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LostZXC 07-16-2008 01:11 PM

Request aid with burning an installation cd
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am in the process of migrating from window. I hope to install DSL on an older machine, and keep my windows machine up and usable until I have completed the transition learning curve. I have one drive with a regular debian installation on it, but to use it I have to switch the drives out... In comparison to windows I am at best cripples ( more like dead in the water) with debian. Thus I have decided to try to get an old machine I have operational set up with DSL.
Please forgive my ignorance, but I can not get the bloody cd burnt. I am using nero, and it tells me that I need to use cds rather than the dvds (which I prefer) because I have a cd image. Alas I can not find a dvd image... Does any one know how to solve this without having to get a different type of cd? It would be grand if a dvd image was avalible.
Thank you for your time.

Mr. C. 07-16-2008 03:34 PM

willc0de4food 07-16-2008 04:27 PM

thats kind of a HUGE waste of space burning a 50MB iso onto a 4.7GB disk, but i guess if thats all you have..
when you go into nero, do you have the drive selected as a dvd drive? you should have it as a menu option, such as if you were using nero express it would look like this:
options discussed in the thread previously linked should work for you as well.

LostZXC 07-17-2008 07:10 AM

Resolution of this thread

This is mostly for the next poor soul who gets stuck in the spot I was Just in...
I was able to get the image I wanted with nero. I have very little experience with nero, or its assorted functions... I told it to burn a bootable data disk, with the assorted cd images I wanted on it. Nero then made a dvd image out of them and put it on my hard disk. From there I burnt the image onto a dvd.
This worked so well that I am doing the same with freeBSD. I have not tried to use either installation disk/cd yet.
I hope this helps someone.


willc0de4food 07-17-2008 09:45 AM

i'm not exactly sure which interface you're using with nero, but it sounds like you burned a data disk of the cd image instead of burning the cd image itself. are you using nero burning rom, nero express, nero start smart, or what?

roystonlodge 08-02-2008 10:12 AM

May I suggest downloading and installing the free ISORecorder from It's what I use for all my CD image burning needs, and it's never failed me.

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