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evrae 06-21-2004 03:41 AM

Question Concerning ISO's and one quick question.
 
Well, to start off I downloaded all 7 ISO's from debian.org.. Tried to Re-Partion with Partion Magic 8 and it gave me alot of junk, and I had to re-format whole hardrive again.

#1 - Do you just burn the ISO files to separe disk as an ISO (thats what I did)? or do I need to extract them or do something to them?
#2 - Does Debian have its own partitioning program when you boot up to install it?

I know this may belong to debian forum, but im having software problems as well. Not alot of people are in that forum, and Id appreciate it if a mod can keep it here :)

Mega Man X 06-21-2004 03:52 AM

Hi there evrae! :)

Take a look here to learn how to burn those iso properly. Two advices: Extract it? Wrong. Burn it as it is? Wrong again :). They've to be mounted in order to burn them properly:

http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/howtoburn.html

I believe that Debian comes with two partitions tools, fdisk and cfdisk. cfdisk is quite easy to use but it cannot resize partitions, as far as I know. Mandrake and Redhat does, come with nice partitioning tools able to resize Windows Partitions as well.

born4linux 06-21-2004 03:53 AM

no. you burn them to cd as a data disk - contents of the ISO are "Extracted" to the CD you are writing to.

(check the linuxiso link above).

Debian has its of partitioning system that you canuse during install. you don't have to use 3rd part partitioning system just to install it.



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