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Old 09-04-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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Making bootable CD on Windows for Linux


Hello, I be new here.

I came here because I have problems with creating a bootable CD in Windows Vista which will work on my (recycled), (ancient) Acer 2200.

I'm trying to set up the Acer as a music server.

Right now I have "Puppy" (which works fine) ... and I've been able to get the wireless card working (that took some effort!).

I would like to install lubuntu as an alternative, but the download .iso file (after burning to CD as "bootable") does not work. I'm using ImgBurn.

The problem I have (with ImgBurn) is selecting the "boot image" file.

Any, and all suggestions would be helpful ...

Thanks ...

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Old 09-04-2012, 05:41 PM   #2
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"boot image" file in ImgBurn?

Where do I find the "Boot Image"? Maybe this question should go on the ImgBurn forum?
 
Old 09-04-2012, 06:02 PM   #3
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You don't need to do that. You can simply burn the image as brute data using the windows image burner (I think that's what it's called). That's how I used to do it, and it worked.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 07:20 PM   #4
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So I tried that, but it didn't work, not with ImgBurn anyway.
I'm using MS Vista and ImgBurn on my main laptop (Vista) to download the iso and create a boot CD.
My stumbling block with ImgBurn is where it asks for the "Boot Img" file. Do I need to extract that from the downloaded iso? I'm very confused ... where do I look for the boot file? It worked only once for me, on lubuntu, and I started to install on the old Acer, but after 3 hours I gave up on it.
Now I want to try Knoppix.

So do I just burn the downloaded iso file to a CD as is? That doesn't seem to work for me. Any suggestions as to any other image burning software I can use? ImgBurn is not the easiest to use for a numbnut like me ...

Sorry, I guess this thread is in the wrong forum - please could a mod move it to somewhere suitable?

Thanks,

P

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Old 09-04-2012, 07:34 PM   #5
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Perhaps it will work if you copy the ISO in a flash drive, then plug your flash drive in to the laptop with Puppy, insert a blank CD in the laptop with Puppy as well. Then open a file browser window navigate to your flash drive and select the ISO file in question, right click it and select whatever option to indicate write it to disk.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 07:45 PM   #6
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Perhaps it will work if you copy the ISO in a flash drive, then plug your flash drive in to the laptop with Puppy, insert a blank CD in the laptop with Puppy as well. Then open a file browser window navigate to your flash drive and select the ISO file in question, right click it and select whatever option to indicate write it to disk.
Thanks, I'll try that. I'll get back to you ...
 
Old 09-04-2012, 08:47 PM   #7
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Double clicking on the iso ought to bring up the burning app that is associated to that iso file extension and it ought to just create a cd. Issues are plenty. Check downloaded iso against md5 posted. Burn on best quality disks. Burn at slowest speed it allows. Older computers just do not read less than perfect disks.

Also post the specs of this system.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 09:26 PM   #8
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Issues are plenty.
Yup!

Acer TravelMate 2200
Processor / Speed: Intel Celeron at 2.6GHz
System Bus Speed: 400 MHz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies v1.09 / Release Date: 12/20/2004
ROM Size: 512kB
RAM: 256MB

CD/DVD combo - CD no longer working - using external Iomega CD-RW - DVD plays but will not write.

I'm trying TroN's advice now - update later ...

P

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Old 09-04-2012, 09:37 PM   #9
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Hey! It worked! Installing now ... brilliant. Pics to follow ...

Thanks TroN

Actually, it's running live from the CD, haven't figured out how to install to HDD yet ...

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Old 09-04-2012, 10:27 PM   #10
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Well, that was a breeze ... sorry about the picture quality here ... posted for anyone else who may be interested ..

Downloaded (on my Windows Vista machine) Knoppix 6.7 (KNOPPIX_V6.7.0CD-2011-08-01-EN.iso) from ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/knoppix.

Copied to USB stick and transferred to Acer 2200 (currently running Linux Puppy).

Right click and select "Burn with Pburn" and away she goes ... reboot (with BIOS set to boot from CD first)

Thanks ...

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9qe2mxyvju8ufmg/qNBvIucx3z
 
Old 09-04-2012, 10:31 PM   #11
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Hey, I am glad it worked. Good luck to you.
 
  


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