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Old 09-05-2009, 10:27 AM   #1
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Question Linux ISO won't boot


I have been trying very hard since last night to be exact but I cannot get the ISO image to boot. Here's what I've tried to do: I extracted the ISO image with Winzip and it made a Folder for Fedora 11. I burned that folder of files to the DVD-R in my DVD-RW drive. I restarted the computer and nothing is detected or booted up, except for Windows Vista. Can someone please help me step by step on what to do? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks in advance!
 
Old 09-05-2009, 10:44 AM   #2
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whats up Linux_newbie1978!
Welcome to LQ!

Now, your mistake was in extracting the iso
you gotta burn the iso to cd/dvd using nero or imgburn
burn, not a data dvd

if you have access to a linux livecd or usb you can use k3b
always burn at slowest speed too
 
Old 09-05-2009, 11:25 AM   #3
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If your BIOS supports USB booting you can use a software(available for Windows and linux) called 'UNetbootin' to make a Live/Install USB flash disk. All you need is a pendrive/flash disk, you can install/run linux from it, no cd burning.

get it from here: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 09-05-2009, 11:34 AM   #4
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Quote:
I have been trying very hard since last night to be exact but I cannot get the ISO image to boot. Here's what I've tried to do: I extracted the ISO image with Winzip and it made a Folder for Fedora 11. I burned that folder of files to the DVD-R in my DVD-RW drive.
This is not what you are supposed to do.
Are you sure it is a DVD image, and not a CD image? If you are sure, either way, substitute "DVD" for "CD" in the following :

Try this:
Using your windows CD-burning program, burn the .iso file to a blank disk as an iso image
There will be an option for you to do this in your burning program. It is not a "regular burn".

Now, when you look at the disk from windows, you should see a whole load of files and directories, (yes, I know you could see these before, but the disk still wasn't burnt properly, trust me on this).

Now set your BIOS to boot from [1] CD [2] HDD
Insert the CD and reboot.
 
  


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