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Old 09-23-2005, 04:18 PM   #1
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Thumbs up How to create a Fedora bootable DVD?

I have downloaded FC4-i386-DVD.iso and want to create a bootable DVD-R of Fedora 2.4. I did a checksum of the image to verify it downloaded successfully, and it has. I am using Windows XP and want to burn ISO images using CDBurnerXP.exe (Windows 32bit program). I can burn the fedora image to DVD just fine but it is not a linux bootable image? It can only be read by my Windows PC in form of the Fedora directory structure but it unrecogizable by a Linux host.

I thought the ISO image would contain the necessary Linux boot files as well? I don't want to use any native linux CD Recorder programs to do this since I don't have a Linux host built yet (catch 22).

I would like to use Windows XP CDBurnerXP or other Windows CDburnerS to create Linux bootable disk images.

Any advise would be much appreciated.
Old 09-23-2005, 04:28 PM   #2
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Hi and Welcome to Please check the following link for instructions about how to burn .isos with windows applications, the correct way

Old 10-17-2005, 06:59 PM   #3
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Using Nero, I have successfully burned bootable Fedora CDs before, but never the DVDs. The DVDs burn correctly as far as data is concearned, but will not boot as the CDs do.


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