How to burn the downloaded Fedora 3 DVD ISO onto DVD
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How to burn the downloaded Fedora 3 DVD ISO onto DVD
Hi all. I am a TOTAL LINUX NEWBIE but am keen to learn, but I can't even work out how to burn the downloaded Fedora 3 ISO onto DVD. I have extracted all the files from the WinRAR FC3-1386-DVD.iso into a folder called FC3-i386-DVD and that is where it all stops.......
I do not have Nero, just Nero Express 188.8.131.52. Can I use this? Do I have to use a dual layer DVD disk? I know that I have to burn it as an image file, but can't work out how. I have tried finding info on how to do it but have had no luck.
Does anybody know of a guide for dummies on how to do this? Any step-by-step instructions would be much appreciated,
No dual layer needed as its less than 4.7 GB. Just open Nero Express. File>Open then browse to the .iso file. If it doesnt show then change the bottom box to .iso, .img or whatever as I think its searches for nero images by default. Then burn as normal.
Thanks for the response, snecklifter. I have tried what you suggested, but still can't get it to work. When I first open Nero Express 6, at the top, right corner I selected the DVD drive, (Or should I select Image recorder DVD? I have tried both). I then click on ,"Disk Image or Saved Project," at the bottom of the, "What would you like to burn?," list. I then select, at the bottom, Image files of type, "Image files (*.nrg, *.iso, *.cue). At the top, I navigate, at the Look in field, to the FC3-i386-DVD folder, but am not sure where to go from there,
OK. Step one is to dl the DVD ISO from somewhere (which you've already done)
Get the DVD in the drive and launch Nero. (Get Nero Burning ROM)
Now find the ISO and open it, Nero will start burning.
All of the above was common sense. With Express you just need to switch from a Beginner user to an Advanced user down in the bottom right hand corner (that's the new version of Nero that I use, though) in the advanced section there should be an option to burn an ISO file. CLick it and open the ISO file and it should be burning in no time.
Thanks for your response Mr. Hill. I have tried what you suggested, and everything else that I could think of, but can't get anything resembling 2GB+ to open ready for burning - the best I can get is if I select the boot.iso WinRAR file, or the rescuecd.iso WinRAR file in the, "images," folder, and clearly these two aren't what I need to burn, as they are only a few MB in size each, but if I continue on, I get a message saying that I need to insert a CDRW, but I am trying to burn it to DVD, and specifically downloaded the DVD ISO from here
I need to know which folder or file I should select in the, "Look in," field. If I select the folder that contains the whole lot of extracted files, nothing will appear in the, "File name," field at the bottom.
That's the point- you do not need to uncompress the Fedora Core 3 ISO - you do not need to be looking through the folders at all, you just need to burn the ORIGINAL ISO that you downloaded, not anything you find in a folder.
Just burn the ISO to the DVD. I have FC3 on DVD myself, if you really can't get things to work for you and whatever you downloaded is really messing you up I would strongly recommend redownloading at my favorite distro site, distrowatch.com just go in and dl the ISO. Afterwards open up Nero and burn away. That would be a last resort though, I would try to simply burn the ISO you have onto that DVD..
Thanks guys for helping - I finally got it sussed and am typing this post from Firefox on my first ever install of Linux - I am happy as a pig in poo, but feel about as much use as a one legged hunting tortoise. All went well with the install - I can dual boot XP/Fedora, and didn't accidently delete any existing partitions during setup.............
Even though you got it working - Here for future reference:
Nero Express doesn't always like DVDs... I had a hell of a time trying to burn FC3 to DVD, but I got Nero 6 Enterprise Edition (*cough*warez*cough*) and burned it with that - just did "Copy DVD" and mounted the ISO with Daemon Toolz, then burned directly from the virtual drive to the DVD burner. worked Great!
I like Burnatonce - it has a plugin for DVD writing, too. Also, I usually recommend a download manager... it bites if you have downloaded 2.9GB of your 3.7GB DVD image, connection dies, file is scrap. In my introduction for Windows users wanting to change, I have recommended the Sun Download Manager, which is able to resume an interrupted download (if the server permits).