Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 01-31-2007, 01:17 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Can't seem to find the iso? (fixed)

I downloaded the Mandriva-2007.0-One-Metisse.i586.iso. I have burned live iso's before with no issue but when i open the files i see no recognizable(to me)ISO file to burn. In the rar file i have loopbacks, isolinux, and a boot folder. But i do not see any iso file? There is the file ext. sgfs? that appears to be about the right size but when i try to burn it with nero it wont go. Could i perhaps change the ext to .iso or am i just entirely missing the point? I know this may be a silly question but i would like to figure this out. Thanks for any help.

Last edited by pillfred; 02-07-2007 at 12:52 AM.
Old 01-31-2007, 01:30 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Berkeley, CA
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
Posts: 2,986

Rep: Reputation: 45
In Nero, there is an option to make it a bootable disc. Make sure that option is selected. Not sure if will work, but it's worth a shot! Test it out on a CD-RW
Old 01-31-2007, 02:18 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0

I just un-installed win-rar and after doing so the main file showed as an iso not a .rar file. I had read mention of this in other posts that it should not be a .rar. I did this due to when i tried to change the .sqfs ext it then made that into a .rar also. I don't use win-rar anyhow so i got rid of it. I am burning the file as i type so we'll see how it goes.
Edit: That was the problem for whatever reason win-rar made the .iso into a rar. All is well.

Last edited by pillfred; 01-31-2007 at 02:41 PM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cant find the *.iso in the download rail3r Linux - Laptop and Netbook 5 03-06-2006 06:06 AM
can't find dsl2-1b.iso harys DamnSmallLinux 4 02-24-2006 05:26 AM
why can't find ISO file when installing?? echojihui Linux - Newbie 0 03-01-2004 09:47 PM
RedHat 9 can't find the ISO... sebkulu Linux - Newbie 3 05-26-2003 08:05 AM
Can't find bare.i on custom ISO CD drunkenmaster Slackware 4 06-01-2002 05:55 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:16 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration