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Old 02-12-2005, 10:48 AM   #1
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How to use K3b to burn an install DVD iso?

I'm about to burn Mandrake DVD install ISO with K3b to take the distro for a test drive. I have never burned with this software. I usually download an ISO in Linux placing it on a vfat partition. I then boot XP and use Roxio to burn . In Roxio I simply right click the ISO and Roxio takes it from there.

Well I can't do that this time because vfat doesn't support files over 2GIG and Mandrake's DVD is slightly more than 2GIG. I didn't realize the ISO was actually more than 2GIG and downloaded in Linux placing on an ext3 partition. The only way out now is to burn in Linux.

I remember a while back trying to burn a Linux installation ISO in Linux. It burned the whole ISO, not making a bootable installation disc. In other words, it just copied the ISO. It didn't break it down.

Will K3b do the same thing? How do I get it to create an install disc and not simply copy the ISO?

Or is the a better burner I should be using? about burning and creating install disc using the command line? Is that possible? What are the commands?

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Old 02-12-2005, 11:32 AM   #2
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in k3b
u'll go to
Tools>DVD>Burn DVD ISO Image.
Old 02-12-2005, 11:50 AM   #3
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Ok that simple!! I guess I should have looked at the options available before asking! Well I'm at work now and will give it a try when I get home. If all goes well I probably will never see Roxio again!


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