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Old 09-26-2003, 05:53 AM   #1
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downloading and making Linux CD's

Hello again folks,
I have been given a couple of easy Linux download sites by the forum here, it looks like it takes a burn to at least three CDR's, or CDRW's, to get started. My burnir is a Sony PCMCIA based unit, that uses two different formats....a Clip format, and a recorder format.......will either work for Linux Image CD's? The clip format can be used to drag files from window to window, and basically only works on the external burner. The recorder format can work on the internal CD ROM drive as well. But maybe someone here knows for sure. All help appreciated.
Old 09-26-2003, 08:57 AM   #2
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The Linux cd images should be copied directly to cd. Once copied, you should see lots of files on the cd. Your burner software should have something like a "Burn Image" option for this. What is your software called?
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The Linux cd images should be copied directly to cd.
The iso images should remain on your HD. You should open your cd writer software and select the 'create cd from image' option or similar. That will then expand the isos to your cd.

Then boot from the cd (making sure your BIOS is set to boot from CD).
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Make sure you check out this post. It was a reply to your other thread.

Also, IF your current cd burning software doesn't have an option to burn an cd from an image, you could try downloading a demo version of some cd software that does have such an option. Nero is a really good cd burning utility, and it does give you the option to burn from an image. You can download Nero here:

From what it said on their site, I fear that link may go dead on Sept. 30. If so, just go to and search for "nero" or "cd burner" or something.

I would recommend using Nero Express, which is included in "Package 1" at the site that I mentioned.

Good luck.


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