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Old 05-08-2008, 01:23 AM   #1
Sreeram B S
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Burning .iso images to CD in Redhat 9

Hi friends,
I am using Redhat 9 at home. I would like to install FC-5 on another machine. I downloaded the 5 .iso files from the Fedora site to a machine having Windows Xp and used Nero to burn the .iso images to 5 different CDs. The first 4 CDs got burnt properly. However the 5th CD is not burnt properly, in the sense the file which is burnt is corrupted. I used the 'sha1sum' program to find that the files which I downloaded are not corrupted. I found that that the sha1sum output for all the 5 .iso files matches with the SHA1SUM file contents posted in the Fedora site.
Now I would like to burn the .iso image to a CD. The .iso image is present in the machine having Redhat 9 (The file is not corrupted - confirmed using sha1sum). I am unable to burn the .iso image to the CD. I tried k3b, xcdroast (I did not try cdrecord). I feel that these tools are burning the file as a data file and not as .iso file. I am sure that the burnt image in the CD is corrupted because I used the same sha1sum program to verify the file in the CD and it mismatched !!!
Please tell me as to how can I burn the .iso image to a CD in Redhat 9. Is there any tool (other than k3b and xcdroast) which I need to achieve this task or are there any already inbuilt tools in RH9? What is the correct usage of these tools to succesfully burn the .iso image to the CD?

Kindly suggest.
(Appologies for the long mail I have written !!).

Thanking you,
Old 05-08-2008, 03:01 AM   #2
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Both RH9 and FC5 are obsolete! You can expect trouble and general user-unfreindliness.

Remember to burn ISO files at the slowest speed you can stand.

You must use cdrecord directly for isos. That was my old distro and I don't recall anything else being useful. You can check the burned CD by mounting it.
Old 05-09-2008, 02:11 AM   #3
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Hi Simon Bridge,
I followed your suggestion and I was able to successfully burn the .iso image to CD using cdrecord. I could also install FC5 successfully.
Thanks a ton for your help.

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Again, Fedora Core 5 is out of date now. Why not just install the latest version?


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