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Old 01-01-2006, 11:23 AM   #1
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How do I use the iso CD i created to install Linux?


Please tell me once I have downloaded an iso to a CD how I can install that linux iso onto the computer as an operating system. Also I was wondering if there is a program that lets you choose between Windows or Linux when you turn on the computer before either os is booted.
 
Old 01-01-2006, 11:29 AM   #2
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You put the CD in your machine, reboot and the installation should start. You will need to make sure that your CD drive is the first boot device, which is done in the BIOS. The software that lets you choose which OS to load is the bootloader, either GRUB (Grand Unified Bootloader) or LILO (Linux Loader) and you should see some sort of configuration for this during installation.
 
Old 01-01-2006, 11:53 AM   #3
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Thumbs up installing linux

hey ! first of all create the cd (bootable) then boot computer from that cd and then linux can install.
 
Old 01-01-2006, 11:57 AM   #4
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Be sure that you burn the ISO as an IMAGE to the CD. If you simply save the ISO as a file on the CD, the CD will not be able to load when your computer powers on.

Also, rare, but you may need to check your BIOS to ensure that your computer is able to boot from a CD.
 
Old 01-01-2006, 04:54 PM   #5
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How do you copy it as an image?
 
Old 01-01-2006, 06:44 PM   #6
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If you have Nero or some other advanced burner software you can poke around in the settings and go from there. If you don't have Nero or the like, there are several free downloads for burning image software, including the one I use (NO guarantees/warranties/whatever) BURNCDCC at terabyteunlimited.com

Always burn at the lowest rate possible onto a clean disc. Before you do, click your heels three times.
 
Old 01-02-2006, 07:30 AM   #7
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A google for "burning cd image":
http://www.google.com/search?q=burning+cd+image

It turns up numerous examples. Those links probably have better information than we can give here. (Definitely better info than I can give, especially since I haven't used 'doze in a couple years.)
 
Old 01-02-2006, 04:10 PM   #8
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Before you dive-in too far too fast, slow down and make sure you know what you're going to do and how you're going to do it -- and how you're prepared to back-out if something does not go as expected.

For example, I hope that you're installing to an entirely-separate disk drive.
 
  


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