summary: The burn-to-CD step is failing, and every attempt I have to download the iso file. Where is the ISO file stored temporarily, so I can try to burn it myself.
Here is the bumpy and unsatifying experience of a newbie, trying to download and burn the fed-13 live CD. I havent succeeded yet, has anyone?
1 first attempt
I tried the live media link "download now". you have to choose between save and open. Save sounds right but isnt. It creates a useless file and goes away.
2. try "open" in the dialog box. It takes a very long time to download, so while you're doing other things a window pops up saying an application is "intruding" allow or deny. I deny, and then watch the download window disappear.
3. same steps as 2 but allow. impressively it opens my burning software and so I put a CD in and start the process. Unfortunately it enters a seemingly infinite loop "preparing CD" and after 15 mins I try to cancel the operation. no go. it just continues preparing. eventually I kill it with windows task manager.
4. Same as 3 but with the blank CD in the drive in case that caused the infinite loop preparing to burn. Unfortunately the CD was now corrupted and so it failed. No option to continue or try again with the downloaded file.
I search for the 700-ish MB file I've now downloaded three times, but cannot find it.
I remove the corrupted CD and destroy it (they shatter when bent, oops) and put a fresh one in.
5. Now I'm on my fourth attempt, each time involves the painful download of the file.
I'm downloading on my windows 7 machine, anyone know where it hides the iso image.
At least I wouldnt have to download it over and over again until I can debug the burning process.
I'm burning to CD because I'm installing on an old dell dimension 2300 and it only has a CD.