I've been trying to make a bootable CD to run Knoppix 3.8.1. After reading up and asking here, I have a few more questions. Sorry this is long but I'm running out of blank CDs, and I want to get it right!
1. I downloaded Knoppix 3.8.1 to my XP box. It showed up as a WinRAR file named KNOPPIX_V3.8.1-2005-04-08-EN.iso. I made a data CD out of that, but it wouldn't boot because the HP burner software can't deal with images.
2. So I brought my CD with KNOPPIX_V3.8.1-2005-04-08-EN.iso on it to the office, where I have Roxio Easy CD Creator 5 basic, and downloaded it onto that machine. The file now shows up with a Roxio icon and the filetype is recognized as an Easy CD Creator Image File. I think I'm getting closer!
3. Is the following procedure correct?
--upon opening Easy CD Creator, click Data CD Project.
--in the window Untitled Bootable CD Project, select File>New CD Project>Bootable CD.
--in the window Choose Type of Bootable CD, there are 4 choices of Bootable CD Type:
Floppy Disc Emulation (1.44MB)
Floppy Disc Emulation (2.88MB)
Hard Disc Emulation
I assume Hard Disc Emulation is the correct choice?
--still in the window Choose Type of Bootable CD, there's an Emulation Option that says "Click Browse to locate the image file that contains the bootable image." So...Browse and Open KNOPPIX_V3.8.1-2005-04-08-EN.iso?
--I am returned to the window Choose Type of Bootable CD, so hit OK.
--Now I'm back in the window Untitled Bootable CD Project. I can see two files in the Add box: BOOTCAT.BIN (2KB) and BOOTIMG.BIN (702,738 KB-That must be my Knoppix file!) Do I pop in a blank CD now? Hit Record? Soon to be a happy Linux camper?
Thanks for your advice! --Bill