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Old 09-16-2004, 02:55 AM   #1
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Unhappy Burning Mandrake 10 disks


Im not havig much luck with Mandrake, I downloaded the ISO's for version 10, which is further than I have gotten with any previous download version, but when I try to burn the 695 MB ISO's to a CD-R 700MB I get an error that says "not enough free space"

The disks are all just out of the cellophane, and all the others in the box worked fine

Mandrake 10 is my last chance for a good while of installing Linux on my system (unless someone knows of a distro which supports the Home Station lol) and I would dearly love to make the transition

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Old 09-16-2004, 03:04 AM   #2
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what cd burning software are you using and what exactly did you click/ask it to do?
 
Old 09-16-2004, 03:05 AM   #3
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did u try to burn the iso as an image file ?
 
Old 09-16-2004, 03:20 AM   #4
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what cd burning software are you using and what exactly did you click/ask it to do?
Im running Nero (Win98 App) the default for CD Drive, I use the new compilation wizard to load an ISO image, then it initialises the drive, pops up the error and ejects the disk.

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did u try to burn the iso as an image file ?
There are no options other than speed, finalise disk, simulation and a couple of things like that, it doesnt allow any specification of how to treat it.
 
Old 09-16-2004, 03:24 AM   #5
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try this link and make sure you're doing it right: http://www.weethet.nl/english/cdrw_usingnero_iso.php
 
Old 09-16-2004, 03:50 AM   #6
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Well that had a different starting point, but the same destination.

Surely the ToC for a 700MB CD can't be 5MB? Is there a higher capacity disk I should try?

Has anyone had problems with a bad disk from a Maxell 10 pack? I have had problems before, but only with no-name 50+ packs. Bearing in mind this does not work for the remaining 4 CD's in the pack.
 
Old 09-16-2004, 03:54 AM   #7
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i use maxell 80min. 700MB cd-r's, and i don't have any problems. i've burned mandrake before using k3b, and other distros in windows using roxio. cd burning utilities in windows are weird. for example, you can't open up roxio and burn an .iso. the only way is to right click the file and tell roxio to burn it. perhaps nero is similar. try right clicking the .iso file and see what options you have.
 
Old 09-16-2004, 04:09 AM   #8
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The joy of life in Windows

-Open With...
-Scan for viruses
-WinZip

it'd be nice to have "Send to > CD-R disk"
*rushes to check he's not an idiot* nope, not there

I am rapidly converging on Linux, even though I only have my MDK9.2 disk working and don't know much about it. Shame it needs a new card, you'd think Windows was trying to stop me getting Linux.
 
Old 09-16-2004, 04:31 AM   #9
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I dont suppose MDK 9.2 has any burning utilities fresh from the CD? I can't access the net from there, so downloading them isn't a possibility.

(sorry for double-posting, I just thought of this)
 
Old 09-16-2004, 04:38 AM   #10
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yeah there is suppose to be k3b
 
Old 09-16-2004, 07:30 AM   #11
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k3b gets a bit further than nero, but it doesn't work either, I get "Unknown error 540" every time at 83% approx. on 1x and 73% on 2x
 
Old 09-16-2004, 07:46 AM   #12
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Did you check the md5sum of the ISO's you downloaded? Could be the problem.

Or you can just do what I do ... buy a set off eBay for a couple of dollars. (Can't get broadband in this neck of the woods)

Baldrick
 
Old 09-16-2004, 12:08 PM   #13
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I have the md5 codes for the ISO's on my disk, they are all correct, I'm defeated I think, Ill have to buy the latest version already on CD
 
Old 09-16-2004, 03:06 PM   #14
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where did you download the iso images from?

maybe you could download and burn the images from a friend's computer and it'll work. if not, go with what Baldrick65 said - mandrake 10 cd sets range from $1-$10 on ebay.
 
Old 09-16-2004, 11:16 PM   #15
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i had the same problem as you, than i abandoned Nero for Alcohol 120%, and there was no more disk space problem.
If the above method wont help, you can creat a spare partition of 2-3GB to hold the iso image and install the distro from there (without buring the iso),as distros of linux update so frequently, this helps saving money---i mean CDR.

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