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Old 08-05-2005, 12:38 AM   #1
enigmatech
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need help for burning linuxiso


hi,

i already downloaded suse 9.3 cd1-iso and i already burnt those file, but when i boot from cd, my pc cant boot....what went wrong? need help.....
thanks
 
Old 08-05-2005, 12:44 AM   #2
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What do you mean it can't boot?

is it saying anything?

are you sure that your bios is set to boot from CD before HD?
 
Old 08-05-2005, 12:51 AM   #3
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Have a good read first.
There are a lotta things that can go wrong.

Try out the following links.
These are must read, while downloading and burning ISO Images.

Links from LQ:

Downloading ISOs

Burning ISOs


Links from LinuxISO.
ISO FAQ

How To Check MD5sums On A Linux Iso Image


CD writing instructions



PS: Sorry for the long list of links......but they will surely contribute to increasing your Linux Knowledge.
Hope you wanna learn.

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Old 08-05-2005, 01:29 AM   #4
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still confuse

hi,
yes i'm i'm sure i set bios boot sequence (cd-rom then hdd), but still cant boot to linux cd, when i try windows cd, it's boot normally.

and i downloaded this suse from this address. :

http://mirror.averse.net/suse/i386/9...f-i386-CD3.iso
http://ops.tamu.edu/suse/i386/curren...f-i386-CD2.iso
http://mirrors.kernel.org/suse/i386/...f-i386-CD1.iso
ftp://ftp.uni-rostock.de/pub/systems...f-i386-CD4.iso
http://ops.tamu.edu/suse/i386/curren...f-i386-CD5.iso

when i finished download the files is .rar ext, so i install MagicIso software, the files change to .iso ext, then i start to burnt all files, but when i boot from those cd, my pc cant load boot linux, i also run md5summer to check md5sum..( i already burnt 7 cd...lol)
i plan to change my os from windows to linux slowly, but now i cant install linux....

thanks

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Old 08-05-2005, 01:32 AM   #5
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If you look at the files on your CDs, what do you see: a load of folders and files, or just the .iso files? If the CDs have just the .iso files on them, you burnt them incorrectly. You'll need to burn them as images and not regular files.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 01:40 AM   #6
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first time the cd showed only image files (.iso ext) (it's about 696 mb), then i burnt again with entire (uncompressed) files so it's showed "SUSE-9.3-Prof-i386-CD1" folder (it's about 695 mb) which contain entire folders and files...but still cant boot from this cd....
thanks
 
Old 08-05-2005, 01:56 AM   #7
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so i must "burn as image" or "burn image"? i use nero burning sftwre
 
Old 08-05-2005, 02:03 AM   #8
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Yes. In my version of Nero, you go to Recorder > Burn Image... and then select the image file to burn.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 02:03 AM   #9
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An .iso file is a CD image (one file that contains the entire CD). A .rar file is an archive file (just like .zip, it takes the files you specify, compresses them, and stores them in one file). To burn an .iso in Nero, use 'Burn Image to Disk'. To open a .rar file, use an archiving/archive extraction program. For Windows, I recomend 7zip for archiving. It does a large number of archiving formats.

Good luck.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 02:27 AM   #10
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@enigmatech

You are experiencing a problem which is quite obvious for me.
The problem usually is with WinRAR, which tries to display the content of ISO files by default.

If you don't want to make mistakes like these any further, you will need to change the WinRAR Integration setting. I don't have windows installed here, so I can't tell you specifically where it can be found.
But look for Integration, somewhere in WinRAR Options.

Moreover, on the MD5 checksum issue.
Do read my previous posts, and take a look at all the links.
You should have checked the MD5 sums as soon as you downloaded the ISOs. But if you still have the ISOs on your hard disk, then i recommend that you run the MD5 check on them.

Moreover, if you find that some files don't have matching MD5 checksums you will probably have to redownload them and burn them again.

What I see from the links you have posted, is each and every Image is downloaded from a different site...which is quite uncommon.

Non Matching MD5 Images, when burnt to CDs, can cause unusual and unpredictable problems while installing.



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Old 08-05-2005, 03:51 AM   #11
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failed md5sum in installation

thanks a lot b4 for helping me...
now, i successfully burnt linux 1st cd and boot from cd, when system (in installation progress) check for md5sum (b4 i check myself md5sum, it's showed all files ok), the result is "failed", so should i continue installation, abort or redownload the cd1 files ?
thanks again....
 
Old 08-05-2005, 03:55 AM   #12
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The ISOs will be no use if their sums don't match, so redownload them.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 05:04 AM   #13
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what happen?

what happen if i continue installation with didnt match md5sum? bcos when i click "continue installation" the process run normally...
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Old 08-05-2005, 05:34 AM   #14
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Can you tell me from where exactly are you checking your files?

Can you view which files are damaged?
If you understand which files are required for your installation (and aren't damaged) then you may proceed with the installation.
Damaged files are those files whose MD5 Sum doesn't match.

It is not like if the MD5 sum doesn't match, the Installation will completely fail.
Only some parts of the installation or even the operation of Linux will fail, and such failures are completely unpredictable.

I can understand the frustration when a downloaded CD Image fails to match the MD5 checksum.

But to be on the safer side, better download a new image and proceed further.





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Old 08-05-2005, 06:58 AM   #15
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well i found out this result as md5sum check :

MD5SUM: yast2-tv-2.11.3-3.noarch.rpm: No such file or directory
yast2-tv-2.11.3-3.noarch.rpm: FAILED open or read
MD5SUM: New Partition: No such file or directory
New Partition: FAILED open or read
MD5SUM: %6.1f MB: No such file or directory
%6.1f MB: FAILED open or read
MD5SUM: New Partition: No such file or directory
New Partition: FAILED open or read
MD5SUM: %6.1f MB: No such file or directory
%6.1f MB: FAILED open or read
MD5SUM: @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@↕↕↕↕↕↕↕↕↕↕@@@@@@@♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦@@@@@@↑
@@@@ : Invalid argument
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@↕↕↕↕↕↕↕↕↕↕@@@@@@@@@ : FAILED open or read♦♦@@@@@@↑↑↑↑↑↑
MD5SUM: @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@↕↕↕↕↕↕↕↕↕↕@@@@@@@♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦@@@@@@↑
@@@@ : Invalid argument

but i can boot and run installation process from this cd, or maybe i need to redownload the files

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