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Old 04-17-2002, 09:34 PM   #1
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iso images & linux burning app

Sorry if this is the wrong forum, I was torn between here and linux-general.

I d-led Slack 8.1 beta-2 today, and the iso is 714 mb. I'm brand new to the cd burning world (just got a toaster a few weeks ago). I want to burn the iso, but I can't find any big disks. Is there such a thing as a 750 MegaByte cd-r/cd-rw, not 750 Million Bytes (also about 650 megs- nice marketing ploy, no?)? Am I SOL? Is there a way I can install it in linux? Would an iso burn work better in linux? If so, what's a good iso-burn app? Thanks for taking the time...

still quite the noob,

Old 04-17-2002, 09:48 PM   #2
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I believe that 700 MB cdr's can be overburnt, just don't know how much, there is more than strict 700 megs on a disk, try to burn it anyway.
Try xcdroast to burn the iso image.

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Old 04-17-2002, 11:11 PM   #3
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not to disagree neo, but I just tried it and no can do...wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that I'm using Easy CD Creator 4, would it? Anyone else have any ideas? I really want to try slack, but this iso is too big. Nobody's fault really, grrr I guess that's the way things go.

Old 04-18-2002, 12:08 AM   #4
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Over-burning depends largely on 3 things. The abilities of your burner, app & media.

For burning iso's in windows, I would recommend you use Nero. You can download a free trial version from their website ( at one tenth the size of EZCD. In the past Adaptec & Nero had problems co-existing on the same system but I think this problem has been resolved (if not I would uninstall EZCD, but that's just me). Nero supports over-burning to at least 82 min's on an 80 min. cd (which is more than enough).

As to your burner, check out:
There's a link on the left ("CD-Writer Database') which lists burners & their features (I'm sorry, but I don't know of any others).

To burn an iso in Nero follow the instructions in the help file (don't use the wizard). Make sure to finalize the cd & for overburning use disk-at-once (not track-at-once). Do a simulated write first.

As for Linux, I know that xcdroast can successfully o-b 74 min. cds with a capable burner (I would assume it can do 80 min. o-b's too).

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