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Old 20th May 2008
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Don't extract the files.

the proper procedure is:

download ISO image

check checksums on ISO image -> I use WinMD5Sum when burning from Windows.

burn ISO image to CD-ROM -> using Nero select 'disk image or saved project' and check the box for verifying data on disk after the write if your version supports such an option.

I use both Nero Express 6 (Windows) and cdrecord (*BSD) for burning disks and of the two coasters I've ever burned, only one was not from human error.

Good media, decent CD burning device, and finding the optimal speed to use with both is ideal -- I usually use the lowest which works for my desktop.


what exactly is the problem with booting off ther cd's?
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