Re: Newbie trying to install Debian...
On 5/13/06, *Johnny* <firstname.lastname@example.org
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
>> that but still no joy. What am I missing here?
>> I did notice after extracting the files contained in the ISO
>> .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
>> 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
> 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
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I am sorry
I have not used winxp in a long time
its not freedownloads
I have used it to download iso images in past.