January 25th, 2002, 05:47 AM
*.iso ??? what should I do with .....
Hey. I just download Mandrake 8.1 iso file, what should I do with this ?!? I read some tutorilas and stuff, but dont know how to open the iso file..
January 25th, 2002, 06:12 AM
Get a CD burner and burn it to CD.
To extract to disk, you can use ISO Buster (free) or WinImage 6.0 (shareware). But you still need to burn it to CD.
Keep in mind, some ISO files (Redhat particularly) are not extractable because some files in a dir have the same name (with different lettercase), and Windows is not a case-sensitive OS.
January 25th, 2002, 06:19 AM
Well, THANX for the answer
I searched for ISO buster in dwonload.com/tucows.com, and didnt find anything, can you give me a link ??
And what do you mean convers it to a cd ? do I need some special hardware for it ?
January 25th, 2002, 06:28 AM
Here is the link -> http://users.pandora.be/smart.projects/isobuster1.htm
Yes, you need a hardware, the CD Burner, so you can make your own CD and install Mandrake from that CD.
If you don't already have a CD burner and don't have any plan on buying it, you should not have downloaded the ISO file in the first place.
January 25th, 2002, 06:44 AM
CD BURNER, you mean a drive like a cd that can write on cd's ?? (im bad in english )...
and if I DONT have this kind of drive, my only option is to buy it ?!? (its a problem to get linux in israel) .
usnt there a way to open that *.iso without special drive ??
January 25th, 2002, 07:20 AM
You can open/extract that ISO file. The problem is, you wanted to install Mandrake, you don't just want to browse what's in the ISO file.
That ISO file is targeted for users who have CD burners. If you don't, just buy the CD or select FTP install (you need to download the disk image and write to floppy disk).
January 25th, 2002, 08:26 AM
Yea I looked in the tutorials files, and there is something about copying the cdrom.img to a floppy disket, is this a good method ?!?
January 25th, 2002, 08:56 AM
I don't know what that cdrom.img is. More than likely it's to be used so it can begin the installation from your CD. Note, you still need to burn that ISO file to CD, unless you wish to choose another type of install media.
This is my 4th reply and I already answered your question four times so I'm not going to continue any longer.
January 25th, 2002, 08:58 AM
Well, I made that disket, and when i restart my pc the installation start.
But the installation is looking for a cd, and all my install files, are on the hard-disk, is there a way to set the installation to read from the hard disk ????
January 25th, 2002, 09:00 AM
Yes, but you do need to create two partitions beforehand.
January 25th, 2002, 09:13 AM
How can I do that ?? can you please explain more ??
January 25th, 2002, 02:44 PM
mount /your.iso /mnt/cdrom -t iso9660 -o ro,loop=/dev/loop0
when you do that you don't have to burn the iso-file
January 25th, 2002, 02:52 PM
January 26th, 2002, 02:54 AM