RE: .raw extension is misleading
This is a very common question that gets ask a lot. The nice people in
the debian doc project decided to create a FAQ on debian CD's.
http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/ there's a section entitled "How do I
record a CD-R under foo?" i.e. foo = platform
Hope this helps.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Atterer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 5:56 AM
> To: 'email@example.com'
> Cc: Wuttke Joachim
> Subject: Re: .raw extension is misleading
> On Mon, May 13, 2002 at 10:28:10AM +0200, Wuttke Joachim wrote:
> > This is the first time I am trying to get a "testing" distribution
> > from the net, and so I can confirm that for a first-time user the
> > extension ".raw" is indeed quite confusing. It took me
> quite a while
> > to find out that ".raw" means exactly the same as ".iso".
> I could add an entry to the CD FAQ, if someone can give me a
> good answer to the question... :)
> What is a .raw file?
> It is exactly the same as an .iso file; you can just rename it to
> .iso and write it to CD-R. We use .raw for beta and unofficial
> images rather than .iso, because... ???
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