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Old 10-13-2020, 03:21 PM   #1
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Question Burning DSL to CD business cards


Looking at the last post, this topic has been abandoned. But anyways.

Burning DSL to CD business cards

I am trying to install DSL on the 50 MB business card CD for the fun and the challenge.

And the reason the D.S.L. distribution IS around 50 MB I believe.

Three writers had problems writing to the near rectangle , my forth , when running the program Nero, says successful burn at 8X speed. but the CD's are not completing the live boot on a (year)2012 HP Pavillion 20. I am going to try the live CD on another generic PC build and post the results tomorrow.

I purchased 20 blank CD business cards at a second hand store and are 17 years old, so I am lucky the internal chemical layer can still be burned by the writer. only $2.00.
Four(4) CD's are wrongly burnt so far, 16 left.
Anyways I read in another thread there is a 64 bit version of DSL. I do not know if my ISO is meant for a 32 or 64 CPU.
If it is 32 bit DSL distribution, it would still run on a 64 bit CPU... right?
The two ISO's I have are named
dsl-4.4.10.iso a size of 51,102KB
dsl-4.11.rc1.iso a size of 51,864KB
I downloaded them both this year.

(burning CD question) In the burning program Nero, do I chose "Disk at once" or "Track at once" and do I check-mark "Finalize CD"?
Thanks for reading.
 
Old 10-14-2020, 07:27 AM   #2
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Looking at the last post, this topic has been abandoned. But anyways.

Burning DSL to CD business cards

I am trying to install DSL on the 50 MB business card CD for the fun and the challenge.

And the reason the D.S.L. distribution IS around 50 MB I believe.

Three writers had problems writing to the near rectangle , my forth , when running the program Nero, says successful burn at 8X speed. but the CD's are not completing the live boot on a (year)2012 HP Pavillion 20. I am going to try the live CD on another generic PC build and post the results tomorrow.

I purchased 20 blank CD business cards at a second hand store and are 17 years old, so I am lucky the internal chemical layer can still be burned by the writer. only $2.00.
Four(4) CD's are wrongly burnt so far, 16 left.
Anyways I read in another thread there is a 64 bit version of DSL. I do not know if my ISO is meant for a 32 or 64 CPU.
If it is 32 bit DSL distribution, it would still run on a 64 bit CPU... right?
The two ISO's I have are named
dsl-4.4.10.iso a size of 51,102KB
dsl-4.11.rc1.iso a size of 51,864KB
I downloaded them both this year.

(burning CD question) In the burning program Nero, do I chose "Disk at once" or "Track at once" and do I check-mark "Finalize CD"?
Thanks for reading.
My writer had no problem with burning cards, but the one at work needed a plastic shim. It was basically a CD with a business card size hole cut in the middle that held the card for burning. It seems to depend upon how the drive was made.

That said, I recommend the smaller Tiny Core instead of DSL. It is smaller, and more current: more likely to fit on a 50M card.

You want "disk at once" AND finalize.

A 64 bit image will only boot on a compatible 64-bit system. A 32 bit image should load on both 32-bit and 64-bit compatible systems.
Not that Secure Boot and UEFI systems CAN block booting non-UEFI images, and DSL is very pre-UEFI. In case that MIGHT be involved.
 
Old 10-16-2020, 06:01 AM   #3
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Don't forget to choose the option of burning an iso image, not just a data cd.
Disk at once and finalize are the right settings, although the iso image option could finalize the cd by default (I don't know how exactly actual Nero editions work, as I roughly remember it since 20 years, installed at my job's computer along with mswindows 2000).

There were several software packs like those mini distributions, especially kept up to that size, so that they can fill just one mini cd.
I remember those business card shaped CDs as well as another type of small CDs. I received several of them in advertising material from companies, or within digital equipment documentation for the drivers, in the pre web only era.
Some of the older CD writers were especially shaped to receive all these formats. In a recent slim writer, I think you can just plug the inner hole to the retaining head.
 
Old 10-17-2020, 10:56 PM   #4
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Okay great! Thanks for the responses. Thanks for the confirmation of the Nero burning settings.

One 50MB business card did work ( run a live DSL) on a PC.
 
  


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