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Old 11-01-2015, 12:46 PM   #1
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cant burn tails Linux iso to dvd using windows 8


I have downloaded the tails download but when I tell windows to burn the image all it burns to disc is the files listed below disk - efi- isolinux - live -utils.
it does not install tails no doubt I am not doing
something correct I am new to Linux and would appreciate
any help.
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:40 PM   #2
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Where did you download the Image of Tails:
http://www.computerworld.com/article...y-problem.html

You can use a burning program like https://cdxpburner.se to burn the image.

But: you have to pay for a Linux distro: http://shop.canonical.com/product_in...oducts_id=1146
 
Old 11-01-2015, 03:37 PM   #3
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What software are you using in windows to try to burn the iso? You need an option "burn as an image" to make it bootable. Looks like whatever you are using is just copying the extracted file. That won't work. A CD burning software is not going to install anything. You need to use it burn to a CD/DVD and then boot from the CD.
 
Old 11-01-2015, 06:37 PM   #4
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Actually, most distros are entirely free.
(You can pay if you want support for eg RHEL, possibly the LTS server version of Ubuntu)

As for a burning program, I've had success with ImgBurn; just ensure you choose the 'burn as (iso) image' option ie not as file.
 
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:07 PM   #5
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Hi.

Last I was in windows had to burn through software to find open source and not shareware(1).
InfraRecorder(2) looks cool?
  1. http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/categories.en.html
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...image_software
Then something like Quick Hash GUI to verify the ISO downloaded correctly?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d5-sum-446742/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...sum_in_Windows

Best wishes and have fun.

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Old 11-01-2015, 09:36 PM   #6
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In whatever burning program you are using, make sure you use the "burn image" option. "Burn image" recreates the file structure of the install disk.

If you just burn the *.iso file to disk, all you will have is a copy of the *.iso file.

Where the burn image option is located in the menus depends on the burning program.
 
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Old 11-01-2015, 10:48 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Keruskerfuerst View Post
Where did you download the Image of Tails:
http://www.computerworld.com/article...y-problem.html

You can use a burning program like https://cdxpburner.se to burn the image.

But: you have to pay for a Linux distro: http://shop.canonical.com/product_in...oducts_id=1146
actually, no.. you don't even have to pay for ubuntu you can download a copy of the ISO from ubuntu.com, that is just offering pre-burned DVDs of the 64 bit version for a fee, rather cheaply at that.
 
Old 11-02-2015, 02:22 AM   #8
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Why do I have to pay for Windows?

It should be free, too.
 
Old 11-02-2015, 11:05 AM   #9
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Unhappy Off-topic:

ideas are as much money as people.
 
Old 11-02-2015, 11:25 AM   #10
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Quote:
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Why do I have to pay for Windows?

It should be free, too.
What?

You have you pay for Windows because Microsoft doesn't give it away for free. If you want Windows, you have to play by Microsoft's rules and pay for it.

99.9% of Linux distros are offered by the developers free of charge. The prices in the link you posted to are just to pay for the labor and hardware of burning a DVD for you, it's not for the software, because the software is free:
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

If you enjoy the software and feel like contributing to the developers, you are more than welcome to, but it's by no means a requirement like you implied in your first post.

Some examples of non-free Linux distros are RHEL, SLES, and Parted Magic.
Some examples of free Linux distros are...pretty much everything else.

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Old 11-02-2015, 11:47 AM   #11
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From now on Microsoft has to play our rules.
 
Old 11-02-2015, 12:16 PM   #12
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Both Windows 7 and 8 have the capability to burn an ISO image to disc without installing extra software. In a nutshell all you have to do is right click on the image file and select "Burn disc image". As stated what you posted is the contents of the image file.

What do you mean by did not install? The burned disc is a live disc version and you must reboot your computer to run Tails. You might have to change the BIOS settings if you computer is not booting from CD first.
 
  


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