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Old 04-16-2006, 05:18 PM   #1
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Help turning a ISO Image to a file


Hi, I need help turning a ISO Image to a file so I cand havea bootable CD. Does anyone know how to do that? Thankyou a lot it would make my day.

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Old 04-16-2006, 05:22 PM   #2
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an iso image IS a file... just burn it to a cd as an image and the job is done.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 05:45 PM   #3
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but my compaq armada m700 will not boot from the iso image so someone else said to convert the iso to a file so I can have a bootable dvd.
I am trying to multiboot this laptop so I can have win98 SE and Suse Linux 10.1.
Thanks a lot if you can help.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 02:05 AM   #4
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sounds like you're just burning it wrong. again clearly the iso you have IS a file... there are plenty of generic instructions for various windows programs in our wiki and sites like linuxiso.org
 
Old 09-26-2006, 11:38 AM   #5
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Yeah I know what you mean though. If you're using Nero in Windoze, which is pretty good, make sure you have the 'boot' option selected. Just burning the ISO doesn't automatically make it bootable. Oh...I've had my fair share of this annoying stuff, haha


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Old 09-26-2006, 04:24 PM   #6
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To summarize, the ISO is a file - in order to make it a bootable DVD you need to specifically burn it as an ISO image (not as a regular file). Once it's burned to the DVD, you will be able to boot from it, assuming that in your BIOS you have adjusted your boot sequence by moving the DVD drive to the top of the list.

As a side note, in order to minimize the chances of burning a coaster, be sure to check that the MD5SUM matches the reference value before actually doing the burn. Addiitonally, I'd recommend burning at a slower speed than your burner's max speed. Good luck with it
 
  


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