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    It's probable that your DVD is bad, in that case. If you followed a process much like this one, I'd try downloading the ISO again. It could have been corrupted when you downloaded it, you never know.

    The Windows setup bootdisk is a DVD, not a CD, right? Perhaps your system can boot from CDs but not DVDs.
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    >> The Windows setup bootdisk is a DVD, not a CD, right? Perhaps your system can boot from CDs but not DVDs.
    I've though about that, but my computer is a 2006 system, shouldn't it easily have DVD boot support being so new?
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    >>I'd try downloading the ISO again.
    I would, but it was hard enough to get the iso as it was. (I'm on dial-up)
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    Check the MD5 checksum.
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    >> The Windows setup bootdisk is a DVD, not a CD, right? Perhaps your system can boot from CDs but not DVDs.
    I've though about that, but my computer is a 2006 system, shouldn't it easily have DVD boot support being so new?
    No, in my Googling I found a few examples where this was the case . . . usually with specific models of drives/computers, but it still can happen.

    Anyway. Either this is the case, or your image is probably corrupted. If it's corrupted you'll need to download it again eventually, but for now let's just assume the disk is fine . . . .

    I've booted into Linux CDs on systems that could not boot from CDs. I can't imagine that booting into a DVD on a system that didn't support it would be any different. However, for the method I have in mind to work, you need to have a floppy drive. Do you? If so, try searching for "linux boot floppy". You can probably use rawrite.exe (in tools/rawrite.zip or something) to create a floppy disk which can then examine your system for a DVD drive and boot off of that . . . but only if you have a floppy disk.

    Alternatively, you could get a CD image. You know your computer can boot CDs, after all. This might be difficult on dial-up, though.
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    But hopefully there's a torrent of the Linux distro floating out there somewhere. That way you could only download the corrupted parts, if any. It's worth a try if you can find one. Downloading a CD/DVD on dial-up is painful, I know.
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    I don't have a floppy drive in my computer, but I do have a different one (real old $50 machine) that has a floppy, but it can't read DVDs.
    I was thinking, does any one of you have a linux CD/DVD that you wouldn't mind sending me a good copy of?
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    You could always request a free Ubuntu CD

    http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu

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    Okay, I've done that. I hope this goes through. It shouldn't be so sickening hard just to get my hands on linux.
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    You can also buy the discs.

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    As I dial-up user myself, I bought Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 on a few DVDs from somewhere in Thunder Bay. They shipped it by mail to me. It took a long time, but that was mostly because I wanted the AMD64 version, which wasn't officially supported in 3.1. (It was pretty cheap, though -- I think about $20.)

    You could buying the disks if you are reasonably serious about Linux. It means that you get a full distribution, which is invaluable with a slow connection. Even now I keep the full installation DVDs (not CDs, it's hard to mount more than 8 CDs) on my hard drive so that I can install whatever I like whenever I like.

    But I would try to download the disks at a high-speed connection somewhere. A friend's house, a library -- you should be able to find a place where you can do it. It will take far less time, and you'll save some money too . . . .

    Though I would recommend keeping the original images, too, in case the disks are bad. Downloading disks again isn't fun, as you have discovered.

    Another suggestion: you could download something like Puppy Linux. It's less than a hundred megabytes, which might be palletable (sp?) option. It's not a very satisfying distribution, because they couldn't fit all that much into so little space -- but it's a nice way to start.
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