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Old 09-15-2005, 08:16 PM   #1
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Need help installing.


I have downloaded all 3 Mandrake Linux 10.1 Official ISOs. I am new to Linux. I have a few questions:

1. What is an ISO?


I have put the 1st ISO on a data disc. I have cleared my hard drive completely. I put the data disc with the 1st ISO, it gives me this:

"Failed to load OS."

2. Do I have to have something else on the disk to install Linux?

I put the settings in BIOS to make the CD Drive boot first.

3. Could it be something with my BIOS?

I would really appreciate any help, I'm really looking foward to using Linux.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 08:24 PM   #2
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When you burned the CD, did you choose to burn from image (an ISO file is an image)? If you just burned the ISO file to a cd it will not work (I think).
 
Old 09-15-2005, 08:27 PM   #3
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Yes, I just burned it to the CD. I have other blank CD's, how do I get it to work?
 
Old 09-15-2005, 08:36 PM   #4
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There should be an option in your CD burning program to create (or burn) CD from image. Then point the program to the ISO image. You might be able to double click the ISO image to burn it too. Depends on the program.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 08:38 PM   #5
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So, if I do that, when I boot up my pc, it will install Linux?

BTW: I'm just using window's burning program.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 08:40 PM   #6
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If the image burned right.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 08:42 PM   #7
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Ok, it doesn't give me a choice...it just says write these files to the CD, nothing else. That is what I did last time....
 
Old 09-15-2005, 08:46 PM   #8
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Go to the programs website and see if it says there how to burn and ISO or do a google search. You might be able to download a eval copy of like Nero from their website.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 08:55 PM   #9
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What is the exact name of the Windows program you're trying to use to burn the ISO image on your CD? There may be someone here who could help with the specifics.

I seem to recall that M$ XP included a "built-in" CD writer, but it had very limited capabilities. There are (I believe) some freeware CD burning tools available for use on XP, but I can't, offhand, recall any of them. (It's been a while since I was on a M$ system.)
 
Old 09-15-2005, 09:00 PM   #10
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It's just called CD Writing Wizard. I looked up writing ISO files to disks, it says that the Writing Wizard doesn't support writing ISO images properly. So I downloaded something called ISOrecorder. I have to wait a little bit to get admin rights, so I'll post when we install and figure it out.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 09:02 PM   #11
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Here is the link to the program I downloaded:

http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/HowTo.htm
 
Old 09-15-2005, 09:52 PM   #12
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Alright! I got the disks recorded correctly! I am installing it now. You guys are a big help, and you reply quickly. Thanks
 
  


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