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Old 09-12-2012, 02:40 PM   #1
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cant seem to make a bootable dvd from ISO image


OKay I have downloaded several distros in ISO format

I am using Power iso to handle the iso image

but when I try to make a bootable disc they wont boot tried several times

and finall stuck my win7 disc in to see if I had not set the bios first boot option properly and it would do the boot from cd but the various Linux disc that I had made would not boot

any suggestions

really want to try linix out but cant seem to get a disc burnt that will load

maybe I am not doing it right

I got the images from this site
 
Old 09-12-2012, 02:45 PM   #2
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What system are you trying to burn the CD from. I've seen with Windows 7, you can just dbl click on it, and tell it to burn. Maybe your program is just trying to burn it as a data disk. Windows has a built in one that works fine ^_^.

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Old 09-12-2012, 02:46 PM   #3
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What system are you trying to burn the CD from. I've seen with Windows 7, you can just dbl click on it, and tell it to burn. Maybe your program is just trying to burn it as a data disk. Windows has a built in one that works fine ^_^.

And Welcome to the world of Linux!
OKay will give that a try
 
Old 09-12-2012, 02:49 PM   #4
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imgburn is also good.
 
Old 09-12-2012, 03:04 PM   #5
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imgburn is also good.
well I am not sure what the issue is

at first I thought it was because I was using poweriso but I extracted the files so they were no longer in iso format then burned them to a DVD

but the files are all in separate folders with nothing that would read or acts as an exec file or auto load that I can detect

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...1_1/Image1.jpg
so dose this look wright ?

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Old 09-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #6
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Check one of your earlier CDs/DVDs.

Running windows, insert the CD/DVD. What do you see? One file or multiple files and directories? If you only see a single file (the iso), it's wrong; you should see multiple files (as in your last attempt).

Forget your last attempt; extracting and burning does not work. You need to burn the iso as an image.
 
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Check one of your earlier CDs/DVDs.

Running windows, insert the CD/DVD. What do you see? One file or multiple files and directories? If you only see a single file (the iso), it's wrong; you should see multiple files (as in your last attempt).

Forget your last attempt; extracting and burning does not work. You need to burn the iso as an image.
Wim Sturkenboom

I have a disc with just the ISO image but it wont boot
 
Old 09-12-2012, 03:29 PM   #8
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It must not have the ISO as one file. When burning an ISO, your result will be a disc with multiple files and directories. But it's not the same as your last attempt (where you extracted the files first).

I suggest you download imgburn (mentioned earlier) and follow this guide: http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=61
 
Old 09-12-2012, 05:13 PM   #9
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I get the feeling that Windows 7 had native iso burning abilities. http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/w...om-an-ISO-file


You may need to test the download too with md5 or shal. Might also need to use slowest speeds in burning. Untested or not fully configured burner apps may be causing issues.

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Old 09-12-2012, 05:18 PM   #10
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Like jefro said, use the native Windows 7 burning capabilities http://lifehacker.com/5139424/how-to...s-in-windows-7. It typically works like a charm this way. You can't have just the ISO file on a disc as mentioned above. Good luck!
 
Old 09-12-2012, 05:31 PM   #11
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Like jefro said, use the native Windows 7 burning capabilities http://lifehacker.com/5139424/how-to...s-in-windows-7. It typically works like a charm this way. You can't have just the ISO file on a disc as mentioned above. Good luck!
well I got the image correctly burnt and now I cant get it to finish loading get a fatal kearnal error some thing about panic and not syncing starting to get on my nearves
 
Old 09-12-2012, 05:33 PM   #12
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Also have had the same issue with mint and ubuntu going to try fedora but think there might be an issue with my hardware that is preventing the install
 
Old 09-12-2012, 05:40 PM   #13
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If you end up with a CD/DVD on which you can see the one .ISO file, you've done it incorrectly. If you end up with a mountable disk on which you see a filesystem full of files and directories, you've probably done it right. Is it possible that your burner creates DVDs that are not readable by your DVD reader?

You do not put the file onto a CD/DVD filesystem. The ISO file is the filesystem. Various software tools have various ways of burning a bootable image from an ISO formatted file, so it is nearly impossible to give you an exact recipe. The LQ ISO guide may be helpful.

--- rod.
 
Old 09-12-2012, 05:40 PM   #14
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This might sound odd, and could be a shot in the dark, but try removing the CMOS battery, and starting the computer. After it loads you can place the battery back in, and try to install it that way. I do this when i have to switch from a video card, to an on board video card. Not really sure why it works but it does. The only thing you will have to do is reset the time and date.
 
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This might sound odd, and could be a shot in the dark, but try removing the CMOS battery, and starting the computer. After it loads you can place the battery back in, and try to install it that way. I do this when i have to switch from a video card, to an on board video card. Not really sure why it works but it does. The only thing you will have to do is reset the time and date.
Most motherboards have a reset jumper that you can use instead.
 
  


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