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Old 08-30-2010, 02:10 PM   #1
Luckyjfl
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Is 4.47 gig too big to burn?


Hi Guys,
I decided to install for my first Linux " Linux XP. It really looked a cool setup. But when I tried to burn the iso it was to large at 4.47 to burn. Could anyone give me advice on this little problem, please.

Lucky.
 
Old 08-30-2010, 02:55 PM   #2
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A "normal" DVD-r is 4.7 gig (and usually a little more).

How are you trying to burn it?
 
Old 08-30-2010, 03:00 PM   #3
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4.47 may be too large. I've always found a safe limit to be 4.3GB, but see this post.
 
Old 08-30-2010, 03:06 PM   #4
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Would anybody put out a distro on an .iso that was too big to burn? I doubt it. Try using ImgBurn.
http://www.imgburn.com/
 
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:24 PM   #5
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I thought the best way to burn it was with " Infrared Recorder Program ". But if you think I can do it with Image Burn, I will try that.

I need it on a Disc in order to install it on a seperate Hard drive.

Cheers Guys.
 
Old 08-30-2010, 03:34 PM   #6
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I tried Imageburn and this message came up. Not enough room on disk. Disc size 2.298,496= 4489. To burn Linux Xp = 2348, 103 sectors = 4586. So, how on earth am I supposed to burn this to a disc. Just remember I am a Noob and some things are not easy to understand. Laugh, and That is before I even get to try linux. Ah well, any advice would be appreciatted.
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:51 PM   #7
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4.47 may be too large. I've always found a safe limit to be 4.3GB, but see this post.
4.7 GB = 4.337 GiB (but I've honestly never seen a DVD tha couldn't do +4.4 GiB).

@Luckyjfl
If it's really 4.47 GiB, it might indeed be too big (some dvd-r's might be bigger though).
 
Old 08-30-2010, 03:55 PM   #8
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I would advise getting shot of Linux XP and getting a free distro. Did you realise they have a 30 day limit on it ?
Linux XP is based on fedora anyway, so why not try that ?
http://www.linux-xp.com/forums/?wpfo...ewtopic&t=58.0

I have seen no sign of the GPL on their site either.
 
Old 08-30-2010, 04:02 PM   #9
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Yeah, smoker's right, there's a lot of better distros you can try. Ubuntu, Mint, dozens of them. All free. All fit on a CD or DVD.
 
Old 08-30-2010, 04:04 PM   #10
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Brill Guys, you have opened my eyes here. I did not realise that Linux xp was only a 30 day limit, so bye bye that one. I will give Fedora a go or Unbuntu.

Thank you again, for your help.

Lucky.
 
Old 08-30-2010, 04:07 PM   #11
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Try a few, 'til you find one that suits you.
 
Old 08-31-2010, 03:51 AM   #12
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Quote:
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I will give Fedora a go or Unbuntu.
Check out the following links too:
http://www.tuxradar.com/content/how-...t-linux-distro
and
http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/in...lect_lang=true
and
http://www.linux.com/news/hardware/d...older-hardware
and
http://distrowatch.com/
 
Old 08-31-2010, 10:59 AM   #13
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Brill Guys, you have opened my eyes here. I did not realise that Linux xp was only a 30 day limit, so bye bye that one. I will give Fedora a go or Unbuntu.

Thank you again, for your help.

Lucky.
i would vote up fedora. they created a straightforward live-usb creator (i didnt even know they still made computers with cd-rom drives). ubuntu and others are able to boot from a usb but thru a 3rd-party tool (unetbootn).
 
Old 08-31-2010, 02:59 PM   #14
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ubuntu and others are able to boot from a usb but thru a 3rd-party tool (unetbootn).
Did you try any of the latest Ubuntu releases? It's called usb-creator-gtk and it automatically gets installed as part of the standard desktop package. I think it can be ran from the livecd, too.

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Old 08-31-2010, 07:30 PM   #15
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^ thanks, I was unaware.

recently I have been just doing stuff like this to create a live-usb (takes like 10 minutes -- depending on speed of your processor):
Code:
dd if=fedora-12-x86-64.iso of=/dev/sda

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