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OK, apparantly I am stupid! I have been trying for 6 months to get a distro of linux that will run on this underpowered piece of crap Everex machine. I think I have finally found one in gOS. My problem is when I try to burn the .iso to the CD I have no luck getting it to extraxt properly (I get missing kernel and other sundry errors) and I have no luck getting it to be bootable. I have tried so many burner software packages that I can recite all of the free ones by name and feature sets. I am tying to burn the pre gadgets release to CD on my Dell XP desktop machine so I can test/install it on my Everex Vista laptop.
If Everex is this much of a pain to get going then I think I will just stick with Vista or install 98 and give up all together. I have tried the instructions on gOS website and that even failed. I am holding the universal L for loser up to my forehead until I hear a reply.
I have had great luck burning images using PowerIso, you can download it for free and are supposed to pay for it to be regestered, but just look up on yourube or something for a free Key and use it. It will probably fix whatever problem your having with burning an ISO. If the info you have is an ISO then it will show the link as a gold CD then all you have to do it open it and click burn. All hassle is over with!
I can't tell from the original post if the issue is successfully burning from .iso---or mabye something else.
Things to try:
Make sure the computer in question will boot from a CD--Try the Windows install disk, or any of various utility disks, such as GParted or the UBCD.
If you have trouble booting from a CD, try it in another machine.
If you burn a CD, but it won't boot, look at the contents to be sure it is multiple files and folders. Just one file ending in .iso means you just copied the image file rather than burning from the image.
Finally, give us the exact details and error messages. Things like "other sundry errors" don't give us much to go on.
Distribution: Ubuntu, Slackware, Gentoo, Fedora, Red Hat, Puppy Linux
Not fewer than 5 forum member took time to try to address your problem. It would be nice if you would post what you did to resolve the problem. That way everyone learns. It is considered very rude to take and not give back to the community.