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Old 05-16-2005, 09:51 AM   #1
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ISO download


I have downloaded
simply Mepis 3.1.1 as an iso. My trouble is burning this file to a cd as iso. It was downloaded as a rar file. How do you take the rar file, and burn as an iso file?
I am confused... Thanks
 
Old 05-16-2005, 09:57 AM   #2
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you need to unrar it: http://www.rarlabs.com/
 
Old 05-16-2005, 10:49 AM   #3
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apt-get install unrar would probably be easier.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 10:53 AM   #4
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Quote:
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apt-get install unrar would probably be easier.
how do you know he has APT??
 
Old 05-16-2005, 11:00 AM   #5
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Because clydeamus is running Mepis which is based on Debian.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 11:18 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by reddazz
Because clydeamus is running Mepis which is based on Debian.
he said he DOWNLOADED the Mepis ISO...

this could have been done from Windows 98 for all we know...


EDIT: anyways, i just looked at his posting history and it looks like he's on Xandros:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...67#post1511567

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...81#post1640981

(and yes, i know xandros is debian-based)



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Old 05-16-2005, 11:29 AM   #7
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Yes I am on xandros, but wanted to try mepis, I am doing the downloading on my windows XP machine. I hope to get to the point I can use linux for everything. I did downloade mepis, it is in a rar file. To use it to boot to the linux machine it needs to be in an iso format. I didn't know how to get it out of rar and burn as an iso. That is my question. How do I do it?
 
Old 05-16-2005, 11:35 AM   #8
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did you go to the website i posted?? http://www.rarlabs.com/

you can also go to download.com and find some file archive utility which is rar-compatible...

after you unrar the file you can burn the ISO using Nero or something like that...
 
Old 05-16-2005, 11:37 AM   #9
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Like reddazz says just get unrar or compile from source
 
Old 05-16-2005, 12:44 PM   #10
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Are you sure the Mepis iso is a rar file? Its quite rare for Linux isos to be compressed using rar. if you have any rar programs installed on windows, that can cause isos to be associated with the rar program, but you don't have to open them with rar. You have to burn them to a cd as an iso image.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 05:14 PM   #11
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you will have to forgive me. It seems that the cd drive isn't working, and the floppy drive either. Could be software problems but being new to linux I don't know where to check. I did however put the mother board cd in and got it to move after some presuading. The computer is a Microtel and mother board is asrock. Running the cd once, I got an error window, ascddml.dll, can't find dmi entry point. I being a newby don't know what that is. If i put a cd into the drive, it just sits there, if I open and close it then hit the unit it starts up, but usually doesn't give the right info.... If I had a canal behind my house it would go in there. I didn't get the mepis to install, still have xandros2.5. The box is useless without the cd drive and floppy working. Thanks for all the help...
 
  


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