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Old 06-10-2008, 08:26 PM   #1
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About burning the .iso file to the CD

1. Is it ok if I use burning software other than the one used in the tutorial?

2. I used software other than the one that was used on the tutorial. It took about 5 minutes to burn. Did I burn it too fast? If yes, then how long is it supposed to take to burn?

3. Once you burn the .iso file to the cd, do you have to extract the contents inside of the .iso file and burn those files into another cd? Or do you just need to burn the .iso file to the cd?

I think I'm having problems on the burning part. When you burn the .iso file (a single file) to the CD and then you look at the contents of the CD after burning it, are you only supposed to find the .iso file or many other files/folders on the CD. Because I burned it but I only see the .iso file on the cd. But if I extract the .iso file then I find all of the other files.

Oh and if I extract the .iso file and reburn the contents to another CD, can I use that CD to set up Ubuntu?
Old 06-10-2008, 08:34 PM   #2
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After you burn an ISO you should see a number of files on the CD. If you see the ISO (so somefile.iso) on the disk, you did it wrong.

How are you burning it?
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What program did you use to burn it...

then we can possibly tell you how to do it correctly with that program..
Old 06-10-2008, 11:39 PM   #4
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Most burners have an option to burn "as image". Some just use a different name. Try cdburner xp. I've used a few other ones too but I'm afraid I can't remember their names :S
Old 06-11-2008, 01:54 AM   #5
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If you see and ISO file on the CD, means you have burned data and not image.
Assuming that you are comfortable using console, following command should simply do the trick:

$ dd if=/path/to/iso/on/hard/disk of=/dev/cdrom

Where /dev/cdrom is the name of CD device. It can be /dev/sr0 (or sr?) also. generally /dev/cdrom is a softlink to appropriate device. Of course, you would require super user privilage.

I agree GUI things are great, but probably this is most error free. [my opinion!]

> Oh and if I extract the .iso file and reburn the contents to another CD, can I use that CD to set up Ubuntu?

No, you won't be able to boot up your machine if you do this.


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