I'd like some help

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Sat Apr 5 23:14:04 UTC 2008

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 12:18:11PM +1000, Da Rock wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-03-23 at 19:51 -0600, Chad Perrin wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 09:10:04AM +1000, Da Rock wrote:
> > > 
> > > On Sat, 2008-03-22 at 14:58 -0700, Matthew Woodson wrote:
> > > > I've been learning about a bunch of the BSD OSes, and i want to try Free BSD, but i can't figure out how to download it and the instructions don't make sense. I am running Windows XP OS- can you tell me how to download Free BSD with it?
> > > 
> > > Go to the download section of the site and download the iso files. Once
> > > you have those, double click on them and burn them to disk.
> > 
> > Last I checked, the MS Windows built-in CD burning software didn't do
> > burning from an image -- you'd need third-party software.  Burning an ISO
> > without such software would just result in a copy of the ISO on the CD,
> > rather than a CD that would boot up an installer.
> > 
> Which software were you using and how long ago? I've used Roxio, Nero,
> and Easy CD Creator- all of which did that. Most bundled burning
> software will do it automatically. They offer burn from cd/dvd  image,
> as well as data cd creation, so when you double click on an iso file it
> sets up to burn the image for you.
> If you haven't got the bundled software installed I agree with you
> though. Fairly uncommon though.

Err, I didn't notice this until now.  Please excuse my late reply.

I was talking about the CD burning software that's built in to MS Windows
XP, not any third-party software.

CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ]
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