Same installation problem over and over again.
elmo at ne.rr.com
Fri Jul 18 16:30:40 UTC 2008
A personal pet peeve.
It seems that we're seeing the same thing over and over....someone has
downloaded the ISO and then burned (copied) it to a disk and the disk
What some instructions imply is that the ISO is the IMAGE and all you
have to do is copy the ISO to a disk and you'll have an IMAGE disk when
in fact what you have is a copy of a compressed version of the IMAGE in
a single file
I speak from experience because I had the same problem when I started
working with ISO. I used a Nero CD burner to copy the ISO to a disk
because in several website instructions it said "copy the ISO to a CD"
and the result would be an IMAGE CD.
It was only when I discovered by experimentation that the ISO is a
single file and by running it thru an extraction, you'd see several
files. I then investigated my Nero and discovered a burner program that
is specific for creating IMAGE disks. What it does is simultaneously
extract and burn so the result is an IMAGE CD that has several files.
Which leads to a question.....if you first perform an extraction on the
ISO and then copy the resulting files to a disk, would that be an IMAGE
Later, when I had a working UBUNTU, I discovered that it had the
burners, K3B and Brasero that had the ability to create an IMAGE disk.
Instructions for creating an IMAGE CD should include a brief explanation
of the difference between an ISO and IMAGE and that a simple copy is not
the way to go.
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