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Old 07-28-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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downloading on one to install on another


I have a 1 year old emachines, preloaded with Windows Vista, which is going to hell in a handbasket fast, and am trying to download Linux on a 2nd computer (XP system) to create a boot CD for the emachine....I keep seeing the term ISO file, what is this, what do I do to burn it and when I extract the .rar file Linux is in, where do I extract TO? directly to the CD? I already have a 40 GB partition ready for linux to live on, I just need to know about the CD creation phase.
 
Old 07-28-2009, 11:47 AM   #2
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You need to burn as an iso
http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm
 
Old 07-28-2009, 11:54 AM   #3
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ok, thats a start

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noe, extracting the .rar file after download...where do I do that? will it mess up Windows XP if extracted in a folder on the HD? I cant boot the intended use machine at all as it is, Vista has gone completely flooey.
 
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What file did you downloaded?
You just can unrar it to a temp directory on your drive.
 
Old 07-28-2009, 01:11 PM   #5
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Welcome to LQ.

If you want to create an install cd :
Please download <Linux>.iso and use the option
'Burn an Image' or 'Burn as an Image' to burn.

I guess a .rar file will be of no use ?
( Unless it contains the .iso ).
.....
 
Old 07-28-2009, 01:22 PM   #6
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An ISO file is a CD image file. This file contains all the data found on the CD in the same structure. This allows users to use this file to reproduce an exact copy of a CD from which the image file was made of. Think of this image file as an exact copy of CD on your HDD, which later can be transferred back to another CD.
The burning of such files was already explained in previous posts...
 
Old 07-28-2009, 01:32 PM   #7
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

Sometimes a image file (rar) file is the 'ISO' image file. If so then just burn that image. It's rare that someone will compress a 'ISO' into a 'rar'.

Just few links to aid you;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Linux Newbie Admin Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux

The above link and others available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
  


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