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Old 03-11-2007, 03:01 PM   #1
Coggleyboo
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Live CD problem


Hi first let me introduce myself as being totally new to Linux.Someone has given me 2 "live CD`s Ubuntu and BackTrack2 which I can run on my Desktop and Laptop machines.Now I have tried to copy both these cd`s using Nero 6.0 but they fail at 98% burn.Then I downloaded Ubuntu to my desktop and tried to burn that to cd but for some reason it wont.It is on my desktop as a WinRar .iso file, but as I said it doesn`t copy.Do I need to extract the file from the WinRar folder on the Desktop?I could just keep using the borrowed cd`s but I would like to do this for myself.
Any help will be greatly appreciated,cheers Coggleyboo
 
Old 03-11-2007, 03:18 PM   #2
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You need to select the option in your CD/DVD write software to "Burn Image" or to that effect for the .iso file.
 
Old 03-11-2007, 03:19 PM   #3
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The common denominator here is that you can neither copy nor burn CDs. That could well be a hardware issue, bad media, or too high a burn speed in the software. Does you burner work correctly with something else?

If you have a .iso file, you use that to make a CD using the "burn from iso" (or something like that) option in your SW. You don't unpack or extract it--nor do you "copy" it.
 
Old 03-11-2007, 03:31 PM   #4
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Hiya guys ,thanks for the speedy replies.Firstly my cdrw seems ok I can copy other cd`s or burn an audio cd for example.Like I said I can run the Live cd`s someone else has given me no problem.It`s just that I`d like to "do it myself" I`ve just spent 2 hours downloading the iso to my desktop and for some reason I cant put onto disk.Obviously I`m doing something wrong ,but what?I`ve tried slowing down the read and write speeds in Nero but the Copy/burn process still fails at 98%.What next?
 
Old 03-11-2007, 06:22 PM   #5
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When it fails is there no error message? I'd try one of the many free burners for xp.
 
  


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