Originally posted by adflynn
is there a common iso file that i should look for when downloading any distrobution?
Not sure what you mean by "common iso". Each distribution will have their own iso files, some will have more than others - but they will all end with ".iso".
You should check the files after downloading (follow this
link) and then burn them to cd (follow this
link). I normally get my iso files from LinuxISO
, but there are other places.