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Old 02-17-2006, 06:29 PM   #1
glossophiliak
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Older system does not (seem to) recognize iso files


I have an antiquated compaq (Win 98, 8GB HD, 128 ram, 350 MHz processor) which I would like to use to "test drive" DSL. I downloaded it to CD & tried to open it from the desktop, no success - windows asks me what to use to open it (nothing in the list works). I also tried restarting with the CD in the drive - still nothing. Oh, yeah, and I also tried DOS, with no result.

Strange thing - I don't get any screen offering BIOS or Setup.

However, when I tried running the FC1 that I purchased, it worked fine (booted up to install screen) until it informed me that my hardware wasn't good enough for FC1.

I know, the answer should probably be obvious. Can anyone help me out?
 
Old 02-17-2006, 07:02 PM   #2
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if you have a cd with one dsl.iso file on it, you burned it wrong.

If you are using windows you need to use something like nero and use the burn image option.

if you are using linux you can gnomebaker, k3b, or just use cdrecord or dd

soule
 
Old 02-17-2006, 07:05 PM   #3
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Which iso did you download? If you downloaded "embedded" you just run it from within Windows.

And did you burn it from image, or just burn it as a data CD and copy the file? You need to "burn from image". What burning software did you use and maybe I can help you out more?

Also, note that your modem probably won't be detected, neither will any "combo" cards (most likely)...

I personally like doing a Debian netinstall of a bare bones system and then only install what I want. Recompiling the kernel helps on old machines as well...
 
Old 02-18-2006, 12:56 PM   #4
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From a windows standpoint DVD Decrypter is a free programs that will burn ISOs to disc for you.
 
  


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