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Old 11-12-2003, 06:12 PM   #1
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Question how to install disto when there's no iso aviable??


hi, been searching the net and wanted check out some new distro... what if there isn't iso , and all you see is a ftp site with a lot files and folders on it, what do you do? just download everything and put it as iso format and install or what?


that is assume if i wanna isntall as a cd...

thank you
 
Old 11-12-2003, 06:50 PM   #2
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What distro were you wanting to check out?

# Cheap CDs
AlmostFreeLinux
Discount Linux CDs
Linux Central
Cheapbytes
TuxCDs
ComputerHelperGuy
CheapISO
Os Heaven
 
Old 11-12-2003, 07:12 PM   #3
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sweet, thanks fancypiper, case close


but what i really wanted to ask was do i need to turn'em into iso myself, assume if i download all the files and folder?

thanks
 
Old 11-12-2003, 07:25 PM   #4
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I could tell you how to make a CD from the files and folders, using Linux, but it wouldn't be bootable. It would be much easier to locate the ISOs. All distros except for SuSE and a few others are available for d/l. Have you checked on Linux ISOs?
How To Check MD5sums On A Linux Iso Image

The cheap CDs are much easier to use IMHO.

I haven't used Microsoft software very much since 1999, so I am unfamiliar with the available CD burning software Windows needs to do the job.

# CD burning copying ripping info
Is it configured and what is the device? Command this to find out:
cdrecord -scanbus
Adding an IDE CD-Writer to Linux
CD Writing HOWTO
Burning CDs on Linux
# Burn an ISO to disk
cdrecord -v speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/foo.iso
# Burn from disk to disk
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> -isosize /dev/cdrom
#ISO information
isoinfo -i -d /dev/cdrom
# Generate an ISO from a directory.
mkisofs -vrTJUV "Label" -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
# Generate an ISO from a CD
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=foo.iso
# cdparanoia - search for a drive with reporting of autosense:
cdparanoia -vsQ
# Rip a complete audio CD with cdparanoia
cdparanoia -B "1-"
Linux MP3 CD Burning mini-HOWTO
# Convert mp3 to wav with lame
for i in *.mp3; do lame --decode $i `basename $i .mp3`.wav; done
# Burn a CD from wav files
cdrecord -v -audio -pad speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/*.wav
# Erase a CDRW
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> blank=fast

Last edited by fancypiper; 11-12-2003 at 07:28 PM.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 07:36 PM   #5
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thank you for all these detail info fancypiper, that was a gerat help, appreicate,
this time for real -----> case close
 
  


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