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Postby trippboxer on Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:01 pm

okay, i have downloaded numerous copies of mint and my pc doesn't recognize them as iso. i have programs that can burn them as iso but havn't tried it yet since the last time i did that i wasn't able to boot the cd. can someone please give me a walkthrough from the beginning on how to convert this download into a bootable iso.

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Postby clem on Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:38 pm

Are you running linux at the moment, do you have a gnome environment or KDE ?
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Postby anselm on Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:25 pm

I had the same problem untill I downloaded the torrent instead of from the ftp site.

maybe a problem with the ftp site??

I burned 5 cd's from the ftp site none worked but the torrent did.
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Postby clem on Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:40 pm

Hi, from which mirror did you download ?
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Postby friedtofu on Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:47 pm

hm.. if it doesnt work.. try using the torrent on the file you downloaded via FTP... it will fix all the corrupted parts and download parts that your missing...
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Postby anselm on Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:55 pm

I downloaded my first iso from USA: webergyltd.com and also tried planetmirror same problem. The torrent worked fine, I will download the iso again and see how it works and post the error codes here if any.
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Postby Wickermann on Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:15 am

Hi.
I had the same problem, too. In my case it was my fault, because i always looked for an *.iso Data in the downloaded files, afer unpckng the download.
Thanks to the board here i found out who to do it :
Just download Mint an do not unpack it. Under XP you just have to rightclick on the archive. Then choose " Open with". Choose a burningprogramm.
With nero 6 it automatically it opened with the Isoburning dialog.
After burning was finished, i had a bootable CD.
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Postby os-iso on Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:04 am

@trippboxer:
you can load a pure burnable (WinXP- or Linux-Burnprogram) ISO from os-iso.de >>> see downloadpage and if your PC-BIOS has first boot-device "cd-rom" so there will be no problem for you.
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Postby trippboxer on Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:06 am

thanks for the input. i right clicked on the compressed file and chose to open with nero. nero recognized it as iso and offered to burn it immediately.

much appreciated. now all i have to do is learn how to do all of the different installs for software.
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