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Old 09-01-2002, 10:15 AM   #1
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Question Downloading installation files


Well, I am getting ready to try Linux again... I bought cd's a year or so ago, and the brand (Mandrake) now has a new upgrade. Since I would rather do a clean install of the new one, I am downloading the files from an ftp server.

My question is, once I download the files, how do I use them to install? The instructions with the download mention using cd's, but the files don't tell me how to organize all of this onto one cd (or even how many cd's I need).

Has anyone here ever installed Mandrake from files taken off an ftp server?
How did you do it?
 
Old 09-01-2002, 10:41 AM   #2
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Iso images

Ok, I found the iso images, and am downloading them. They are called cd1, cd2, cd3. Anyone know what I should do with them when I get them? Are they bootable?
 
Old 09-01-2002, 10:46 AM   #3
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The iso are image files if you burn them directly on to a cd they are not going to boot or do much of anything. What I used to burn them, which was easy, was nero you can download it and use it for this operation and not have to pay any money to them. The software will walk you through it if you know that you are trying to burn an iso image onto a cd and that you want to convert it.
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Old 09-01-2002, 11:55 AM   #4
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You can also use the function
'Create CD from ISO IMage'
It shouls be in your software that came with the burner (at least it is with mine

Hope that helps...
 
Old 09-01-2002, 07:11 PM   #5
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Thanks! So I should convert the iso to files, and burn them to a cd, then use that to install?

Will the cd be bootable? Does it have to be bootable?
 
Old 09-01-2002, 08:59 PM   #6
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usually what happens is that the program converts and burns them for you...after that then yes the cd will be bootable it will be just like a normal cd cause it is heh, just move your cd up in the boot heirarchy and bingo the llinux stuff comes up
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Old 09-02-2002, 01:51 PM   #7
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Thanks Ben, I'm all set! Wish me luck on my install!
 
Old 09-02-2002, 04:03 PM   #8
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Good luck hehe
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