Re: Newbie trying to install Debian...
Dov Oxenberg wrote:
Please pardon me if I appear amateurish but I am new to Linux (long time
Windows user) and am trying to get Debian installed and running.
Today I tried using the suggested netinst method but for some reason it
is not working for me. I downloaded the ISO file, and extracted the
file with WinImage then burned the extracted files to a CD. When I boot
with the CD in the drive nothing happens and the system just boots to
Windows. I even tried burning the ISO file itself to CD and booting
with that but still no joy. What am I missing here?
I did notice after extracting the files contained in the ISO image the
.bin files are in subdirectories...do I need to move these to the
root of the CD I wish to boot from?
I also am attempting to use the .jigdo method....but don't completely
understand what I need to do once I have all six files.
Thanks for any help and guidance.
Well, first welcome to Debian community!
I guess you have Nero on your Windows system. So, dont extract the net
install iso you downloaded. Use Nero to burn the iso directly unto the
CD. It's too long ago a used Nero, so I can't tell you exactly how to do
it, I guess there is something like "copying data to CD" that you have
to use. Them your CD will be bootable. You can also get a lot of help
from this installation manual at:
If you don't succed, come back here, someone more knowledgeable in
windows staff may answer you.