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Old 12-24-2002, 02:05 AM   #1
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are windows and linux .iso versions different?

I read something that seemed to imply this and I was curious if I could burn the RH8 iso's thru windows. ( I have to do a bunch of updates for 7.1 if I have to do it thru linux, which is really ptless if I"m going to completely reinstall and use 8.0. Plus up2date is doing a bunch of weird stuff) thanx for the comments

Old 12-24-2002, 02:12 AM   #2
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Well I think the confusion is made because people just call any copy of a cd to a file an iso file. A real iso file is a complete copy of the contents of the cd (copied one on one, byte for byte). Since the cd is ISO9660 that's why they called it an iso file I guess.
And since linux as well as windows supports the ISO9660 filesystem it doesn't make a difference on which of the two you burn the cd, the cd will still be the same.

So go ahead and burn it on windows if that is your only option.
Old 12-24-2002, 04:17 AM   #3
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hehe, I was just about to come on here and say "nevermind, I got it"

I didn't think anyone would be on here at 5 AM hehe, that's still what 2AM on the West Coast. Where do you live, Finland?

Anyways, I forget where I was reading that, but the burns from windows look fine and it'll save me some time updating a bunch of packages and the kernel in 7.1-- that's kinda why I wanted to get 8.0 anyways-- easy update. hehe



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