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Old 08-23-2005, 02:02 AM   #1
ToofDogger
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Burning linux distro CD's


I am currently running fedora 3... I've only had it for like a week but I know that there are better distro's out there... Everytime I tried to create an install cd for a distro it burns wrong or something and it wont work... I've tried to burn it as an ISO image but that didn't work, I started trying to burn them when I had Windows XP but I couldn't do it... The reason I have Fedora is that someone else burned it and gave it to me... Can someone help me figure out how to do this? Maybe im just downloading them wrong... I have no idea...
 
Old 08-23-2005, 02:13 AM   #2
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Try using CDRecord...

cdrecord -v speed=4 dev=/dev/hdx -data Linux_Distro.iso

x = your cd's designation like: 'c' or 'd'

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Old 08-23-2005, 02:15 AM   #3
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Did you verify the MD5 sums before burning? That should rule out corrupt ISOs.
 
Old 08-23-2005, 03:29 AM   #4
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What app did you use for burning. How exactly did you go about. It's dificult to know what might have gone wrong without specific information.

Like Nylex said it might be that the files were corrupted although if you tried several distros it would be strange if all were corrupted.

It could also be that you didn't burn them the right way. kenkaz has given you a good command line option. You can also do it from k3b, but when you said you burned it as an iso did you mean you put the .iso file on a disk or that you chose the buring software's option to create a cd from an iso image?

Finally, if you did all of the above right it may be you should burn at a lower speed to reduce the possibility oy errors during burtning, and again, if you use k3b for burning check the 'verify data' box in the 'burn' dialogue.

p.s. What make you say other distros are 'better' than fedora? It all comes down to what you expect from a distro and what you want to do with it. (I'm perfectly happy with FC4)
 
Old 08-23-2005, 04:04 AM   #5
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If slower burning doesn't work, you may want to check if DMA is enabled on the drive. I'm almost sure that this can result in inconsistent burning. To check, you can run the command

hdparm /dev/hd[a,b,c,d,etc.]

placing the letter of the drive that corresponds to the drive you want to check in place of the bracketed characters. You may want to add a pipe less or pipe more to the end of that command, as a lot of info will be flying at you.

As a side note, I, too, like the fedora distributions.
 
Old 08-23-2005, 08:09 AM   #6
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I was almost blinking at the deja-vu. See this thread ( Installing Linux Problems) for a similar problem:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=355676

Good luck!
 
Old 09-26-2005, 09:43 PM   #7
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Hello All:
I am running Fedora 3. I tried to burn a CD.
First I made iso image, and then use "cdrecord" in the command line
, but the following error coming up and I really don't know what to do.
Please help me and thank you very very much.




Error message .... ... ....

cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord dev=help'.
cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'. Make sure you are root.
cdrecord: Permission denied. Cannot open '/dev/hdc'. Cannot open SCSI driver.
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
devname: '/dev/hdc'
scsidev: '/dev/hdc'
cdrecord: WARNING: This causes a high risk for buffer underruns.
cdrecord: Permission denied. WARNING: Cannot set priority using setpriority().
cdrecord: Operation not permitted. WARNING: Cannot set RR-scheduler
cdrecord: WARNING: This causes a high risk for buffer underruns.
cdrecord: Cannot allocate memory. WARNING: Cannot do mlockall(2).
cdrecord: Continuing in 5 seconds...
cdrecord: Future versions of cdrecord may have different drive dependent defaults.
cdrecord: Asuming -tao mode.
cdrecord: No write mode specified.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 09:48 AM   #8
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If you have KDE desktop or just any version of X I recommend K3b. K3b is a good gui interface for burning any CD or DVD. I use it for burning distros, music, backup files, pictures, and videos.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 12:52 PM   #9
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I am using GNOME desktop. Should I reinstall KDE desktop?
If I keep GNOME, is there any cd writing software I should go with?

Thanks a lot
 
Old 09-27-2005, 05:20 PM   #10
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there's xcdroast, but I haven't found out how to get it to do anything else than copy a cd.
 
  


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