapacity)


I'm attempting to get to installing a Linux OS, but I want to put it on a drive partition with a DOS 7.1 partition and have a dual boot option. The problem I am having is with most .iso's, the size is beyond the normal CD capacity (700mg), which causes me to have to use a DVD to burn it to and which resluts in not being able to use the CD to install from a DOS startup with CD-ROM support. If I disconnect all Optical Drives except my DVD and choose a boot from CD in BIOS, the result is skewed video. If I don't disconnect all opticals except my DVD, the DVD won't boot-period. I need to know how to burn a large .iso to a "CD" and somehow make it install fron DOS. I don't care for Enterprise versions but I would use them if they are better than RedHAt Linux or Fedora (AND by the way, the Fedora ISO, available at www.fedoraproject.org/or .com, whichever, doesn't create a bootable DVD and once again is too large for a CD). Help!
 
Old 03-26-2013, 11:21 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums!

I am going attempt to rephrase your question, you tell me if my interpretation is correct:

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I can boot a Fedora DVD using my DVD drive, but the video is skewed. How do I un-skew the video?
If that is, in fact, your actual question, a good place to start is to tell us what video card your computer has. (Telling us your other hardware specs such as computer manufacturer and model number, CPU, RAM, etc. would be additional helpful information.)

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Old 03-26-2013, 11:24 AM   #3
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A few distributions that I know for a fact fit on a CD:

Ubuntu net/minimal install (you'll need an internet connection)
Debian net/minimal install (you'll need an internet connection)
CentOS net/minimal install (you'll need an internet connection)
Puppy
SliTaz
TinyCore

I'm not sure whether or not Fedora has a netinstall option.
 
Old 03-26-2013, 12:09 PM   #4
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If you want a Linux that fits onto a CD, consider Bodhi, Exe, Puppy, Salix (not the live disk), Vector, Zorin (Light edition).

With a special CD, you can do a net install with Debian, Fedora, CentOS.

If your computer is not very new (which I assume to be the case if you use DOS), then avoid Ubuntu.
 
Old 03-26-2013, 05:14 PM   #5
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I almost always install ubuntu server minimal; from a standard CD. Once the OS is installed I kick off apt-get and install my desktop and programs. I personally find this approach the best as all desktop releases include mountains of redundant programs, or things I don't want and will never use.

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/server
 
Old 03-26-2013, 05:47 PM   #6
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Is your machine 1 that needs to be booted from floppy disk only?
 
Old 03-26-2013, 07:24 PM   #7
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I suspect that a few issues are going on here.

One is video. Your system would need to boot to a more modest video or even vesa.

Second is the age of the system may not easily allow dvd's to boot.

Many distro's offer (not easy to find either) some network boot option that fits on a cd. Then download only what you need from some source, locally or remote.

You could even make a disto for your needs at SuseStudio.
 
  


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