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Old 07-31-2004, 08:10 PM   #1
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DownLoad and burn ISO image


I am very new to Linux!! I have downloaded the IPCop ISO and using Nero burned what I hope is a bootable cd. My next step is to use the cd to write the system to a 1.6 gig HDD. I wanted some comfort that what I have so far is good. The cd file contents are bin,boot,doc,dosutils,images copying,ipcop.tgz,modules.tgz and readme.txt. From the files I have listed does it seem like I did write a bootable cd???? Will this now enable me to build a os by simply booting the cd???
Thanks for any response.
 
Old 07-31-2004, 08:14 PM   #2
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Re: DownLoad and burn ISO image

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Originally posted by FlyRight
I am very new to Linux!! I have downloaded the IPCop ISO and using Nero burned what I hope is a bootable cd. My next step is to use the cd to write the system to a 1.6 gig HDD. I wanted some comfort that what I have so far is good. The cd file contents are bin,boot,doc,dosutils,images copying,ipcop.tgz,modules.tgz and readme.txt. From the files I have listed does it seem like I did write a bootable cd???? Will this now enable me to build a os by simply booting the cd???
Thanks for any response.
YES.
 
Old 07-31-2004, 08:16 PM   #3
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take a look here:

http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/isofaq.html
 
Old 07-31-2004, 08:16 PM   #4
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Did you check the MD5 checksum?Just to make sure you have a good burn.
 
Old 07-31-2004, 08:29 PM   #5
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Do I buy a boxed source, download off the internet or buy some cheap CDs?
It's your choice! If you download, I suggest that you check the md5sums on the Linux ISO Images and make sure you know how to burn ISOs in Windows to install Linux
# Cheap CDs
AlmostFreeLinux
Discount Linux CDs
Linux Central
Cheapbytes
TuxCDs
ComputerHelperGuy
CheapISO
Os Heaven
 
Old 08-03-2004, 12:05 AM   #6
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Re: DownLoad and burn ISO image

Your description looks like a bootable CD. The best way to test it is to boot it. If it boots, you can abort any installation it wants to attempt. Just turn off the computer if you can't find an abort method.

If it doen't boot, well, you have your answer!
 
Old 08-03-2004, 09:40 AM   #7
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"Did you check the MD5 checksum?Just to make sure you have a good burn."

That is a very good question and no I did not. I need the software to do this can anyone give me a reference. Someone gave me a source but it is confusing as to how to get the program. Thanks.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 10:36 AM   #8
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For windows http://www.etree.org/md5com.html
for LINUX info md5sum
 
Old 08-03-2004, 11:03 AM   #9
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Quote:
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"Did you check the MD5 checksum?Just to make sure you have a good burn."

That is a very good question and no I did not. I need the software to do this can anyone give me a reference. Someone gave me a source but it is confusing as to how to get the program. Thanks.

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take a look here:

http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/isofaq.html
Helpful Stuff:

Help with iso images:
- ISO Image FAQ
- How to Burn ISOs
- Verifying ISO Images

 
Old 08-03-2004, 11:14 AM   #10
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Did you check the MD5 checksum?Just to make sure you have a good burn.
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For windows http://www.etree.org/md5com.html
for LINUX info md5sum
this prog will check the md5 of the ISO you download, but it will not check to see if you have a "good burn"...

you'll need a tool that can perform an md5 of the surface of the compact disc for that...

haven't seen any for windows, although there SHOULD be some out there...

here's a script that does that on linux:

http://www.troubleshooters.com/linux/coasterless.htm

 
Old 08-03-2004, 03:45 PM   #11
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To one and all, many thanks for your kind assistance. May you all rest easy at the end of the day, have a cool one!
 
  


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