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Old 07-17-2009, 08:13 AM   #1
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download linux problems


hi all, a very new newbie with what may seem to some as a dumb question ,but cant seem to open the linux download with winzip, says its a invalid archive, so wont open it, what am i doing wrong..
 
Old 07-17-2009, 08:29 AM   #2
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Hi and Welcome to LQ!

Which file are you trying to open using winzip (please post the exact name)? Usually when you download Linux, you get a bootable DVD or CD image (.iso) which cannot be open by winzip.
 
Old 07-17-2009, 09:05 AM   #3
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its fron ubuntu ,9.04 desktop
 
Old 07-17-2009, 09:26 AM   #4
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its fron ubuntu ,9.04 desktop
Does the file not have the extension iso ?
If so you have to burn it as a iso image file and it become boot able
 
Old 07-17-2009, 09:41 AM   #5
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its fron ubuntu ,9.04 desktop
I asked the exact file name, but never mind. Let's assume you've downloaded the ISO image of ubuntu 9.04 LiveCD. Why did you try to open it using winzip? Do you want to mount it and explore the content of the CD?
 
Old 07-17-2009, 11:35 AM   #6
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more or less yes, wanted to open it and it went to winzip
 
Old 07-17-2009, 11:47 AM   #7
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Well, definitively winzip is not the proper tool. You can read this brief article for other possibilities.
 
Old 07-17-2009, 04:27 PM   #8
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ok ,will do that, many thanks
 
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