Install United Linux

I copied three cd's for united linux with the intention of installing but it seems cd 1 is not bootable format for some reason.  Is there anything i
can download in a reasonable period over a modem that will let me boot up and then install from the cds i've copied?
xoxomosAsked:
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majorwooCommented:
what did you download the CD's as? an iso?

If so, did you burn the properly to the CD? an iso is a special CD image format, you don't just add the .iso file to the cd, you must select burn from image or something similar from your CDR app
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xoxomosAuthor Commented:
Yeah, the guy had it in .iso directory, but when i wrote to cd i just copied and pasted.  So there's something else I should have done?
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majorwooCommented:
yes, you need to use the iso to create a image

what burning software do you use?  Look around in the menu, for a "Create CD from image" or "Crate CD Image" or something similar...

www.nero.com is a burning program for windows that will let you burn a iso if yours will not

<following is pasted from ibiblio.org, i would link to it, but the page seems to have moed>

4. How to burn your CD

The method you use will depend on which CD writing software package you use. It's a good idea to consult the CD writing software's documentation before you start, because if you make a mistake you'll probably have to throw the disc out and start again.
4.1. Instructions using Easy CD Creator (Adaptec/Roxio)

   1.

      Insert a blank CD into the CD writer.
   2.

      Launch Easy CD Creator.
   3.

      In the File menu, select "Create CD From Disk Image".
   4.

      Browse to the location where the ISO image was saved on the hard drive.
   5.

      Select ISO from File Type.
   6.

      Select the ISO image file.
   7.

      Click on OK.
   8.

      Click on OK once again.

4.2. Instructions using Nero (Ahead Software)

   1.

      Insert a blank CD into the CD writer.
   2.

      Launch Nero.
   3.

      In the File menu, select "Burn CD image".
   4.

      Choose as file type: all files (*.*), since Nero expects files with the NRG suffix.
   5.

      Select the ISO image file.
   6.

      You will see a dialog box asking if you want to supply detailed image parameters. Enter the following parameters:

          *

            Type of image: Data Mode 1
          *

            Block size: 2048 bytes per sector
          *

            File precursor and image trailer: 0 length
          *

            No scrambled and no Swapped.
   7.

      Click on "burn". If the program complains that there are errors in the image file, click on the button "Ignore" and launch the burning.

4.3. Instructions using WinOnCD (CeQuadrat GmbH, now part of Roxio, Inc.)

You need to create a Track Image project in WinOnCD for the image file. Please note that the program doesn't accept the ISO suffix for the image, and that you'll have to rename it with the raw suffix.
4.4. Instructions using CDRWin (Golden Hawk Technology)

Open the icon labeled "File Backup and Tools". In the listbox named "Backup/Tool Operation", select "Record an ISO 9660 Image File". In the box "ISO 9660 Image File", click on the button labeled "..." (Browse) and select the ISO image file. At the bottom of the dialog box, select CD-ROM and Mode 1. Then click the button labelled "START".
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