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I just downloaded the three cd images of Mandrake 9.2 and burned them onto 3 cds. These are about 650 MB each. What do I do now? I don't understand the content of these cds. I can't even look to see what's on them because my computer doesn't recognize the files. Thanx.
I appreciate your input guyz, however, my problem(s) still isn't solved. What I meant by my computer not recognizing the files is that when I double click on the icon on the desktop (where I downloaded it to) it comes back and says that windows cannot open the file. It needs to know what program created it and I should choose what program to open it. Plus I didn't use any particular software to burn the cd's. I simply opened up My Computer and dragged the downloaded file from the desktop to drive E: (the cd burner drive) and the computer automatically started burning the cd. Thanx.
An ISO file is an image of the CD similar to Nortons Ghost utility.
You can not burn an ISO file by simply draging and droping the file with windows because it will just burn it as single file. There are applications that will decompress an ISO file like winrar but I don't think it will create a bootable CD.
Yeah dude michaelk is right, search google for an ISO tool thier is a free one for XP somewhere I used it a while ago cant remeber the name but you will be able to find it. this will split up the ISO file so that all the contents can be written to a cd.
Hey, don't get me wrong, I'm no freerider . I'm just trying to get it on an older computer, familiarize myself with it, and get some nasty drivers working on it (i.e. Linksys WUSB11 v2.6 with Atmel, and various sound cards). If I choose to stick with the it, then of course I'll be paying my dues .
Originally posted by GoSix How did you download Mandrake 9.2 images?!?!? I though you have to buy them right now .
The ISO's for Mandrake 9.2 are free to download by the public here. Of course, you can get the download version, and even the PowerPack and ProSuite, for a few dollars off Ebay, or at freewarecds.com. Being an impoverished student, I don't have a problem buying the "discounted" CD's off Ebay or just downloading the free version when I don't want all the development stuff, so that I can use the difference in money (at least for the advanced versions) to sign up for a MandrakeClub membership, which is the best way to support their development, anyway, and it comes with the added benefit of all those download and support options.
Yeah, the 9.2 iso's were finally made available. I actually asked that question prior to their release at the beginning of this month. I instead installed 9.2 via FTP and I found that to be very convenient (took a little longer, of course).
As for the mandrake club, I will be joining that as soon as I get all my parts in for my "new" POS computer. I am replacing my old slot1 PIII-450 with a Socket 370 PIII-850 (why would I bother, do you ask? I am upgrading this computer from spare parts that co-workers found lying around. My primary computer is a P4). When I finally build this computer and put in toys like a CL Audigy card, wireless-G bridge, I will re-install linux and join the club .
I have been very impressed with mandrake 9. 2 so far on my current piece of crap, so I'll be contributing to the cause on my next build.