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Re: downloading my free version of linux

At 12:16 PM 7/4/2005, you wrote:

I see Richard has answered you, but I'll jump in here anyhow ....

             I have a windowsXP home edition,


and I was interested in downloading one of the free versions of Linux for a CD boot.

Even better ...

And now that I have it downloaded to my blank CD it does not want to open,

In "Sonic MyDVD" software, you click the image button or pull down the File menu and start a "New Job" called "Global Image or other Image". You don't "just download"
to a blank CD.

You should be able to see text files with "Windows File Explorer" but Linux programs
do not execute in a plain Windows environment. Is that what you mean by "open?"

If this is what you want to do ... you need the "Cygwin" stuff ... google for it. Maybe
WinGNU would be more like what you want.

and It keeps on telling me that I have to insert some CD with the file RNENG.msi,

You're in Windows. This means your file associations associate ".iso"
with Sonic CD burning software and there is something wrong with
that software. I guess you have an MSI cd burner or somesuch.

and it keeps on trying to open it with the sonic CD burning software. What am I doing wrong. . .?

ps. This was the exact error message displayed: " The feature you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available. Insert the 'sonic RecordNow!' disk and click ok."

I recommend reading the instructions and doing what it says. This is very powerful.
I do it myself.

Then Richard answered you:

>Hi Alex!

On Mon, Jul 04, 2005 at 12:16:40PM -0700, Alex Aguilar wrote:
> I have a windowsXP home edition, and I was interested in downloading one


>That error message has nothing to do at all with Debian, plus we're not
>really Windows experts. ;-) However, my guess is:

>1) You say that you "downloaded the .iso to a blank CD". This is almost
>certainly the wrong way to write the .iso to disc - it sounds as if you
>have installed a "packet-writing software" on your machine, which allows
>you to use the CD just like a regular harddisk. Maybe see the following FAQ
>entry: <http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#what-is>

I don't see any hint that you are using "packet-writing" software ... but if
you did that's wrong. My personal advice - don't do it until the (CD)
"Mt Rainier" standard is supported by your operating system directly - either
Linux or Windows.

>2) I guess you get the error message "Insert the 'sonic RecordNow!' disc"
>when you double-click the .iso file. Presumably that CD recording software
>is not fully installed on your computer, and you need to supply a CD that
>came with your computer to install it.

Yes .... precisely.

>If you cannot find that CD, then according to
><http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#record-windows> there is a freeware CD
>recording software called CDBurnerXP Pro which you could use instead.


>  Richard

I have seen this but haven't tried it. I suggest taking your iso image to a friend
who has the CD-DVD stuff working.  For what it's worth, the "Sonic MyDVD"
CD burning application "RecordNowDX 4.60" burns the Debian iso's fine but
the "Solarus 10" iso won't burn - but the Solaris companion disk is OK.
Go figure!

Regards, Gordon

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