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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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intalling linux

I'm a linux noob and just downloaded and burned ultima for ultimalinux.com after 3 hours it finally burned the info on but the file type is iso.image and i can't boot from this cd or use it to install linux. If anybody had any experience with linux or with this issue any help would be great.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 09:43 PM
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I'm a linux noob and just downloaded and burned ultima for ultimalinux.com after 3 hours it finally burned the info on but the file type is iso.image and i can't boot from this cd or use it to install linux. If anybody had any experience with linux or with this issue any help would be great.

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LOL. An ISO file is an image of what should be on the CD, you'll need to open the ISO file with your CD burning software like Nero or Easy CD Creator (use File -> Open Image or something similar, don't just burn the .iso file to the CD).

Basically the ISO is like a zip file that extracts itself using the burning software, it should create a bootable CD.

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lol, nice i'am a fuck tard. Thanks
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lol, nice i'am a fuck tard. Thanks
True. Why didn't you just call me dude?
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You're SURE you want to install and fuck with Linux? Make sure you set yourself up a user account and stay logged out of root as much as possible, that's all I'm gonna say.
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lol yea i don't know what the deal with that was, but i got everything set up and it's running great now. I'm usually not so tarded, but thanks for the reality check.
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You're SURE you want to install and fuck with Linux? Make sure you set yourself up a user account and stay logged out of root as much as possible, that's all I'm gonna say.
Not running as a superuser isn't exclusive to linux. You shouldn't run windows as an administrator either.
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