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Distribution: Trying Linux Mint 8 and I use Windows XP 2003 Home Edition
what to use to make a "back up" and other Qs
Hi, I am David,
I have been reading the e-book on how to use Mepis.. I have some questions I cannot find answers to, can I ask for your assistance? I know your very busy, I am a newbie to mepis, and green about computers, what I do know of computers I have learned on my own or from asking people, for when I attended school there were no computers in the school or classrooms, the closest we came to computers were hand held calculators.
My fist question:
I want to make a back up of my hard drive and all the important files and folders I would need should something happen that I lost all information presently on my hard drive, and I would be faced with reloading Mepis and looking up every thing again that I have on the hard drive now.
You should know that I do not own a 'tape back up' system, ..... I have nothing but blank CDs to use as my back up media.
OK with that said, I am gathering from the book that to make this back up onto a CD, I would use:
image file (ISO) of files
would I use image file ( ISO) of directories?
2) What does ISO stand for?
3) I have a computer game called NASCAR racing 1999 made by Sierra sports. it is for windows systems... when I loaded the game CD into my mepis system it read the CD but, ask me to choose what I want to open..in other words it is not Auto starting.
What do I choose to install this game to my Mepis system? If you need additional info please ask me, be specific as possible , remembering
I am not schooled in computers or any computer languages, so I'll need step by step directions and lead by the hand where to look for something and what to click and type.
You should also be aware that frequently people will refer to image files for CDs as "ISO files". These files usually have an extension of iso and consist of a bit for bit image of what will be burned to the CD. If you download one of these files, you need to make sure you burn it as an image and not as a regular file.