From time to time, in fact whenever I'm asked, I try and help people transition to Linux. I've lost count of the times so many fall at the first hurdle - burning the iso. At first, I was puzzled why such a simple procedure should be causing so much grief, but then it (sort of) came to me. Almost all the people I've been involved with helping, have come from a Microsoft Windows® (MSWin) background and for many, it's their first experience with an iso file. Like everything else in life, if it's never been explained, of course it will be a mystery! So this page is devoted to explaining how to go about this simple procedure.
Compressed Files and Image MountingBurn any Bootable CD from a file and you may come across something called an ISO it can also be known by other format types such as one or more of the following, this by know means is a definitive list.
* BWT, BWI, BWS, BWA
* CIF from Adaptec Easy CD Creator
* CSO (.cso)
* DAA (.daa)
* LCD from CDSpace
* MDF/MDS (.mdf)
* NRG (.nrg) (Nero Disk Image)
* DMG (Apple disk image) (.dmg)
* UIF (Universal Image Format) (.uif)
* IMA (.ima)