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Old 10-27-2010, 04:41 AM   #1
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Is "Raw CD image" exactly same as an "ISO" file ?


I had downloaded a Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox image.

See the screen shot attached, Can this be used as a LIVE CD or am I barking at the wrong tree ?

and secondly how to determine whether the CD is a live one or not ?

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Old 10-27-2010, 05:32 AM   #2
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Mount the fs and read the files.
Burn it to a CD and try to boot it.
 
Old 10-27-2010, 07:12 AM   #3
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It is a live CD, according to this:

http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

It will have an option to install too, like Ubuntu CDs.
 
Old 10-27-2010, 07:29 AM   #4
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But I downloaded it from here: http://mirror.optus.net/linuxmint/is...ox-cd-i386.iso

Is it still the same as yours ?
 
Old 10-27-2010, 07:43 AM   #5
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It is the same. I haven't got it, I hovered my cursor over the download links, and the .iso is the same.
 
Old 10-27-2010, 08:07 AM   #6
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Talking .raw or .iso

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But I downloaded it from here: http://mirror.optus.net/linuxmint/is...ox-cd-i386.iso

Is it still the same as yours ?
The download you have is a .iso so its good to burn to a disk and check out,raw images are usually to do with digital cameras... The way I know if a disc is a live one or not is simply they usually always mention if its live or not...if it is,nt a live one you will get an installer rather than a disc that boots up.

Mint is a live one and a great system.
 
Old 10-27-2010, 10:45 AM   #7
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more than likely the disk is an iso. An iso file is a standard image of a CD that doesn't break any of the rules. e.g. it's in capable of utilizing special instructions to re burn a DRM protected CD with half burnt data and invalid locations.

However, some cd programs can create various other types of CD images that may or may not have extra information. cdrecord has a 'raw' and 'clone' mode that may not create a valid .iso file but creates one that it knows how to handle.
 
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An ISO file is a type of CD image file. There are other types of CD image file, principally those used by proprietary software.
 
  


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