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Old 12-04-2004, 05:51 PM   #1
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Iso Files? What program to burn ! I want to install linux tonight someone help me!


I downloaded the ISO's for Mandrake linux of a site, Well i have no clue what to do with that files i unziped it with WInrar but now do i burn it as a DATA file?? i have the program NERO but dont know what format to burn the files i unziped!

My friend told me to copy them into the CD and use the Windows tool to burn it , i did that and it shows my disk as empty and when i put in disk and restart my computer it doesnt boot anything!

Can somone told me what they did to burn linux successfuly?

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Old 12-04-2004, 05:54 PM   #2
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Use Nero:
http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/neroburning.html
 
Old 12-04-2004, 05:59 PM   #3
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Alright does it show me a tutorial on how to burn Mandrake Linux because i downloaded the ISO's from the site you just showed LinuxISO.org !

I guess ill just go and check it out thanks guys, Also if my computer doesnt boot the CD right away is there a button i can click like to load from the CD?

Sorry im new to linux im 13 and ever since i started learning C++ / VB ! i gained respect for linux and wanted it for my self !
 
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Make sure the motherboard BIOS is configured to boot from CD.
Sorry no button or anything to load from CD.

Once the CDs are burned you can view them in windows. They should contain various files and directories. If your PC can not boot from CD then you can create a boot floppy. When running windows if you stick the 1st CD in the drive it will autostart and display a menu.
 
Old 12-04-2004, 07:00 PM   #5
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Oh so if i burnned it on Nerio and i where to stick in my CD ! i should show a menu?

Alright ill ask my brotrher for the nero installtion disk , he has it i just recently reforamted my Windows XP!

my computer is made to boot from CD but i dont know if i have been burning linux wrong it says CD ..... OK

and it starts my computer ! but when i put in the XP CD it goes into the menu ! so i think i might have burned my ISO disks wrong ,i lltry with the nero program thanks dude!


How do i create a boot floppy?

When my brother gets home he is going to givem e Nero , is it alright if you email me or add me on a chat so you can help me step by step because i want to install linux tonight if posible !

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Old 12-04-2004, 07:19 PM   #6
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Sorry I am unable.

If you burn them with Nero then it should work.

http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/fdoc.php3
 
Old 12-04-2004, 07:27 PM   #7
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Ok then i shall follow the tutorial you gave me and try to install linux !

Thanks for your help dude!
 
  


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