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Old 05-19-2009, 12:03 AM   #1
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Copying ISO image to DVD

I am new to Linux, and I have an eee pc with Xandros installed. I really don't care for Xandros, so I decided to install eeeubuntu. After spending several hours Googling and reading, I decided to use unetbootin to create a bootable usb stick. I formatted the USB (32fat) then downloaded the ISO and unetbootin to the desktop. I then followed instructions that I found on the web to create the bootable Usb. When I rebooted, I got the ASUS splash screen, hit esc, and chose to boot from the USB. Nothing. I removed the USB and rebooted, only to find that my Xandros had gone missing.

After reinstalling Xandros, I decided to try to create a bootable DVD by using an external CD/Dvd drive. After more Googling, I'm still unsure how to copy the ISO to the DVD. I found several commands--cp, cdrecord, dd--and finally gave up and ordered a bootable DVD. Still, I am wanting to learn more about Linux. Can anyone tell me the best way to transfer an ISO image to a CD or DVD to create a bootable disk?
Old 05-19-2009, 12:49 AM   #2
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you can use k3b or brasero
Old 05-19-2009, 01:03 AM   #3
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You dont have computer with XP and CD/DVD burner? Install with alcohol 120% or nero.

I did try to install Ubuntu on my friends EEE, and after days of torture I figured out that the simpliest solution is to install from external cdrom. I did not manage to install Ubuntu on EEE with USB stick. You can use your cdrom from computer just use some external hard drive case and stick the cdrom to that case and plug in the USB from HD case to Asus.

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Old 05-19-2009, 01:06 AM   #4
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You should have some cd or dvd burning software that you can use to burn the image. But make sure that you burn the iso file as image and not as simple data disk. You the option "Burn Image to disk" or similar to make the media bootable.


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