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Old 10-10-2004, 08:02 PM   #1
paulsh2k4
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Burning an ISO disk image on Linux


Hello,

I have a Linux ISO file which is a disk image of a Linux operating system called Knoppix. I simply want to burn the ISO file so that it creates a disk image on a CD. Then I can boot from the CD and quickly run a Linux operating system.

This sounds easy but each time I've tried to burn the .ISO file as a disk image, it gets burned as a file, so the CD winds up having one large ISO file and is not bootable. I need a disk image so I can boot Linux off the CD.

I'm looking for a CD burning program for Linux where I can burn an ISO as a disk image. I know there are programs in Windows like Nero, but I want a Linux app. Can anyone recommend a good burning app here?

Thanks
 
Old 10-10-2004, 08:07 PM   #2
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K3b it kicks ass
 
Old 10-10-2004, 08:26 PM   #3
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Arrow Burning an ISO.

K3B is a great CD burner program for Linux and it has plenty of power and flexibility. If that is what you want, go for it. However, I have burned numerous bootable Linux CD's from MS Windows with no problems. I like Burn4Free. Roxio and Nero are the most popular commercial pgms. Whichever program you use, there is no conflict, since the ISO file format is a universal CD file format that is supported by most any OS. Just be sure that you set up the software to burn to the ISO file system.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 09:31 PM   #4
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With k3b, it's a simple as going to tools -> cd -> burn image, selecting the iso, and then burning. Doesn't get much simpler right? Well, good luck and have fun with knoppix.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 10:53 PM   #5
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you are running linux, so i would highly sujest cdrecord.

very fast and powerful CLI burning tool that can do exactly what you ask...


here is an example of the command i use on my laptop to burn ise files

Code:
cdrecord dev=0,0,0 speed=2 /home/ray/file.iso
done from root. now i have to put the speed=2 as i have a very pore CDRW in my laptop and if i burn an iso any faster then that im SOL, but most ppl can leave the speed=X out of the command and just let it go do its thing.

Last edited by Lleb_KCir; 10-11-2004 at 02:11 AM.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 10:57 PM   #6
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In my opinion, both cdrecord and k3b are suitable for the task of burning ISO images. In fact, k3b does call cdrecord internally.

If I had the choice, I'd go with k3b. It's just so much easier because you can do everything in GUI.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 11:44 PM   #7
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Thanks to all of you for the tips on burning ISOs.

I'm running RH9 and just tried to install K3B. Yikes, SO many dependencies:

rpm -ivh k3b*.rpm
warning: k3b-0.11.17-0.0.rh90.kde.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID ff6382fa
error: Failed dependencies:
kdelibs >= 6:3.3 is needed by k3b-0.11.17-0.0.rh90.kde
libFLAC++.so.2 is needed by k3b-0.11.17-0.0.rh90.kde
libFLAC.so.4 is needed by k3b-0.11.17-0.0.rh90.kde
libasound.so.2 is needed by k3b-0.11.17-0.0.rh90.kde
libid3-3.8.so.3 is needed by k3b-0.11.17-0.0.rh90.kde
libkwalletclient.so.1 is needed by k3b-0.11.17-0.0.rh90.kde
libsamplerate.so.0 is needed by k3b-0.11.17-0.0.rh90.kde
libsamplerate.so.0(libsamplerate.so.0.0) is needed by k3b-0.11.17-0.0.rh90.kde
qt >= 1:3.3 is needed by k3b-0.11.17-0.0.rh90.kde

Next I tried to install just one of these components (kdelibs) and got another failure message with a HUGE list of additional dependencies. I've been tinkering for hours and finally just ran redhat-config-packages and tried to install the KDE development packages, but because I've run up2date already, this fails and says I need a whole bunch of kde related packages installed first. What a nightmare!

Any easy way I can install the WHOLE KDE desktop and development environments without 50 million dependency messages? At this rate I'll never get k3b installed.

Thanks
 
Old 10-10-2004, 11:51 PM   #8
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As Lleb suggested, try CDRecord. Specifically, try this:
cdrecord -v -data dev=0,0,0 /path/to/the/isofile.iso
The -v switch switches on verbose mode, and -data CDRecord to burn the iso and expand it.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 11:53 PM   #9
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cdrecord and it's only one little command to burn an iso. Much, much easier than a gui.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 02:15 AM   #10
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as for resolving the RPM dependancies try this:

YUM

once you have it setup and have the proper yum.conf configured it is as simple as typing:

yum install k3b

then it will do all the hard work for you. you can also use yum update and yum upgrade to update all packages that are available for upgrading. very nice tool for a RPM based distro. ill never run an other RPM base distro without YUM.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 02:56 AM   #11
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I think there are other guis for cdrecord, like xcdroast which don't bring in hell lot of dependencies.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 02:58 AM   #12
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hmm... doesn't knopix use kde?? What distro are you burning the cd on?

ignore ignore....

Last edited by mirradric; 10-11-2004 at 02:59 AM.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 03:05 AM   #13
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Use cdrecord i found it to be the best however if you want gui's then i must admit i was impressed with kb3 but u say u have a problem with deps well i say download synaptic GREAT PACKAGE MANAGER it will slove all ur problems and help u basid on your distro
 
Old 10-11-2004, 04:33 AM   #14
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With RH9, installing k3b is going to require installing the kde and its libs, so you're much better off with xcdroast or just regular old cdrecord. I would just do cdrecord, but if you do need the gui, you should go with xcdroast.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 04:36 AM   #15
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gnome toaster comes with Red Hat 9 if you really want a gui. But for iso's I have better luck with cdrecord.
 
  


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