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Old 09-26-2003, 11:26 PM   #1
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New CD Burn Question.


If the md5sum for a downloaded iso is OK and the burned CD boots (not yet installed). Then is it safe to delete the downloaded iso ?

Also, can I copy the iso from the burned CD back to the hard drive should the need arise in the future to burn more CDs from this ?

Thanks.

Vijay
 
Old 09-26-2003, 11:29 PM   #2
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1) yes you can delete the iso
2) you'll need a specific app to convert the cd into an iso image file.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 11:34 PM   #3
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for the first Q: If the md5sum for a downloaded iso is OK and the burned CD boots (not yet installed). Then is it safe to delete the downloaded iso ?
A: As i just learned the hard way as long as all checks out you should be fine to delete .iso images on HD.
Q: Also, can I copy the iso from the burned CD back to the hard drive should the need arise in the future to burn more CDs from this ?
A: from experiance yes you can either copy the CD from the CD or convert it back to an .iso image and reburn from HD. I use Nero to burn most everything and you can copy and burn any CD even if all you have is 1 CDrom "CD-RW". you can use a program to make an .iso image like winISO from a CD.
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Old 09-26-2003, 11:42 PM   #4
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2) you'll need a specific app to convert the cd into an iso image file.
Does xcdroast have this application ? If not which Linux application will I need for this ? Thanks.

Vijay
 
Old 09-27-2003, 02:14 AM   #5
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xcdroast most certainly does
i use it
get the newest one tho RH9's is a bit outdated
requires you to login as root to run it
new one allows you to login in as user after intial root login
 
Old 09-27-2003, 02:32 AM   #6
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Dudes, go with the CLI. Specifically:

1. Copy whatever data you want to put on the CD into a directory, which we'll call: /home/user/whatever

2. Make your image file, which we'll call "my_image.img" by running this command:
mkisofs -r -o my_image.img /home/user/whatever

3. Burn it to CD by running this command:
cdrecord -v speed=8 dev=0,0,0 -data my_image.img

Of course, set the speed to whatever value you're comfortable with. My CD-RW can supposedly handle 24X, but it pukes above about 12, so I go with 8X to avoid coasters. Seriously, try the CLI and you'll never go back to Nero or xcdroast. They're nice GUI's but all they're doing is putting a fancy front end on the command line. -- J.W.
 
  


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