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    I have downloaded the ISO file and now need instructions on how to boot and start the install.

    I am new to linux and I dont understand how a machine can boot into a ISO file...or can it?

    So what do I do with the ISO file?

    Paul

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    You need to have burner program like EZ CD Creator, Nero, or CDBurnerXP Pro and burn an image from the iso file. You will need to adjust your BIOS to make the CD first in the boot order.

    If you don't have a burner program, CDBurnerXP Pro is free.
    http://www.cdburnerxp.se/

    Here's the installation instructions.
    http://www.debian.org/releases/stabl.../index.html.en

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    The easiest way to do it would be to burn the ISO onto a CD. Don't just make a data CD, ISOs are different. They are an exact copy of everything on the CD, and they have all the files in them. The way I burn mine is by using Nero burning rom. You can d/l a fully functial demo of it form their website.
    You burn it, put it in your CD drive, Reset the machine, set the BIOS to boot from CD, then you should be good to go.

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    HI

    I finally did it.
    See - my problem was not the burning of the image file. I was unaware that the machine will actually boot from the ISO CD.

    It booted to my surprise and gentoo installation went ahead.

    Thanks.

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    Gentoo, huh? That's a pretty rough distro to install for someone new to Linux . . . unless they finally finished the installer.

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    I forgot to mention that I have a FreeBSD 4.11 box next to my windows machine.

    would that help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by photo312
    I forgot to mention that I have a FreeBSD 4.11 box next to my windows machine.

    would that help?
    Yep, Gentoo is the most BSD-like Linux distro out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jens
    Quote Originally Posted by photo312
    I forgot to mention that I have a FreeBSD 4.11 box next to my windows machine.

    would that help?
    Yep, Gentoo is the most BSD-like Linux distro out there.
    Really? I would have figured Slackware seeing as how it is the most Unix like and BSD is a Unix derivative. Oh well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    Quote Originally Posted by jens
    Quote Originally Posted by photo312
    I forgot to mention that I have a FreeBSD 4.11 box next to my windows machine.

    would that help?
    Yep, Gentoo is the most BSD-like Linux distro out there.
    Really? I would have figured Slackware seeing as how it is the most Unix like and BSD is a Unix derivative. Oh well...
    Bryan
    Gentoo uses a simular package system(portage).
    Since you'll depend on it during installation, understanding BSD does help.
    (I personally prefere Slack as a source distro though and I'm no BSD fan either.)

    PS: Why is this posted in the Debian section?

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    Quote Originally Posted by photo312
    I forgot to mention that I have a FreeBSD 4.11 box next to my windows machine.

    would that help?
    This can be a great help.
    Have the Gentoo handbook open on the bsd machine for easy viewing.
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