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Old 07-16-2008, 02:11 PM   #1
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Request aid with burning an installation cd


Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am in the process of migrating from window. I hope to install DSL on an older machine, and keep my windows machine up and usable until I have completed the transition learning curve. I have one drive with a regular debian installation on it, but to use it I have to switch the drives out... In comparison to windows I am at best cripples ( more like dead in the water) with debian. Thus I have decided to try to get an old machine I have operational set up with DSL.
Please forgive my ignorance, but I can not get the bloody cd burnt. I am using nero, and it tells me that I need to use cds rather than the dvds (which I prefer) because I have a cd image. Alas I can not find a dvd image... Does any one know how to solve this without having to get a different type of cd? It would be grand if a dvd image was avalible.
Thank you for your time.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 04:34 PM   #2
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http://club.cdfreaks.com/f59/burn-cd...to-dvd-143236/
 
Old 07-16-2008, 05:27 PM   #3
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thats kind of a HUGE waste of space burning a 50MB iso onto a 4.7GB disk, but i guess if thats all you have..
when you go into nero, do you have the drive selected as a dvd drive? you should have it as a menu option, such as if you were using nero express it would look like this: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...chy85/nero.jpg
options discussed in the thread previously linked should work for you as well.
 
Old 07-17-2008, 08:10 AM   #4
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Hello,

This is mostly for the next poor soul who gets stuck in the spot I was Just in...
I was able to get the image I wanted with nero. I have very little experience with nero, or its assorted functions... I told it to burn a bootable data disk, with the assorted cd images I wanted on it. Nero then made a dvd image out of them and put it on my hard disk. From there I burnt the image onto a dvd.
This worked so well that I am doing the same with freeBSD. I have not tried to use either installation disk/cd yet.
I hope this helps someone.

Bottomslogger
 
Old 07-17-2008, 10:45 AM   #5
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i'm not exactly sure which interface you're using with nero, but it sounds like you burned a data disk of the cd image instead of burning the cd image itself. are you using nero burning rom, nero express, nero start smart, or what?
 
Old 08-02-2008, 11:12 AM   #6
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May I suggest downloading and installing the free ISORecorder from http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm. It's what I use for all my CD image burning needs, and it's never failed me.
 
  


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