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Old 05-09-2010, 10:48 AM   #1
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I need help downloading a Linux Distro!

I don't know if I only need the 3 ISO images that're last in the list and which is the installer.

SHA1SUMS .sign

Would you know of a free disc burning software that allows the disk to be left after use, i.e. allows writing on it again.
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What distro is this? I suspect that the two Binary iso files are CD versions of the distro and the DVD iso is the complete thing on a single DVD, but without know which distro that is only a guess. The MD5SUM and SHA1SUMS are files that contain the MD5SUM or SHA1 values from the iso files. You use these once you've downloaded the iso files you want and compare the values you get to the ones provided in these files. If they match, then your download was good. If they don't, then the download had a problem. Note that you really need only one of the two.

I'm also guessing you're currently on Windows, in which case CDBurnerXP is a good burning program. As for writing on the disc again, unless you're using RW discs, that isn't likely. The iso files are complete disc images and are likely to take up the entire disc.
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Seems like DVD-1.iso is the right one to burn on the CD.
For safer side, keep all these stuff in single CD.

If on Linux, Use K3B. It comes by default with centos, Red Hat and Fedora.
If you are on Windows, try out Nero.
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iso images are CD or DVD disk image files

The .iso files are cd or dvd image files. You wrie a .iso file on the optical medium using some sort of "create disk from image file" option. That is, you don't simply write the files with the more usual "add files to disk" option.

Without more information, I guess that the bin1 and bin2 iso files are probably CD images and the DVD iso file is for burning to a DVD. You could make a better guess about this by looking at the sizes of the files. A CD iso image is limited to around 760MB or less, while a DVD image can be up to around 3.8GB. If you see that the bin1 and bin2 files are CD image size, then you can probably download either the CD images or the DVD image depending on which sort of drive you have in your target machine. In this case you would not need all three image files, only the DVD image or the two CD images.


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