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- Feb 2011
Help installing Scientific Linux
CAN ANYONE PLS HELP ME
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
If you did that, then you didn't burn the image to disk properly. The ISO writing process makes the disk bootable by default. You can check this article for making sure you properly download the ISO file, burn it to disk as an image, then boot with the new installation disk:
Write in Google: <distro name> <computer platform> Live CD .iso
For example, if you have Intel Processor and 64-bit Motherboard:
Fedora 13 i686 Live CD .iso
Ubuntu 10 Live CD i386 .iso
CentOS 5.5 i386 Live CD .iso
and download the .iso image (should be around 700 MB). Then right click with the mouse on the .iso file and select [Burn on CD] option, and you will have a Live CD that can be run directly at startup.
If you like some distro you can install it on the hard disk.
After that write in Google: Perfect Desktop <your distro> <your platform>
or Perfect Web server or Database server or Email Server or Forex Trade Station or whatever you want to do there, and find instructions how to proceed.
You can add and remove .rpm packages with the Package Installer from the desktop menu, and with Yum from the System Terminal.
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You might want to get the SL6 distribution. SL5.5 is really no different than CentOS 5.5. Here is a link to their mirror: Index of /linux/scientific/6.0Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!
They are in bootable format, just write the .iso 1:1 on the CD/DVD
1. What is your computer architecture - Intel-32, x86-64 AMD, Itanium, etc.
2. What do you want to do - Web Server, Desktop, Research Station, Database Server ...
If it is Desktop you don't need two DVDs - one Live CD is more than enough.
Most probably these two DVDs are for web server.
All .iso image are bootable by default and there is no need to manually create bootable disk. As ozar suggested already, do not create bootable disk. Just select 'Burn Image to Disk' option in Nero. It will burn .iso image correctly.