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I downloaded a .iso file with the name debian-update-6.0.4-amd64-DVD-1.iso from http://debian.org and burned it with k3b with default settings, but unfortunately found it won't boot. Did I download the wrong image? There are three folders in the image file: .disk, dists, and pool.

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The DVD is for 64bit systems. Perhaps your system is 32bit? – Petr Uzel Feb 28 '12 at 16:30
"it won't boot" is not very informative. does the screen stay black from the start, does POST show, is the bootmanager loading, are there any errors? – Baarn Feb 28 '12 at 16:48
This machine I have has a duo core processor, and I have ever installed 64bit Ubuntu. So I guess it is able to run 64-bit operating systems. And when I insert the DVD and press F12 during the logo screen there is no option for CD/DVD, while there is a "+" for hard drive. So did I download the right image? If so I guess I might made some mistakes during burning process. What is the difference with and without "update". – yanglifu90 Feb 28 '12 at 23:39
have you checked your BIOS or UEFI for the boot order? – Baarn Feb 29 '12 at 9:52
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Well I guess I solved my own question.

Debian Images with "update" is not supposed to be bootable.


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