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Old 01-23-2008, 10:21 AM   #1
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Which Iso?


I keep trying to download DSL and keep getting an Iso that won't won't boot. Which one is the one with lilo or grub in it? I've wasted four CD's trying to get it right. Please point me to one that works.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 10:47 AM   #2
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DSL doesn't have a bootloader on the ISO image.

How are you going about burning the ISO to CD? My preferred method of burning ISOs is:
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$ wodim -sao -eject dev=/dev/dvd disc_image.iso
Also, make sure your BIOS is set to allow you to boot from CDROM; and make sure CDROM is before HDD in your boot priorities.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 01:21 PM   #3
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K3b is how I've been trying to burn it. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. I burnt "Goblinx" fine, but I've always failed on DSL. I suspected I was burning wrong. At one point it says "Add file system" or "Directly Burn". DSL is the only one I've had so much trouble with.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 01:59 PM   #4
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When graphical fails, resort to command line!
I quickly grew tired of most graphical burning apps messing up my CDs, so for anything aside from massive data CD/DVDs and audio CDs, I just use the command line.

Note that most graphical burning applications are wrappers for the command-line tools.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 02:00 PM   #5
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I was burning them wrong. Doing it right now.
 
Old 01-24-2008, 07:15 AM   #6
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Hah - alright!

If you're using K3B, you have to use the CD ISO burner (which I believe is under the "Tools" menu).

Out of curiosity, how were you burning them up until now?
 
  


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