BurningAndBooting addresses questions related to creating a bootable cd from your downloaded Dynebolic ISO image.
I've downloaded the iso file and burned it to disk, but Dynebolic doesn't load. What's up?
Well, the iso is an "image"; it must be burned "as" an image, not as a typical file, in order for the system to run it successfully. Many cd burner programs have a burn as image/burn as iso option.
Depending on your current OS, there are different options available to you. 'There is a very comprehensive and fairly short howto about burning an ISO image [http://www.e-smith.org/docs/howto/CD_burning_howto.php3 here].
An admittedly partial list of options:
-K3b: Select menu Tools, Write ISO Image, Image to Write | Find and select the ISO file to burn | Wait fo calculation of MD5 checksum and control it is exact | Button Start
-gcombust: Select tab burn | Check ISO 9660 Image | Button Choose image location | Find and select the ISO file to burn | Button Combust!
-Nero: Select menu "File", "Burn image..." | Find and select the iso file to burn
-ISO Recorder: Instructions found [http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm here].
Where not noted, instructions may be executed with the left mouse button, single click.
How do I get my computer to boot from CD?
First of all, you need an ATAPI CD-ROM. Easier than it sounds, that's in every Standard PC Box. Then you need to choose the CD as Boot-Device. With most computers you will have to enable "Boot from CD" in the BIOS. Please check your computer's instructions. Some computers will boot from CD when you keep the 'C' key pressed.
Then you simply insert the [dyne:bolic] CD and reboot.
Hmmmm, can I see what's in the dynebolic iso file?
Of course! If in Linux, you have to mount your image on your favorite device, such as a hard disk:
mount -o loop /dir/to/dynebolic/iso/dynebolic-version.iso /mounting/directory
where /dir/to/dynebolic/iso is where your iso file is saved, and /mounting/directory is where you plan to mount it. Be sure to have loopback device and ISO filesystem support enabled in kernel, in order to be able to mount an ISO filesystem.
In Windows, you need to get a program that helps you browse or extract the iso file, such as WinISO, Iso commander, Undisker, Magic Iso, Ultra Iso and others, but beware that most, if not all of them, are NOT Free Software but shareware or proprietary, therefore they are sometimes limited time demos, or have capabilities crippled... (but you could always use dynebolic to download, update, and browse dynebolic!)
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