Re: Newbie trying to install Debian...
Martin J. Hillyer wrote:
>On Fri, May 12, 2006 at 10:35:26PM -0400, 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 ISO file is the actual image, and it must be burnt exactly as that.
If you extract the files and burn those as files to the CD, you loose
information as to how to boot the CD.
So, DO NOT extract the files, just burn the file to the CD itself. Nero
can do this, as can other tools, but Windows XP itself can't.