Originally Posted by jefro
I have never had that problem. I use live cd's and usb's all the time to recover data.
Are you using the "tormam" options. Not sure it would matter.
Dunno why it is saying temp file space unless you have some setting in the burner for speeding up by caching or other saved data for second disk.
Other options are networked shares to some other computer. It is pretty easy to do even a live install of some ftp client if not installed then to a filezilla server share or other ftp server.
I use Puppy 4.2.1 all the time to save peoples personal files before fixing a crashed Windows, but it is usually no more than 1 gig. I just copy them to a flash drive for safe keeping. I have all of my personal files saved to the HD and flash. I have never tried burning 4+ gigs under a live boot. I have about a dozen distro isos not to mention Libreoffice, Gimp2, Openoffice, and many more opensource programs.
I did consider network transfering to my desktop, but neither the LAN nor the WiFi are recognized under any live boot I've tried. The laptop is a cheap POS I bought at Walmart. Long story, but the charge port went bad on my old one and I needed a laptop at 11:00pm on a Sunday. The worst part is I fixed my old laptop and sold it to a co-worker and three days later my new one crashed. I bought the cheapest thing they had and have later discovered that this is a cheap Toshiba only available at Walmart. From now on anything I download will be saved to the shared folder on my desktop! Maybe it being such a cheap computer has something to do with the problem of burning DVDs.
I'm thinking the external HD is going to be the quickest and easiest way. I could use one anyway for cloning HDs when someone wants to get a bigger one.
Thanks for the replies.