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I guess you have to do the physical installation, and then boot the machine. Enter BIOS, detect the new device, and reboot the machine. If BIOS sees it correctly, the OS will, too.
Then you have to choose a dvd burning program.
Done all that - loaded linux with dvd installed - what burner programs should I look for? Have spent hours on the net with nothing jumping up that appears to burn DVDs.
Sort of problem I get is a CD burner that will only write once on an RW disc so I end up having to erase the thing on my XP machine. Is this the way to go with Linux? My files are over 1Gig compressed so the CD is not much use I need the new technology and the future software.
Hi - Tried to load this k3b thing for my dvd today. Built the box 3 times from scratch, ran a compiler? a make file? a configure? Produced some errors but no icon or application anywhere. Felt I was down a mine digging out coal foe a world running on wind power. ((Redhat 9.0 on a dual xenon)
Distribution: RH 6.2, Gen2, Knoppix,arch, bodhi, studio, suse, mint
that's the way unix starts, and what it's all about. small efficient tools are first made, and then frontends for them are perfected later. it's really easy to get the dvdrecord and stuff needed to build and burn dvd's, but the interfaces will take longer. in windows, when you're doing command line stuff, you always expect stuff to screw up, because it does. in linux, and bsd and such, you can script things, and they will work great time after time. i can start burning a dvd at the command line faster than i get a burning program up and running, and start dragging stuff. all those different programs use cdrecord and mkisofs anyway. i just bypass them.