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Old 06-24-2006, 03:28 PM   #1
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Burning Boot CD + Disk 2


Hey there,

My first Slack question is pretty lame, but here it is..

I'm having trouble making the CDs :P.

I FTP/torrented the first two CD images, which come with one giant .iso and two smaller files each.

Do I burn all three onto each disk? Do I have to specify it as a "boot" CD? Only the first one? I've burned and reburned but I can't get it to work.

Thanks, and I'm sure I'll have plenty more questions later ^^;
~OC
 
Old 06-24-2006, 03:50 PM   #2
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Wait. You seem to have d/l'd the DVD, not the 2 cd images.

The cd images are about 700mb each or so.

You should have 2 iso images, disk 1 and disk 2.

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Old 06-24-2006, 03:56 PM   #3
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Wait. You seem to have d/l'd the DVD, not the 2 cd images.

The cd images are about 700mb each or so.

You should have 2 iso images, disk 1 and disk 2.
No, no, I have one 652 meg "Disk One" .iso along with one "Disk One" 1kb ASC and one "Disk One" 1kb MD5, along with one 660 meg "Disk Two" with one each of its own ACS and MD5.
 
Old 06-24-2006, 04:01 PM   #4
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Just burn the two ISO disk's on to a cd. If you use nero then choose burn an image then select the first disk iso burn it then do the same for the second one.
 
Old 06-24-2006, 04:09 PM   #5
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Sorry. Misread that.

Do as jstephens said, burn iso 1, then iso 2
 
Old 06-24-2006, 04:16 PM   #6
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The .iso files are exact images of the orignal CDs or DVDs. They should be burnt (written) on CDs/DVDs by CD/DVD burning software like NERO, K3b, etc by selecting something simliar to "Burn CD image".
People always make mistake and copy these images to CDs/DVDs. When I was about to start learning linux, I wondered what to do with these images? Copy them on a CD?? .
So, don't copy an .iso file. Burn it.

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Old 06-24-2006, 04:25 PM   #7
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Alright..

So I ignore the small 1kb files altogether?

I burned a couple CDs already (Should have mentioned it in the origional post, but I think I already did?) with all three "Disk One" files on 'em and it doesn't do anything (Even when I have it set to "Boot To CD" in the bios).. Should I burn new ones with just the one .ISO?

Do I have to burn it in nero as a boot CD or should it recognize it anyway as a regular data/.iso?

edit: Sounds like jstephens is trying to tell me to burn both onto one CD :P.

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Old 06-24-2006, 04:30 PM   #8
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Do I have to burn it in nero as a boot CD or should it recognize it anyway as a regular data/.iso?
Np. Just select "Burn CD image". Linux installer CDs are bootable by default.
Remember 1 iso -> 1 CD
So, don't try writing both isos on a single CD. However, even if u try to do so, your CD writing software (Nero, etc) will not allow u.

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Old 06-24-2006, 05:25 PM   #9
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Np. Just select "Burn CD image". Linux installer CDs are bootable by default.
Remember 1 iso -> 1 CD
So, don't try writing both isos on a single CD. However, even if u try to do so, your CD writing software (Nero, etc) will not allow u.
Alright, thanks, yes, I already know you can't put 1300 megs on a single 700mb disk , I was just making fun of his wording.

... But what is the point of the other two 1kb files? Just curious.

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Old 06-24-2006, 05:38 PM   #10
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... But what is the point of the other two 1kb files? Just curious.
MD5 is a hashing/message digest algorithm, this file contains a "summary" of the ISO file. You can use it in combination with the md5sum program to check the integrity of the ISO file. The .asc file contains a GnuPG signature. You can use it to verify that the file was not changed, and was really published by Slackware Inc.
 
Old 06-24-2006, 05:42 PM   #11
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MD5 is a hashing/message digest algorithm, this file contains a "summary" of the ISO file. You can use it in combination with the md5sum program to check the integrity of the ISO file. The .asc file contains a GnuPG signature. You can use it to verify that the file was not changed, and was really published by Slackware Inc.
TYVM. ^_^;
 
Old 06-24-2006, 05:56 PM   #12
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The .asc file contains a GnuPG signature. You can use it to verify that the file was not changed, and was really published by Slackware Inc.
Thanks. I knew about MDS but didn't know about .asc files. Thanks again.
 
  


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