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Old 08-28-2002, 02:33 PM   #1
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Bootable linux install CD

I know this isn't a Windows forum, but i don't know how much those guys actually know. Trust you guys a whole lot more.

I am wondering how to make a install cd from and iso that is bootable. I just burned the cd and that didn't work sooooo... I don't know. I am running WinXP right now. Trying to use Slack8.1, but i got to make a bootable install disk first.... Please help...
Old 08-28-2002, 02:53 PM   #2
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Ok, so you are wanting to make a bootable Slackware CDROM. And you d/l the iso from Slackware's website, or a mirror.

All you have to do is burn that CD, it's already made to boot. You need to set your BIOS up to boot the CD first, not the HD.

If you can't boot from CD, there are floppy images you can d/l and use to get your system started, and then get the files from the CD. There are threads around that talk about how to do exactly that.

Old 08-28-2002, 03:56 PM   #3
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One note of clarification... you are not burning the whole .iso file to the CD as one big file. You are creating a cd from an iso image. For example, in E-Z Cd Creator, do File - > Create CD From Image and select type .iso (.cif will be default). Then point to the .iso file on your hard disk.

It will then create the image based on the information in the .iso.
It will burn a disc that is bootable, assuming your bios supports booting from the CD rom.

This is NOT the same thing as simply writing the .iso file itself to the disc. Some burning software (e.g., IBM Record Now, HP Record Now, both made by Veritas) does not support creating CDs from iso images. This type of software is useless for your purposes here.



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