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Old 11-13-2003, 03:36 PM   #1
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booting from a SUSE 8.2 .iso

I tried burning the boot.iso file onto a blank cd using Roxio Easy CD Creater 5.

If I burn the image file through the 'Bootable CD' option I end up burning two .BIN binary files

If i burn without the Bootable CD option, i burn the contents of the boot.iso image file.

Trying to boot from either of them doesn't work...What am i doing wrong...
Old 11-14-2003, 07:27 PM   #2
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Wow, what a waste of time on my part. Sorry.
If burning as a CD image doesn't result in a bootable CD. Your image file is corrupt. The bastards don't even give you an MD5-checksum to check your download with.

For some reason, many download managers combined with a crappy or slow connection + windows ==corrupted isos for linux. Happened to me. It could be why Debian came out with "Jigdo". (Which is really cool.)

The reason I bought the SuSE Professional version was because they have some of the best documentation on linux anywhere. Because I was taking Admin I, II, and III--for me the docs were worth the price. Just about any of the things I couldn't grasp as explained in RedHat Unleashed, Linux Network Servers 24/7, or The Unix Administrator's Handbook (The text-books for the set of courses), I was able to understand and use because of the SuSE docs. At the time, there weren't all of the sites, Guides, and LUGS, on the net.

Gee Whiz, I thought SuSE used to provide ISO images--but if you were on the ftp site just downloading to your hearts content, you didn't get a bootable install disk. You have to assemble it.

If you are out of practice, or never have done such a thing, it will be a real pain in the ass.

I wandered around the ftp server and read all of the docs. I always considered the "Have a lot of fun" to have been written by some distant relative of the Marqui de Sade.

They have cunningly set it up to be ftp only unless you buy it.
There is, in the current/boot directory an ISO for a bootable CD which will boot up your machine--not sure--and set up your system for an ftp install.

All of the files are there to assemble an ISO, but it would take more than I am willing to do for you to guide you through the process of setting up a CD set which will work like the purchased version.

Last edited by Eqwatz; 11-14-2003 at 07:47 PM.


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