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Old 10-01-2007, 12:33 PM   #1
alabamaman
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how to burn a bootable dvd with a pre-made iso?


i downloaded an openSUSE iso from distrowatch, and tried to burn it, but all k3b did was burn the image as a regular file onto the cd. do i need to get a different program to emerge the iso onto the cd to make it bootable, or do i just need to do it via terminal? everything i've found in searching how-to's just makes giant question marks pop up above my head and i'm sure there's an easy solution...any suggestions?
 
Old 10-01-2007, 01:05 PM   #2
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K3b has an option tu burn isos, they're not treated as a normal file.

When you download a linux distro:

- Download the iso
- Check the md5sum
- Burn iso using the "burn iso" option from K3b, not as a regular file
- You should have a bootable CD now, with lot of files (not just one .iso file)
 
Old 10-01-2007, 02:44 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Pau Gasol View Post
K3b has an option tu burn isos, they're not treated as a normal file.

When you download a linux distro:

- Download the iso
- Check the md5sum
- Burn iso using the "burn iso" option from K3b, not as a regular file
- You should have a bootable CD now, with lot of files (not just one .iso file)
how i missed that before i have no idea, thanks for answering rather than laughing at my stupidity.
 
  


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