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Old 01-14-2005, 10:12 AM   #1
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Linux ISOs will not work properly after burning with Fedora Core's .iso writer

Hello, everyone!

I've got a friend who's got a Windows box that won't boot up. She wants to get files off of the hard drive before I attempt to screw around with it/reformat it.

So I grab the Knoppix 3.7 distro off of, and I burn the .iso image to a CD using the right click menu. Okay. That was easy.

Unfortunately, I take the CDs home and I can't boot Knoppix up.

The same thing happened to a SuSE Professional 9.2 install I was looking at - I used the same procedure, but the installation disc can't find the packages and can't install anything at all.

I am confuzzled as to how this could be - has anyone else experienced this problem, and if so, is there a solution or a workaround?

In advance, sorry if this is already in the answers section.

Old 01-14-2005, 11:18 AM   #2
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if you have just one iso file on your cd then you burnt the image wrong. try this

cdrecord dev=(use --scanbus to find out what your devs are) *.iso

on my pc i would burn and iso like this

cdrecord dev=0,0,0 test.iso

if your using a 2.6 kernel you dont need ide-scsi so you can burn the image like this

cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc test.iso

Last edited by Boow; 01-14-2005 at 11:22 AM.
Old 01-14-2005, 12:03 PM   #3
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use xcdroast.


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