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Old 07-07-2005, 06:24 PM   #1
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Burning an ISO file, making it bootable


I want to know how to make sure I get a bootable CD from a .iso-file. I really need to be sure. Haven't burned bootable CDs yet in Linux and I only have two CDs and two images, so no room for mistakes. I have even made sure that the checksum is correct.

I do not have KDE so K3B is out of the question. I would prefer some basic command-line-app. Something old that I can trust. :)

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Old 07-07-2005, 07:16 PM   #2
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You should already have cdrecord installed, think it is by default in slack.
cdrecord -v speed= dev=0,0,0 /path to file.iso
Your speed is the speed you want to burn at, should go on the slower side for iso's.
For dev , as root enter cdrecord -scanbus to get your dev numbers, and that's it.
You can always man cdrecord for more options or if you have problems.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 07:41 PM   #3
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Re: Burning an ISO file, making it bootable

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I do not have KDE so K3B is out of the question.
k3b is not limited to kde. i have gnome and use k3b for all my burning needs. making isos are easy and straightforward with k3b. by saying you don't have kde do you mean you don't have a gui desktop and can only use CLI?
 
Old 07-08-2005, 04:27 AM   #4
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If using the 2.6 kernel you can do,
Code:
$cdrecord -v dev=/dev/hdc filename.iso
Replace /dev/hdc with your own cd writing device.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 06:42 AM   #5
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Re: Re: Burning an ISO file, making it bootable

Thanks, I was guessing that cdrecord was the right one. But I just wanted to make sure I could use it to create a bootable CD, cause I have made that mistake several times before in Windows with Nero, when burning ISO-files.

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k3b is not limited to kde. i have gnome and use k3b for all my burning needs. making isos are easy and straightforward with k3b. by saying you don't have kde do you mean you don't have a gui desktop and can only use CLI?
I have fluxbox, and I have no kde-libs installed or anything. So I just assumed that I should not go for k3b. But the CDs I am going to burn are Mandriva, going to be installed on my desktop, where I will actually install gnome (first time trying gnome and an "easier" distro ). So I will check out k3b ASAP.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 07:08 AM   #6
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i don't have experience with Mandriva but in the fedora cores you have to install k3b-mp3 to enable mp3 support because it is disabled by default. just something to keep in mind if you have problem burning audio cds.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 10:06 AM   #7
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i don't have experience with Mandriva but in the fedora cores you have to install k3b-mp3 to enable mp3 support because it is disabled by default. just something to keep in mind if you have problem burning audio cds.
Mandriva doesn't disable mp3 support, so k3b just works without the need for extra plugins.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 03:10 PM   #8
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I did a Google search on "cdrom cdrecord bootable linux" and came up with a lot of interesting hits... like this one:
http://www.lemoncube.com/cgi-bin/mm?a=bootlinuxcd-old
 
Old 07-09-2005, 05:32 AM   #9
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Originally posted by sundialsvcs
I did a Google search on "cdrom cdrecord bootable linux" and came up with a lot of interesting hits... like this one:
http://www.lemoncube.com/cgi-bin/mm?a=bootlinuxcd-old
Ah! I did the same search without "cdrom"! Thanks for the link, anyway.
 
  


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