Originally Posted by ny_smitty999
Does the ISO have to be DVD or can it be CD.
I'll add to this question. Shortly said, no, it doesn't. How it goes:
- if your drive can read both CD and DVD discs, you can use whichever disc to install from
- if your drive cannot write DVDs, then you cannot create an installation DVD on your machine (but can do it on somebody else's)
- usually CD and DVD install discs are the same, except that DVD discs have more space and thus usually contain more optional software (CD-installs can get the software from the internet after installation in the usual case)
- if you have a DVD image and a CD, the image won't fit on the CD; however if you have a CD image and a DVD, you can actually burn the CD image onto the DVD and install that way (I've done this only twice or so, and used ImgBurn on Windows where I had to download the image)
- I usually prefer to use CD to install, because it's faster to download and write, and the extra things can always be fetched from the internet if needed; a DVD is usually just a waste of time, as the programs are nowadays old by the time they are put into an image file, so they need to be upgraded anyway