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You downloaded an image file but did you specifically burn the file as an image file? Bootable has no effect; only an image will boot. If you are not sure, you can use this, where that possibility is clearly indicated.
Please dont confuse with "Creating bootable ISO image". Thats total different thing. As far as your problem is concern just get a blank DVD-R/DVD-RW disk and grab ISO from website and burn it by using Nero or any other CD/DVD burning software with using the "Burn Image" option. Dont write ISO Image as file on DVD. Only use "Burn Image" Option
creating cds from iso images on ubuntu for fedora 10
All right, here is what I did for burning iso images to CDs, not the DVD, for Fedora 10.
This is running on Ubuntu 6.06. I downloaded the .iso file to the hard drive. Put the CD into the CD drive. I got a prompt when I closed the CD drive "You have inserted a blank disc. What would you like to do?
Make Audio CD, Make Data CD, Ignore.
I select ignore.
I then right click on the .iso image, and select the option burn to disk. This selected the slowest speed, 4x.
After the first disk image was burned, I ejected it then re-inserted it.
I then double click on the disk image on my desktop, and it opens, with files and folders in it, which indicates that I have burned the cd properly, otherwise I would simply see the .iso file.
One of these is instructions for burning .iso files, README-BURINING-ISOS-en_US.txt.
There is a folder marked images.
In that there is a file called boot.iso
I copied that to my desktop, ejected the CD, inserted a new blank CD, then repeated the process for this.
I take the boot disk, put it in the CD drive for the computer I want to install Fedora on, and I get a message Welcome to Fedora 10
The first option is install or upgrade an existing system, with that selection automatically used in one minute if you don't do anything.
This means though that instead of using the DVD, you will be cutting 6 CD images, plus the boot image off the first CD image.
for me how I got Fedora 10 on cd as a boot ISO(I'm using Vista) is I went to URL="http://http://www.ntfs.com/iso-burning.htm"][/URL] and got the Freeware Version and instilled it and incerted a blank cd and selected the iso file and it burned it very easly and so far it has worked..im trying a dvd now and it looks like it is going to work with Active@ ISO burner
Fedora itself will be having a CD/DVD writer software...
1. Right click on the downloaded iso image and select copy.
1.Put a blank DVD into your Drive.
2.go to Desktop -> Places -> Cd/DVd writer.
3.A new window opens.
4.paste the iso image there.
5.click write to disk.
6.click create from image.
Any other troubleshooting steps that I need to do? Ready to pull my hair out.....if I had any that is.
The easiest way to make a bootable disk from a downloaded iso is to use a bootable Linux like Knoppix. Then find K3b which should be under Multimedia, and use this. When loaded it gives you an option Burn DVD iso image. Direct this option to your iso download file, and it does everything for you. It has never failed with me. I hope this helps.