I remember jumping on WindowsXP forums back in 2002 looking for answers, and it was nothing like this in Linux... Thanks folks, for your quick and useful answers.
Robert, Yes, the ISO file got corrupted somewhere down the line, as the CD doesn't boot in any of the other 5 machines I have here; I am now downloading the ISOs again
Jschiwal, thanks for your concerns... It happened to me burning the iso file and not the iso image, so this time I did burn the image, and although the CD is defective, i can navigate through folders and files. The fact that this particular CD doesn't boot in any other machine confirms it is bad.
However, I am still limited to WinXP on the access to these pages, and now let me ask how do I get a md5sum on a burned CD? I am using LQ's "md5summer
" which I tested with another iso image I had here and the checksum did match against the values on the site, which tells me the program works for ISOs, but when i attempt to checksum a whole CD i get a single md5sum for each object in the CD...
Going back to my first post on this thread, one thing still puzzles me: On the article mentioned, there is a chance of booting the little pentium3 with some special floppy, which took me a few hours to come up with, and in the end, that floppy is also useless... I can boot with a Win98 floppy; Once logged onto Kurumin I can see two files in that floppy, but it also doesn't boot... How about that?!?
Anyway, don't worry too much about the floppy; I am now downloading the 5 ISOs again, and as soon as I have (good) news, I'm coming back.