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    [SOLVED] linux installed on a cd?


    I was wondering...is it possable that i install linux (any distro) on a cd of flash drive or anything like that
    i dont like the distro i have now but am 2 scared to uninstall it
    thanks

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    You can install Linux in any storage media. I would suggest you to use LiveCDs instead of Hard disk installation. LiveCDs are a bit slow in machines having less RAM but are really good for testing, getting familiar before installation.
    LiveCDs doesn't write anything to Hard disk unless you make it to do so.

    You can install Linux in Flash drive/USB Stick too. Best candidate for this is SLAX, imho.
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    Thats nice to know, thanks...so I just use my softwhere to write iso files to a cd, set my bios and slip in my cd and boot...or is it a bit harder than that

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    Keep in mind, you can also use Unetbootin to install many different distros to either your HD or a USB drive. LiveCD's are good too, really it's just a matter more choices for you. It's probably available in your system repos.

    And yes, download the .iso file of the distro you want, verify the checksums to make sure you don't have a corrupted download and then burn it to disk. Set the BIOS to boot CD/DVD drive first and off to the races you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyleowen
    so I just use my softwhere to write iso files to a cd
    Yes. But make sure to burn .iso file as an Image. Do not create data or bootable disk. .iso images are bootable by default.

    Select Burn Image to Disk option. All CD/DVD burning packages have this option. I use Nero or ImgBrun to burn .iso images in Windows OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyleowen View Post
    so I just use my softwhere to write iso files to a cd, set my bios and slip in my cd and boot...or is it a bit harder than that
    You'll find a link at the bottom of the first post in the link provided by MikeTbob above that gives step by step instructions for almost 2 dozen different burning applications so you shouldn't have any problems, but post them if you do.
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    If you are using windows you can download infra recorder its a free iso burner for windows that works very well.

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    Yes thank you, all of you
    I am now useing this to test differnt distros

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