Originally Posted by Sweetwater
I downloaded Fedora 10,opened the ISO with 7 zip, Loaded to CD
I assume you did the above on a different computer than
Set bios to boot to CD first, inserted cd, and screen says missing operating system. This system has no os
You need to go back to the first computer and burn a new CD, correctly this time.
Most CD writing programs have a mode in which they write files to the CD. That is not the correct mode. Most also have a mode in which they write or "burn" an image to the CD. That is the correct mode.
You do not unpack the .iso and write its files to the CD.
You do not write the .iso itself to the CD as a file.
You must write the .iso to the CD as an image.
If that choice is not obvious in your CD burning software, download ImgBurn. It is free. It works better than the commercial software or the software that may have been pre installed on the Windows system. It can be installed and used without disturbing any previously installed CD software (so you can still use the other software for data backups or audio CDs or whatever you might think it is good for).