Help - complete Linux newbie

debian debiani386 at
Thu Nov 29 05:26:05 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 22:23 -0600, Hal Davis wrote:
> Completed the 20-minute download, and I now have a 700 MB .iso file on 
> my Windows desktop. Trouble is, I try double-clicking on the file and 
> nothing happens. I get a message about an external file needing to be 
> opened, and I tell it, sure, whatever, and nothing happens.

Well, 1, windows doesnt know how to read iso files exactly, and 2, you
need to burn the contents of the iso to a cd. I recommend using alcohol
120% or nero to do this.

Once the cd has been written, reboot the computer with the cd in the


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