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Old 10-17-2006, 07:38 AM   #1
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live cd download

I'm considering downloading a live cd. As an example I'll use LFS. The LFS live cd is called 'lfslivecd-x86-6.2-1.iso'. So once I download that file, what do I do with it? I just put it on a cd and then it's all set to boot from? Do I have to do something to the file to make it work right. If this is a really bad question, if somebody could just point me in the direction of a page that explains this... all I get when I look on the net is instructions on how to make your own live cd, and that's not what I want. To confuse things further, if I look up 'iso' I get a description of the standards organization. Any help would be apreciated. Hopefully I have the right forum.
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don't use LFS... certainly not what you're after i'm sure. essentially just burn AS AN IMAGE to a cdr in an app like nero. there is a lot more information on sites like which should be of use to you as it's very common for new users just just copy the iso file to a cd. you then have a cd with an iso file sitting on it. useful for transporting, but it's just a generic file on a cd. you need to burn as an image so it will be bootable.

fyi i *assume* that ISO came into use as the CD filesystem is ISO standard number ISO-9660, which got crudely abbreviated back to ISO so make it a three digit extension under windows... useful ehh?

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Old 10-17-2006, 07:46 AM   #3
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Once you have downloaded the iso you will need to then burn a cd from the iso image. Note that this is not the same as making a cd with the .iso file on it.

The specific process of doing this varies depening on the tools that you use to handle your disk burning. If you tell me the type of software that you use, I will try to find useable instructions for that purpose. If you do not have any specific software for this purpose I will see if I can find free software that will takle this issue.

Happy Hunting!
Old 10-17-2006, 08:01 AM   #4
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Chris, kvedaa,

yes the iso explanation makes sense, and is somthing like what I thought myself. I'll check my burning software to see what options I have. Thanks so much.



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