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Old 03-09-2009, 04:16 AM   #1
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Installation of MANDRIVA LINUX ONE 2009

Hello everybody

I have recently downloaded a free version of Mandriva 2009 to intall it on an HP Proliant.

The name of the downloaded file is "mandriva-linux-one-2009-beta-KDE4-int-cdrom-i586" and its type is ISO.

I have never dealt with files of this sort (ISO) and have always installed Linux from a set of CD's. Could anyone tell me how to proceed?

To save you time, let me just add that I tried two options:
1- I just inserted the cd with the file in it as is, and nothing happened, i.e the system does not boot from it.
2- I used winrar and uncompressed it, the result was a few directories and files. I copied everything in a CD and tried to boot the system with it and again nothing happened!!

Your help is most welcome
Old 03-09-2009, 04:22 AM   #2
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ISO file is a an archive file and is a bootable image that you need to burn to cd as image and not data. You are not supposed to unrar it unless you want to change the files.

Whatever distro you are using and whatever burning tool you have
Put cd into the tray
Use the burning tool (Nero / K3B)
use the option Burn Image to Disk
Select the image file( the one you downloaded)
Burn the cd

Now the cd is bootable and you can boot from it.


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