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LiveCD Eval & MS/XP Pro (SUSE 9.x)

I've visited the and downloaded
SUSE 9.2 and 9.1 to my hard drive and put them onto
CD or DVD. They show type of ISO.

I'm wondering, when I re-boot Linux doesn't seem to
boot up. Is the problem with my burn onto CD or DVD
(using Nero)? I think the boot drive (CD or DVD) is
set alright, but I'm not certain.

What else might be the issue? Should I do the same
steps for another distro?

I'd like to try out Linux via CD or DVD until I'm
more comfortable and have a chance to study a bit.

- Greg

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Your download file is an .iso...

In reply to: LiveCD Eval & MS/XP Pro (SUSE 9.x)

But the burned cd should no longer be .iso If it is then you didn't do it correctly. What version of Nero?

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Nero 6 Ultra Edition (Nero Buring Rom 6 -

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The pre-installed Nero I'm now using is:
Nero 6 Ultra Edition (Nero Buring Rom 6 -

Sounds like I should burn again and use some
particular parameters and it'll work out?

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How to burn .iso with Nero...

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Read this and see if it help any. Right now I am downloading what Bob recommand. I will try it out and see how it works. There was another program that converts the .iso file to a bootable file before burning but I don't remember the name of that though... sorry.

I have done this this one time only but it was with adaptec EZCD Creator 4 deluxe (long time ago). I now mostly just buy my live cd because I don't have a fast download. In facts I have just bought Suse 9.2 cd about a month ago.
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Linuxiso \ Nero Burning LiveCD

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Thanks for the URL/link. I had read and re-read
but didn't see the crucial parm I must have missed.
I've burned the 9.2 onto DVD and 9.1 onto CD (2x)
without luck. Seems so simple, but prehaps another
package might be better as was suggested than Nero
(for my usage in this case).

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You didn't write the .ISO.... more.

In reply to: Linuxiso \ Nero Burning LiveCD

You most likely put the .ISO file onto a data CD. That's now how its done. I offered a link to CDBurnerXP because it offers a Write ISO menu item. Use that and you would have a bootable CD in minutes.

A .ISO is not a file to be put on CD, but is an IMAGE of a CD and you use another menu item to create the CD from the IMAGE.


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Bob, you got it that time!

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I've used Nero 5.5 and 6 for this with none of these problems. As you said-Download the ISO-Burn "Image"
That's it. Put 1st disk in tray and reboot. Should start install automatically. Same process worked for Red Hat 9, Fedora Core 1, Mandrake 10.0 and 10.1. chuck

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CD-Burner-XP -- Did the trick

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As was suggested, I used the program CD-Burner-XP
( and was able to
convert the ISO file I had downloaded onto CD
into a Boot-CD.

Worked like a charm !

Here's what the CD appeared like AFTER the burn
(not as downloaded--Type ISO File, single file)

CD -- SUSE \ LiveCD Eval - 9x1 (12/21/2004):

So much to still learn, but works fine it appears.

Thanks so much. I don't know how to do it with Nero
6, but it worked fine using CD Burner XP and those

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With all due respect and...

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I bet there's a lightbulb that went off about .ISO, what it is and how to use it?

Glad you figured it out!


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A very dim lightbulb at best, but I'm getting there...

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BIOS Settings

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If you didn't set the bios to booting order of CD\DVD drive first (or before hardrive) then your computer will overlook booting from a CD\DVD.

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Put the lime in the coconut....

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Uhh, wrong song. But you need to turn that ISO into a bootable CD. has an ISO WRITE feature that will do nicely.

"Put the ISO in the CD...."


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I took a look and it didn't compute for me.
Good to review however.

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It will made sense the moment ...

In reply to: ISO WRITE?

Someone shows you the ISO write feature or menu.


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