( Creating / booting off ) installation media (was Downloads)

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Thu Mar 22 00:54:04 UTC 2007

Jim Priovolos wrote:
> Hi, I've downloaded the 6.2 files. When I burned a CD with the boot file it didn't make my laptop boot off it after powering up with it in the CD drive.
> The *disk1 file burnt to a CD gave the same results.
> I tried the *disk1 file using ftp through a browser and also command line ftp set to binary.
> I checked the boot order and CD is first. If I put a Windows boot CD in there it will boot off of it.
> Any ideas?
> I've got a Compaq Presario 2500 laptop with XP on it now.
> Thanks for the help in advance,
> Jim P.


Common error, but did you burn the ISO as a file onto the CD, instead of 
burning the ISO directly to the CD (the latter's behavior is correct)?


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