This is a good one.
Posted 19 February 2005 - 05:11 PM
I downloaded the following:
File: Mandrakelinux-10.1-Official-Download-CD1.i586.iso 708102 KB
File: Mandrakelinux-10.1-Official-Download-CD2.i586.iso 711660 KB
File: Mandrakelinux-10.1-Official-Download-CD3.i586.iso 711938 KB
Like many people, I can't get any of the CD's to boot into an install.
I tried my boot order as floppy > cdrom > hd & cdrom > hd
I tried booting them in different order.
I tried a floppy bootdisk that someone posted on here (wrong one maybe?) that got me into an installation screen, but when prompted to insert an installation CD, it said "Not a valid Installation CD." (for all 3)
I burned the discs with XP's default burning utility, with nothing but the .iso's on the disks.
Posted 19 February 2005 - 09:43 PM
if you actually have files with the suffix "iso" on your discs then you might have burned the CDs improperly. What you need to do is to open the ISO file with a burning proggie and write the content of the ISO-file to the disc.
I'm not aware if the onboard XP-burning program does handle ISO files, but in case it doesn't, you might want to check out DeepBurner which is a quite nifty freeware tool that runs under windows and also processes ISO-files (just select "Burn ISO image" when the app starts).
Also keep in mind that you should burn bootable CD-images slowly (I always burn OS isos with 8x speed)
hope that helps
Posted 20 February 2005 - 02:03 AM
Also, the onboard cd writer in XP does not handle iso files.
Posted 20 February 2005 - 02:34 AM
located here... http://fileforum.bet...oy/1010212925/1
just an option if you want to try it....
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