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Old 11-17-2003, 02:43 PM   #1
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I have burned images of two distros to boot my pc for installation:

1. Redhat 9: The two files on the disc after the burning are BOOTCAT.BIN and BOOTIMG.BIN

2. Slackware 9.1: There are about four folders and some other files on the disc. I downloaded via ftp to my desktop and dbl clicked the new download. It auto opened easy cdcreator5 and prompted a record. I assumed (first mistake?) that it was defaulting to record image, but now I have all of these files on a cd. I'm concerned that this was an incorrect process.

I've yet to try and boot slackware, but the redhat is not booting on my pc. It goes to a black screen with a bilinking cursor line in the top left corner.

Do I need to make a separate boot floppy? Or did I just totally screw this up? I know that I need to burn the image instead of just copy the files. I also know that I need to configure my BIOS (which I did) to boot from a cd before my hd. Should I totally disable the option of booting from hd?
Old 11-17-2003, 02:49 PM   #2
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Sign, yet another bootable CD thread. Will someone please write a good explanation and stick it on top of this forum, so at least this kind of problem will not come up at least once every day or so.

Your problem, most likely is that you are trying to iether write an ISO file onto a CD as a file, or creating a bootable cd with that said file. All you need to to is to burn file you have downloaded (which is incidentally has iso extention) as an image. Basically somewhere in your burning app, there is "Burn CD Image" or "Burn File as Image" command, which you should use. Do not, and i repeat do not make the cd bootable using your burning soft. When the iso file is burning it will make it so by itself.
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Yes you burned the CD incorrectly.


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