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Old 07-04-2017, 06:36 AM   #1
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New to Linux World..........Burning My first DSL CD


Hi Everyone,

My name is Johnny. I am ready to create my first DSL CD. My first question is: How do I burn the CD properly. I downloaded the zip file to my PC. I'm running Windows Vista and I'm frustrated with the fact that everyone is abandoning support for Vista and everything is slowing down. Eventually, I would like to dual boot or do away with windows altogether, but first I want to burn this CD and make sure it's right.

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Old 07-04-2017, 07:10 AM   #2
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If by DSL, you mean the Linux distribution Damn Small Linux, it hasn't been developed or supported for years and you would probably be better off selecting something more current. Check the link below for some options. If that isn't what you are referring to, more details. You download an iso file and then use the burning software you have to "burn as an image". There are countless sites with tutorials explaining how to do this.

http://distrowatch.com/
 
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Old 07-04-2017, 10:20 AM   #3
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If your computer is running Vista, I think we can assume that it will run any Linux distribution, but that it's not too high-powered. As Yancek says, DSL is dead and it wasn't really for general use anyway. I'd advise Linux Mint in the Mate version: here's the manual that will explain it, including how to create and check your disk:
https://linuxmint.com/documentation/...glish_17.3.pdf
 
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:26 PM   #4
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Welcome to LQ. First off dsl is not for beginners and it is outdated. I think it got replaced with Tiny Core. if you want to stay with a lightweight distro try puppy http://puppylinux.org/main/Overview%...%20Started.htm

Assuming you burning your disk from windows. I'd try http://infrarecorder.org or http://www.imgburn.com

Just download the iso for the Linux distro of your choice. And use these programs to write it to your disk.

Hope this helps

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Old 07-04-2017, 06:00 PM   #5
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Whatever burner and distro you choose, be sure to use the "burn image" setting in burning the *.iso to disk. Otherwise you may end up just creating a copy of the *.iso file, rather than recreating the installation media.

Where the "burn image" tool is located and how it is labeled will depend on your burning software.
 
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:49 PM   #6
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I would agree that when I've needed to burn an iso file on MSWin, ImgBurn worked nicely.
Also agree with getting a currently supported distro
 
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:19 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the help

I have spent hours at the websites suggested and I still haven't made up my mind, but I definitely want to change OS's soon.



Thanks for all help,

Johnny
 
Old 07-13-2017, 07:26 PM   #8
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I have spent hours at the websites suggested and I still haven't made up my mind, but I definitely want to change OS's soon.



Thanks for all help,

Johnny
Let us know how it turns out. Linux can be very rewarding. But it can be hard to decide which one to run. One of my favorite tools is VirtualBox. https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/VirtualBox , You can try different distros without worrying about ruining your current install.
 
  


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