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Old 09-10-2004, 11:35 AM   #1
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ISO too big?

Ive never used or instaled and distro of Linux before, and im downloading an ISO as I type. The file is larger than 700meg. I have never seen CDRs that are bigger than 700. The file is 711meg and it makes no sense what so ever to me. Im downloading Mandrake 10 and it is a set of 3 ISOs that are each the same size, how am i going to make the ISO disks?
Old 09-10-2004, 11:47 AM   #2
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ISO Too Big?

I want to put mandrake on my computer, but the ISO files are bigger than 700meg. Ive never heard of cdrs bigger than 700. How am i supposed to make the ISO disks?
Old 09-10-2004, 11:53 AM   #3
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Its the file size and size on disc thing. Just download the ISO's and burn them. You'll be fine.

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..and , there are also cd-r disc's which can take 800 meg's.
( just in case you'll ever need them....)

Old 09-10-2004, 12:04 PM   #5
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Don't worry there. 700 megs is a round number. Most CD's actually hold a little bit more than that, so the ISO should fit onto one just fine. Some burning programs also have an "overburn" feature that can help you squeeze a tiny bit more onto the disk, but you shouldn't need that.

Be sure that when you burn the CD, you use the burner program's feature for "burning as an image". Don't just drag the ISO to the burn window and run it, that will just create a CD with an ISO on it. You need to tell it to use the ISO to recreate the original file system on the new disk.

Good luck with your first install!
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iso images bigger than 700mb, where?
Old 09-10-2004, 12:14 PM   #7
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Rep: Reputation: 0 the official downloads, and all the other sites i found to download from are the same.
Old 09-10-2004, 12:16 PM   #8
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hi there
there is some option of overburning
u need to check that out in ur software

that will also have some risk og the CD not burned corectly!!!
so check that out
i have seen this option of overburning in NERO

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This thread has been moved to Linux-Newbie so it can be merged with your other, duplicate thread. In future, please do not post the same thread in more than one forum.
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