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Old 11-11-2007, 04:59 PM   #1
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how to burn an dvd .iso image using k3b

hi all. I downloaded fedora 8 and now have both the rescue and fedora 8 as iso images. I don't want to revert to windows and have to pay for nero. well I tried using k3b. I selected to burn image from the data dvd section after dragging and dropping the fed 8 .iso file. I also lowered the buffer settings in the advanced menu...well I thought the project worked but alas...when I go to the dvd I have an fedora8.iso file. obviously that is not what I want I want to see the install directory that has the images folder etc bla bla bla (whatever is in the main or top folder). but as of now all I have is the .iso file which I cant boot off of. can anyone direct me how to do this if in fact I am doing it incorrectly? again I did not copy but instead selected to burn the iso image to dvd, which I though "expanded" (for lack of a better word) the .iso file so it could be booted off. please don't make me go back to windows and use nero....
Old 11-11-2007, 05:08 PM   #2
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Haven't used K3b for ages, but for simple things like this, I'd just use the command line tools.

dvdrecord -dao --eject driveropts=burnfree dev=/dev/DVDDEVICE --data /path/to/ISO/image
(replace DVDDEVICE with hdc or dvd or whatever device you're using)

Job done.

Old 11-11-2007, 05:45 PM   #3
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  • Tools [menu] -> Burn DVD ISO Image...
  • Click on the folder icon in the "Image to burn" frame and browse to the ISO file, select it.
  • Click "start" button
  • Follow prompts for inserting media etc.


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