So, my last Linux thread/post was about getting my pc to run mint (lisa) from a flashdrive. I had added a second hd to my rig, thinking that since my flashdrive install worked, but wasn't as reliable as I thought it should be, I'd burn an iso and try a dual boot set-up.
I got both the kde and gnome DLs, and thought I'd mess with booting from disk first, so I'd see which one I wanted to try to put on my hd. My problem is that try as I might, my iso burns were just coasters. I think it said "checking disk integrity" or some such, after trying to burn the iso, but it always failed half or 3/4 way through the check. When I tried to use the ones that got closest to getting through the check, the boot sequence would only get just so far into booting, then freeze up.
I pretty much expected that, as none of the disks actually made it all the way through. Now I'm trying to sort out why it acts this way. My first thought about it was that there's something wrong with my dvd burner. It seems to burn pix and text ok, but has never burned a successful iso file. I'm not sure what/how to check to see if there's something about the way I'm DLing the file (through FF download manager), or if my burner is somehow unable to burn that kind of file? I am trying to burn it as an image, but thought that was what I was supposed to do.
Then I wondered if there is something lost by DLing via download manager? Is there something common or obvious that I could be doing wrong? I did try burning at several different speeds too, but that seemed to make no difference.