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Old 06-11-2005, 10:52 AM   #1
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10.1 installation (Help Appreciated)

I'm having troubles installing. So I downloaded the three cds, and burned everything on them like a normal data disc, but they won't boot. And yes, my bios is on boot cd first. I did try making a boot floppy (which I shouldn't have to do anyway), that ended up with an error like "syslinux 1.76 boot failed." So, what am I doing wrong? Did I burn it wrong?
Old 06-11-2005, 11:40 AM   #2
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When you say you burnt them like a normal data disc, do you mean that if you look at the CD in a file manager, there is a single file on them called something.iso?

If so, you need to burn them using a special option in your Cd burning software - it will be called something like 'burn CD image' or 'burn ISO file'. This is because an .iso file contains everything on the CD - not just the files. A little bit like comparing a zip file with the unzipped files.

If you post what burning software you are using, somebody here may be able to help with the exact option.
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Everyone keeps saying there is an ISO. WTF. I download it and i get folders like doc, dosutils, install, isolinux,lang,media after extracting with winrar. I don't get it. Where are the iso's? Also, I forgot to mention, when I just burn the files I have straight onto the cd, oddly enough it automatically gives me a linux install menu (though none of the button dealys work). And please, I don't mean to be rude, but everyone I've talked to about this has laughed at me like an idiot, and treated me like I don't know what an ISO is. I do, trust me. I can tell you for a fact, when I unzip, there is no iso i find. I'll even take a screenshot for you if you need it.

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Old 06-11-2005, 10:23 PM   #4
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you don't need to winrar the iso

just download the iso
and write the iso to a CD

iwpcs asked what burning software you use
this will help us guide you through the steps
otherwise you might write some really neat coffee coasters

heres a link you might want to have a look at

live long and prosper


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