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Old 12-22-2004, 01:08 AM   #1
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Question Download Linux and what's next?


Hi,
i'm a newbie and am trying to download the Mandrake 10.1 (Off).

However, I am already face with a bootup problem.

I have downloaded the iso(S) files and save to CDs, is this correct?
I am using Roxio.

But I tried to boot up the 1st CD from CDROM nothing happens - "Insert system disk appears".

Here's an example of what the CD contain:

Mandrakelinux-10.1-Official-Download-CD1.i586.iso
6xxx,xxxKB
ISO File.

Must I use Nero or create a sys file for the 1st CD?
How does the iso files run by itself? From what application?

Please advice what i should do next.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 01:20 AM   #2
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It sounds to me like you just burned the ISO to the disk.

In Roxio, did you specify to burn from a CD image? If not, you need to do that. If you open Roxio, click on File, and near the bottom it will say record from image. Check that, make sure it looks for iso files, find the Mandrake iso's and burn em.

Assuming you did that correctly, it's also possible you downloaded some bad iso's....then you'll have to redownload them again.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 01:20 AM   #3
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Ok first off:
read this link "What is a Linux ISO?" http://linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/isofaq.html#whatisiso
Next, you don't save the iso file to the cd, you burn the iso as an image to the cd, which creates folders, files, and bootup stuff that is needed to boot your computer with . That's it!

As for burning: here's a link to a howto for nero http://linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/neroburning.html Or, you could order preburnt cds from vendors for cheap bucks (like $1 per cd) i don't know any off of the top of my head, but i've been to many such sites before.. just google something

*edit: two posts in one minute! you lucky person
 
Old 12-22-2004, 01:21 AM   #4
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Not sure if I totally understand the post, but I'll give it a shot.

First - you can use Nero to burn .iso files by selecting "Burn Image", however, if you're in windows (which I'm assuming you are) I prefer MagicISO.
After burning the discs, you need to go into the setup of your machine on bootup (usually done with DEL or F1) and change the boot order to boot from CDROM first.

This should solve your problems.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 01:40 AM   #5
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Re: Download Linux and what's next?

Quote:
Originally posted by Jeff.T
How does the iso files run by itself? From what application?
Forgot to mention (but i'm sure it's in the link i provided) that an ISO is just a type of file. An image of the entire contents of a cd, so you have to unpack it to get at the stuff.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 01:52 AM   #6
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Note: After burning the ISO file to the CD (in raw format, don't just dump the iso in!), you have to boot from the CD>
 
Old 12-22-2004, 02:03 AM   #7
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Thanks guys!

A GREAT help!


Merry Christmas!
Jeff.
From Singapore
 
Old 12-22-2004, 02:04 AM   #8
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Cool, Jeff.T, you're from Singapore. Me too. Too bad so few Singaporeans use linux.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 09:46 AM   #9
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If you're using Roxio, all you should need to do is RIGHT click on the .iso files and select "record to CD" on the menu which appears. This will burn a CD from the iso image file, instead of just copying the iso file itself to the cd
 
Old 12-22-2004, 01:56 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jeff.T
Thanks guys!

A GREAT help!


Merry Christmas!
Jeff.
From Singapore
Glad to have helped
 
  


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