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Bootable CD or dvd

Twctip Posts: 2
edited April 2016 in New to Linux
Hi all I'm new to the Linux environment but have always been interested in it. We recently upgraded the family computer so I want to us our old 32 bit pentium 4 desktop to try to learn the Linux OS. I'm having trouble locating a diatro download that is actually bootable from CD/DVD. I had one work to a point (slitaz-live) it is not what I really wanted but I was trying anything. I really don't want to keep making copies of images that are not bootable. I found a program to verify the the ISO is bootable or not and spent last night download different distro's only to be frustrated. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


  • arochester
    arochester Posts: 368

    The major determinant is the amount of RAM (memory) you have. Do you know how much is installed. 

    Have a look at the LiveCD List. All of these disks are bootable. https://livecdlist.com/purpose/desktop/


  • Twctip
    Twctip Posts: 2
    edited April 2016
    Sorry it's been so long. I have been able to make bootable USB drives alot easier and I really prefer this way so convenient. Thanks for the advice!


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