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I`m the newest nebie I think.
The situation is folowing: A friend of me gave me the 5 CD set of Linux SUSE 9 Prof. Just because I`m a newbie I made Images of them using Nero....the images are now in .nrg format. SO the questinon is If I can make boot CD from these images under Win XP Pro OS with my Nero 6 and Instal this SUSE distribution. I already tried to unpack the Images and burn`em in Boot CD Mode but the only result I got until now is headache. Do I have any chance to get out of this mess or the only thing I can do is to make a tatto on my forehead which says "Lamer"! Any help is more than welcome. I apologize if I disturbed the forum with a stupid question!
I've been using nero 6 under winxp quite alot, I think if you've dumped those cds into an image, you can just burn them straight ahead in nero (choose open -> yourimage.nrg). You don't need to choose what cd type and it should be a bootable cd automatically. Just reboot your system, change the boot sequence so the cd come first.
Originally posted by Sagittarius20 Nope!!!!
It still doesn`t work like boot CD I don`t know why. I tried exactly what You say. If You have any other tips........and everybody else, if You just have any ideas.....?!
I'm not really sure why it's still not working, but there should be a solution for that. Have you actually tried to boot using the real cd (your friend's one), and set the boot order to be cd in the first place? Maybe nero didn't actually record that the cd is a bootable cd when you dumped them into .nrg (i never tried that, next time try dumping into .iso). If it still doesn't work, here's (may be a stupid) solution: Try other lighter distros. If you consider yourself a newbie try something like ubuntu, it's a nice, easy to install/use distros which is based on debian. You can download the installation .iso (which is only 1 cd). And trust me, it works just as nice as other big distros, and covers all the main features a newbie should have.. Otherwise you need help from someone better than me ..
About the CD....I`m 1000% sure that it is bootable `cause the whole set costs $89.99 with books included. Now I`m gonna try to make`em .iso........I`ll try also to copy `em......I`ve been thinking about some kind of copy right protection that turns on when You try to copy or image the CD set???? For 90 bucks it`s suppose to have a protection I guess!
I'm not really sure about copy protection but, Win Xp Pro cd which cost you around $100 can be copied easily.. Actually, to make sure your problem, have you really tried to boot anything with your computer? It might be that the problem is in your system, not the cd.
Nope It wasn`t in my system.....`cause all other bootable CD that I have run as well as ever before. I just made direct copies of the whole Suse 9.3 CD set and it solved the problems......also I tried to rip`em in .ISO format and then burn `em. I worked too....sooo if You ever DO need to make image of a linux CDs with Nero..DO NOT use .nrg format!!!!!