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Old 04-11-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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can't receive "activate email"...can't open iso file...can't open rar file


I just dl'd Linux Lite and have spent 2 hours trying to get it to open or work.

I dl'd winrar to open the ISO file but I can't get RAR to open.

I've got an ISO link in my "Folder Options" file type but can't get it open.

I'd like to use Linux but I didn't expect this much trouble.

I'm not a raw newbie!
 
Old 04-11-2013, 03:58 PM   #2
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The .iso file is what you need to burn to a CD or DVD (depending on which you downloaded). You have to "burn as image" or similar wording not as a file, then boot from the optical disk. If you only have a USB stick you can try unetbootin instead of burning to CD/DVD.
There is no need to try to "open" the .iso file.
 
Old 04-11-2013, 05:16 PM   #3
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No Luck

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The .iso file is what you need to burn to a CD or DVD (depending on which you downloaded). You have to "burn as image" or similar wording not as a file, then boot from the optical disk. If you only have a USB stick you can try unetbootin instead of burning to CD/DVD.
There is no need to try to "open" the .iso file.
Well...thanks, but no luck with that.

I have the Linux file (linux-lite 1.0.4.-32bit)in my download file and "sent it" to E: (CD R-W).

When I try to open the XP screen goes blank for several minutes and then I get a "program not responding."

I didn't see any "burn as image" option.
 
Old 04-11-2013, 05:21 PM   #4
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The ISO file is a CD image. You need to use a REAL CD/DVD burning software, not some Windows built-in "send to E:" function, to burn it to the CD as an image, not as a file. Once you do that, you need to shut down the computer, restart it, set the CD as the first boot device in the BIOS, and then follow the instructions from there.

Linux is not some program that runs inside Windows, it's a completely separate operating system. You must first shut down Windows before you can boot up Linux (or you can install it in a Virtual Machine, but that's different).
 
Old 04-11-2013, 05:24 PM   #5
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This may help you:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/w...om-an-iso-file
Sorry, it's been a while since I used Windows for this kind of thing.
Edit: suicidaleggroll explains it very well above.

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Old 04-11-2013, 08:28 PM   #6
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As per suicidaleggroll: try ImgBurn; always worked for me
 
  


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