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Ive never used or instaled and distro of Linux before, and im downloading an ISO as I type. The file is larger than 700meg. I have never seen CDRs that are bigger than 700. The file is 711meg and it makes no sense what so ever to me. Im downloading Mandrake 10 and it is a set of 3 ISOs that are each the same size, how am i going to make the ISO disks?
Don't worry there. 700 megs is a round number. Most CD's actually hold a little bit more than that, so the ISO should fit onto one just fine. Some burning programs also have an "overburn" feature that can help you squeeze a tiny bit more onto the disk, but you shouldn't need that.
Be sure that when you burn the CD, you use the burner program's feature for "burning as an image". Don't just drag the ISO to the burn window and run it, that will just create a CD with an ISO on it. You need to tell it to use the ISO to recreate the original file system on the new disk.