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Old 03-30-2007, 01:35 PM   #1
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operating system not found

Hi guys,

I have been struggling with this problem for a while now... hope someone can help me.

I downloaded FC-6-i386-DVD.iso burnt it onto a dvd and tried to boot from the dvd and got the "operating system not found" error and it stops there.

I then read something on the web that said that there should be more than just the iso file if I had burnt the image file properly. Currently my dvd only has the iso file.

Can someone give me some advise on the proper way to burn the iso onto dvd and freeware I can use to achieve this ?

thanks in advance,

Old 03-30-2007, 01:43 PM   #2
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Almost any program should be able to do it; I think the software you got along your writer can do it. You are not supposed to burn the .iso file as a regular data disc (the way you usually burn data discs), but choose an option to burn an image file to the disc; that means that you tell the writing program which image file you want to write (usually use the familiar Open File box of Windows) and then ask it to write it. The image file is, like it says, an image of the whole contents (and settings like bootable disc) of the DVD (or CD), "archived" into one single file for easy transferral. So you don't write the .iso file, but ask the writer to write the contents of the image file.

It depends a lot of the program you use, but if you tell which program you usually use to write discs it might help. On Sony's recording application one needs to open not the data nor audio tab but the other tab which lets the user select an image file from harddisk, and then choose to burn it onto a disc (or vice versa, create an image from a disc and save it to harddisk).

You should also:
- after downloading, before burning, see if the checksum of the downloaded file matches the one given at the download site: md5sum or sha1sum for example. There are small programs (like "md5sum.exe") for download from the web to do that. This ensures the file was downloaded correctly and there are no errors in it.
- after burning, after you boot, choose from the boot menu (if it lets you) to check the disc for defects, errors or something like that. This is possible on some distributions' discs, for example on Ubuntu and Fedora. It makes sure the disc was written correctly and there are no errors that prevent installation.

EDIT: this site might have more clues if you're unsure:

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Did youy just drag and drop the immage file onm to the DVD or did you use a rpogram like Nero or Roxi Easy Cd Creator to burn the dvd from the iso file?
Old 03-30-2007, 01:56 PM   #4
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Hi guys,

Thanks for the quick response, I am using "Sonic DigitalMedia LE v7" to burn the dvd. The steps I follow are as follows:

1) choose data tab
2) choose data disc
3) Click "Make Bootable" button
4) pick the iso image to be burnt - the file shows as a file of type "Image File" and the name is "Boot Image"
5) Click the continue button to burn

I have already checked the iso file with sha1sum and it is valid.

Is there anything Iam doing wrong ?

thanks in advance,

Old 03-30-2007, 02:14 PM   #5
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Here you go

Here's a free utility to burn the cd image correctly in windows. Install the utility and follow the directions.
Old 03-30-2007, 03:34 PM   #6
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operating system not found

Hi guys,

I am still struggling with this problem. I am using a DVD+RW 4X to burn the iso to.
I am using CDBurnerXP Pro 3 Freeware. I choose file and "Write Disc from ISO File" then select the iso image and click "Write Disc".

Once the disc has been burnt I cant even access the drive, I get "Cant access drive" message from CDBurnerXP Pro and when i try from windows explorer I get "DLA cannot use this blank media until it has been formatted. Would you like to format this media now ?".

Ive got no idea what the hell is happening, can anybody help me ?




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