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I am New to The world of Linux and have a question about installation. I finally got myself to the point where I can boot from a floppy (cdrom.img) and all is fine until I select the cd-rom to look for an installation CD.(It is Mandrake 9.1) A message appears telling me "there dosent seem to be an installation CD in the Drive would I like to try a different disk"when there is My question is: Is there a particular way to burn the Images to CD? I am using WindowsXP to download and burn CD's. I got the files from an official linux Miror. I have also tried selecting my CD-RW drive to install and get the same message!
P.S. I am also trying to dual boot XP and MDK9.1 and already have a 4 gig Partition for MDK.
Check the contents of the CD's in Windows (or on some other computer). You should not burn the CD image as a file - in most CD recording programs you have an option like "Create CD from disk image" or something similar. Use that instead in case you only have one huge file on the CD.
I heard that If I want to dual boot, there are some special procedures to keep Linux from over writing my MBR. How much truth is there in that and if it is true can someone direct me to a good place to read more about it?