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Old 11-19-2017, 01:28 AM   #1
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Formatting a CD in Linux from windows 10


I am working on a project at work. Our systems are Linux, but my laptop is Windows 10 OS. I am trying to download an ISO file and put it on a CD to upload to my system. Does that disc need to be formatted in a Linux format before the reader can see it?

Thanks for any help,

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Old 11-19-2017, 02:10 AM   #2
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PLT1AB,

Welcome to LQ.

Download the Linux ISO file on your W10 machine and then use something like ImgBurn to burn the image to a DVD:
http://www.imgburn.com/

The DVD needs no special preparation.

Alternatively you can create a bootable USB drive using Rufus:
https://rufus.akeo.ie/

Note that all existing data will be wiped and the drive will be formatted to FAT32.
 
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:33 AM   #3
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Thanks BB2. This is helpful, but disappointing to say the least. I was really hoping that I just needed to do something like format the disc. Now at least I know I need to keep digging for another solution. Thanks for the insight.

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Old 11-19-2017, 06:46 AM   #4
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Unless it is a rewritable, writing and finishing the CD-R or DVD-R media renders it no longer usable for anything not already on it. Better to use something like E2B (Easy to Boot) to make a multi boot USB device. This allows the ISO to simply be copied to the proper location on the media, making it available as either a boot image or iso file.
 
Old 11-19-2017, 06:47 AM   #5
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Windows 10 has a built ISO burner tool. All you need to do is place a blank disk in the drive, right click on the ISO file and select burn disk image.

An ISO file is an exact image of a DVD/CD so it is the filesystem.

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-burn...-a-dvd-2626156

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Old 11-19-2017, 04:54 PM   #6
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most all linux OS's will read and write to about almost every disk partition format and set up
( unlike MS windows that ONLY sees there own patented and copyrighted format that they OWN )

as to a cd ( they still make them ?) and dvd as above windows finally added a image burning tool in win10
-- but might not be in the home or student version of 10


there is NO need to do anything "special"

just r-click the iso image "FileName.iso" and select "burn as image "

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Old 11-21-2017, 06:18 AM   #7
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( unlike MS windows that ONLY sees there own patented and copyrighted format that they OWN )
Complete and utter lie
 
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:31 AM   #8
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Complete and utter lie
No, just not quite completely accurate. By default modern linux installations can recognize FAR more different kinds of partitions and file systems than Windows, so it is partly true.
 
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Old 11-22-2017, 06:44 AM   #9
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And you just added to it. What was that famous quote from the House of Commons??




"He's not lying, he is just being economical with the truth"


If you need to resort to such tactics, it is a good indicator that you are struggling.

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Old 11-22-2017, 06:55 AM   #10
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The usual problem with disks is that Windows won't read native Linux filesystems such as ext2. It sees Linux partitions as blank. But CDs have the iso9660 filesystem which both Linux and Windows can read. Therefore there shouldn't be any problems with booting a CD installation image made in Windows as long as it was made as a whole disc image and not by pulling files across.

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Old 11-22-2017, 07:01 AM   #11
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Complete and utter lie
David, before you accuse people of lying, you should make sure they actually are lying first.

Most Linux distro's can read and write most file systems with the right file system drivers installed. Windows IS far more limited in it's support for non-Microsoft/Linux based file systems.

And last time I checked, Windows DID only support Windows/Microsoft based file systems "out of the box".

https://www.howtogeek.com/112888/3-w...-from-windows/
 
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:27 AM   #12
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You just defeated your own argument.
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Most Linux distro's can read and write most file systems with the right file system drivers installed.
I said that Windows will do just that with the right drivers installed, whereas the OP impled that it couldn't read them at all, which is a lie - and I do suspect intentional not innocent.

Linux does NOT include all that many drivers OOTB, it identifies which it needs and fetches them. No installation could possibly include all the proper drivers for all the hardware it is likely to be installed on. The best they can do is install a generic subset and fetch the rest.
 
Old 11-22-2017, 07:56 AM   #13
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And this discussion is not relevant to the OPs question...
 
Old 11-22-2017, 11:51 PM   #14
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In answer to the OP, it sounds like you want to transfer something from Windows to Linux. The CD files system, ISO9660, IS readable by both Windows and Linux.
 
Old 11-23-2017, 04:37 AM   #15
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Hope not too late to give my 2 cents:

http://www.techdrivein.com/2011/03/9...tools-for.html

https://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/C...ing_howto.html
 
  


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