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Old 11-17-2004, 09:09 AM   #1
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unable to run from CD using DSL.

downloaded file dsl-0.8.4.iso and copied to CDR. rebooted with CD in drive but no dsl, it was bypassed. i've tried on several desktops/notebooks with all bios set to boot from cd. the cd is a cd-r not cdrw. what am i missing, another file? i'm basically a ms windows guy whose open to try a new op sys.

thanks, jlofny.
Old 11-17-2004, 09:54 PM   #2
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I don't believe you can copy the iso to a disc but have to "burn" the image.I am currently replying to this post while using DSL 0.8.4 that I downloaded earlier today.I used a Win XP pc that has DVD Decrypter installed on it and it was just a matter of right clicking on the "iso" and selecting "Burn using DVD Decrypter".
Old 11-19-2004, 08:07 AM   #3
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Thanks, Ryptyde for taking the time to reply. I've noticed similar responses. I've done as suggested and it works.
Old 11-19-2004, 03:35 PM   #4
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Yes, copying an image wont work, you have to burn the ISO image
Old 12-16-2004, 04:00 AM   #5
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i've had problems with corrupted iso files several times, especially with redhat 9.0. so there's no warranty for successful burnings with downloaded iso files, even if you correctly perform the required iso-session.

dsl isos have always been fine, so your issue should be the iso-burning as suggested above

Old 12-16-2004, 07:59 PM   #6
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i have usally had bad burns with redhat and mandrake. however really have never had a bad burn, that i am aware of, with DSL.

i just use k3b to burn a disk.

you have to burn the image, not put the image on a disk. just like with mp3 to make a music "cd" though now days you can make a mp3 data disk and many cd players will use that.


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