your response could have been more constructive also.
"my own failings" ==??
Originally Posted by reed9
relevance == specifically what?? someone of your credentials should not use ad hominem arguments, such as this seems to be.
You'll see in my signature a link to how you ideally should go about asking questions on a forum.
whom do you think downloaded them? to be constructive, you should have told me what's wrong with them -- that's they type of information that i sought n the first place.
We have no idea what these files on your harddrive are. Who downloaded them?
this is the first relevant, constructive piece that you have spouted. i note that the cub first responder apparently never even noticed this; so, kavakookamonga is learning something too!
Of the dozens of distros I have downloaded, I have never seen one that was not either labeled distro.iso or distro.img.
so, what are you saying is wrong with these files? are you saying that they are not functional? in concrete terms, what about them?
If you take the Fedora example, and look on one of their mirrors, which I picked at random, you'll see the download is clearly labeled Fedora-12-x86_64-Live.iso. If you look back at the Fedora 11 release, it's the same.
As for how to install, as said, the internet is full of guides for what to do, as well as pretty much every distro's website.
problem is that these guides are written by the likes of you and kava...: enigmas ito conundrums. when you write intelligibly then i will read your guides.
It's perfectly reasonable to suggest you search for it.
who asked you to write an installation guide? i asked you for what you eventually -- albeit, inadvertently -- did: you found that the files that i downloaded are non-functional.. but i still await the reason why. and what should they be? and how did i wind up with such erroneous files?
we're not going to write an installation guide every time someone asks.
i thought i did!
If you have a specific question about installation or a problem you're having, that is what you should ask.