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I just downloaded and burned Mandrake 9.0 iso's. I went to restart my puter to start installing, and low-and-behold, i booted into windows. I changed the bios to boot to the CD. Still nothing. What do i need to do? Do i need to some how extact something.
Please help. I hate windows and really want to get into Linux, but this is driving me nuts and is a real turn off. There isn't anything on Mandrakes page that I could find that was contrary to what i am doing.
BTW: I have a Celeron 1.7 Ghz, proc., 256MB RAM, and a new Intel MoBo.
One thing, are you sure you burned the iso images to the discs, or did you just put the iso FILES on the discs? That's a common mistake for anyone who hasn't burnt a cd from an image before. Don't know if that helps.
you have to make sure that the cd was burned as an image. Load up the windows, and explore your cdrom. If it's only one file (distro.iso) you burned it incorrectly. if its a bunch of directories and files, you're ok. if the cd is ok, but you still can't boot, check your cd for instructions on how to create bootable floppies. you can then use these floppies so the installation boots (which then uses your cd)