Re: Newbie trying to install Debian...
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On 5/13/06, Johnny <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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 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.
> You've had several suggestions re burning the ISO image; let me add
> one other thing that you have probably done, but just in case... In
> order to boot from even a correctly burned image, you have to tweak
> your BIOS settings to boot from the CD first. This is done from the
> BIOS setup screens; you access these by hitting [Del] or some other
> key during bootup. Sorry for the simple-minded suggestion if you've
> already done this, but in the spirit of "is the appliance switched
How did you downloaded the iso image?
What program did you use?
The one that I have used is on winXP is freedownload just google for it,
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