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Old 02-14-2001, 12:23 PM   #1
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I down loaded r/h 6.2 to my hard drive and burned it on a cd. The file name is redhat 6.2-i386.iso. When I try to run the disk no go. Can anyone tell me what I did wrong or what to do to open the cd?
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Old 02-14-2001, 02:18 PM   #2
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Have you tried booting into it? If you can't open in windows to browse the cd, what is the error, might be a bad burn or download.
 
Old 02-14-2001, 02:40 PM   #3
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there is no error when I try to browse in windows. It automatically goes to wordpad to open but times out. I tried booting up through it and no dice. What type of file is .iso. Does that have anything to do with it?
 
Old 02-14-2001, 04:07 PM   #4
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What software are you using to burn? It may have actually burned the .iso as one big file. You need software that understands that an iso is a CD image.
 
Old 02-14-2001, 04:34 PM   #5
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It downloaded as an .iso file. I must have did something when I downloaded it. How do you ensure that the file will download correctly? Also if it is downloaded to the hard drive shouldn't you be able to browse through the files?
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Old 02-14-2001, 06:00 PM   #6
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Most places that have ISO's available for download also have MD5 checksums available to verify the image.
 
Old 02-14-2001, 08:29 PM   #7
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Bob, I think maybe you are failing to understand what an iso file is. An iso isn't really like a zip file. It's not made to be opened up and read from directly. Instead it is an image of a CD, and most burner software should have an option to burn from and ISO image, or in other words, expand the ISO file back onto a CD.

Example, I usually use Easy CD creator 4.0. If I open it up to create a data CD, under the <file> menu there is an option to 'Create CD from image'. If I select this option, then I can browse to the downloaded ISO image and it will create the CD from the image.

This is how Easy CD Creator works, but I think most burner software should have a similar function.

Hope this helps.

-Mark
 
Old 02-15-2001, 07:36 AM   #8
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All this information helps enormously. Thank you all. I'll give it another shot.
 
  


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