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Old 11-10-2003, 02:48 PM   #1
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Exclamation Installation Question

I am New to The world of Linux and have a question about installation. I finally got myself to the point where I can boot from a floppy (cdrom.img) and all is fine until I select the cd-rom to look for an installation CD.(It is Mandrake 9.1) A message appears telling me "there dosent seem to be an installation CD in the Drive would I like to try a different disk"when there is My question is: Is there a particular way to burn the Images to CD? I am using WindowsXP to download and burn CD's. I got the files from an official linux Miror. I have also tried selecting my CD-RW drive to install and get the same message!

P.S. I am also trying to dual boot XP and MDK9.1 and already have a 4 gig Partition for MDK.
Old 11-10-2003, 02:53 PM   #2
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use a different software client to burn the images, like Nero, not the windoze built in software.
Old 11-10-2003, 02:54 PM   #3
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Check the contents of the CD's in Windows (or on some other computer). You should not burn the CD image as a file - in most CD recording programs you have an option like "Create CD from disk image" or something similar. Use that instead in case you only have one huge file on the CD.

Old 11-10-2003, 03:04 PM   #4
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Read the instructions for your burning software and make sure you burn the iso as a CD image. Also, make sure the download was good.

How To Check MD5sums On A Linux Iso Image

Another alternative is to order some pre-burnt ones.

# Cheap CDs
Discount Linux CDs
Linux Central
Os Heaven

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page

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Old 11-10-2003, 03:07 PM   #5
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Thanx Everyone, I am in the process of trying all of the above posts...I cant wait to try Linux, I am about tired of Win__.

Once again thanx for the info..

Old 11-10-2003, 03:07 PM   #6
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There're a program which burn ISO images into a CD.

Search in google. It's an small file. It work in XP
Old 11-10-2003, 03:11 PM   #7
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Exclamation One More thing!

I heard that If I want to dual boot, there are some special procedures to keep Linux from over writing my MBR. How much truth is there in that and if it is true can someone direct me to a good place to read more about it?

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Thats windoze that writes over your MBR to only boot windoze, but linux can use lilo or grub.

Follow the installer in most distros to install it (i prefer grub)


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