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qwerty71
post Mar 23 2014, 09:12 AM
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Hi,
Apologies, this is a very basic question...
I have downloaded and mounted a Linux ISO (Mint 13 Maya Xfce) to create an installation DVD. The folders/file in the raw image are:

[.disk]
[boot]
[casper]
[install]
[isolinux]
[preseed]
md5sum.txt

This is not being read by my DVD drive when booting, and the BIOS boot order settings appear correct. Should there be an autorun.inf file or something else for the disc to initiate the installation? Thanks for any advice
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michaelk
post Mar 23 2014, 10:56 AM
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Most CD/DVD burning software have an option to "create from image" You need to select this option to create a bootable disk.

By mounting the image first, you copy the files but remove the boot loader.
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qwerty71
post Mar 23 2014, 12:22 PM
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Okay, I don't quite understand why the mounted image wouldn't already have the necessary files to make the disc bootable, but I'll read a guide on this process using IMGBurn.

Many Thanks for your reply :-)
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post Mar 23 2014, 01:20 PM
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Still having trouble. The file/s that appear to be required to run the preview/installation of Linux (isolinux.bin and/or boot.cat) are in the [isolinux] folder. To be detected, shouldn't they be in the root directory?
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