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Old 03-21-2004, 10:38 AM   #1
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NEWBIE Needs Help

Okay, no flames. I am a MS nerd, I work on and support numerous MS Installations.

I want to learn Linux so I came up here and downloadeded the ISO image, but I don't think I got them right. Got the error can't create ramdrive, and the errta fix didn't help.

Can I just pull them down with IE, or do I need to Binary FTP ???

What / how do I use this MD5 program to double check ??

Rather than the ISOs would I be better to download the Dirs ??

What is this Bitorrent, and how can I can it. The link on the download page comes back bad for me.

Old 03-21-2004, 10:47 AM   #2
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I downloaded fedora with IE, no problems. The trick for me was burning the ISOs to disc. I don't remember, but I don't think it worked to just open up Nero (or whatever program you use) and burn it straight away.

No wait, I remember my prob. You must leave them as ISO when you burn them, rahter than "extracting" the ISO with WinISO or something and then burning the contents.

The site from which you downloaded the ISOs shoudl tell you how to use the MD5SUM, which just checks that the files you DL'd didn't get corrupted. To be honest, I was lazy and didn't even bother woth that, and had no problems, I am NOT promoting laziness, or suggesting you skip the MD5 check. Just letting you know.

Also, you must use the raw-write program to create the install floppy, or ti wont "fit" on the floppy disk...

Okay, I think I got off topic a bit, so I'll stop now...

Good luck...
Old 03-21-2004, 12:00 PM   #3
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Download the iso and save it on your desktop,with rozie easy cd creator drop down the file menu and it will have something like burn iso image ,select that and record,it is easy,I burn 2 while I'm at it just in case.david
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Rep: Reputation: 56 this is it,hope it helps,david


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