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Old 03-16-2015, 04:20 PM   #1
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How do I create a DVD bootable insall disk (Windows)


Ok,
I'm trying to make a bootable DVD (14.1) from inside Windows?

Got the "iso file and burned the iso using Express Burn needless to say I wouldn't boot???

I would appreciate it if someone would walk me threw the process? Or point me to some docs on how to do it from Windows?

TIA,
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Old 03-16-2015, 04:37 PM   #2
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davidj,

Welcome to LQ.

Have a look at post #2 here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...0m-4175536856/

Also dual-booting W8 & Ubuntu 14.04 is explained here:

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/d...-8-ubuntu.html

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Old 03-16-2015, 05:56 PM   #3
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See, from the instructions on this page, the part "Burn the ISO image on a DVD, a CD or an USB stick". These instructions were written for a polyglot Slint installer of Slackware but work as well for a genuine Slackware ISO image.

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Old 03-16-2015, 09:31 PM   #4
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I recommend using "BurnAware Free". It's free, easy to use, and fairly straight forward in getting the job done.

Make sure for quality burning you use the slowest possible write speed though.

I also do NOT recommend you use a Dual-Layer DVD. DVD+R disks are generally best to use. Dual-Layer disks have a different write scheme that usually isn't done without some special tools, and last time I tried using a DL-DVD, the burn failed.
 
Old 03-16-2015, 09:46 PM   #5
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There is infra recorder cd/dvd burning software available for Windows.
 
Old 03-17-2015, 02:26 AM   #6
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i have used CDBurnerXP for years

https://cdburnerxp.se/en/home
 
Old 03-17-2015, 03:04 AM   #7
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I have never had a DVD burn failure in Windows using ImgBurn:

http://www.imgburn.com/

Use Mirror 7 to download the .exe file:

http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
 
Old 03-17-2015, 02:27 PM   #8
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All,
Thanks for all the suggestions and comments.
I'm not sure if I clearly stated my issue. I've used a couple of burning apps(Express Burn and ImgBurn). But when I try to boot the DVD it either doesn't load or loads real slow?


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Old 03-17-2015, 02:36 PM   #9
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Do you have, or could you acquire, a USB stick of a couple of GB? If so that may work better, but with more work I admit, than the DVD.
I have to admit I do not trust optical disks of any type, at all, ever, for anything. I've never owned one which had worked as it ought.

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Old 03-17-2015, 02:43 PM   #10
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273,
Thanks for you comment.
Actually I've burned the iso to a USB stick with "LiLi USB Creator" and tried to installed it to another partition on the same stick......


David
 
Old 03-17-2015, 03:05 PM   #11
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For USB, I really recommend Rufus, that is known to work very well. Preferably use the whole USB stick, you will be able to restore it after Slackware installation so you will be able to use it to store other data then. We will provide help to do that once you'll have Slackware installed but you can already see the instructions here. This will have to be done on your Slackware.

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Old 03-17-2015, 09:13 PM   #12
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1. DVD burner is not working or tracking wrong.
2. DVD reader is not reading well or correctly or not tracking well.
3. Burning at a speed above slowest.
4. Not checking md5 or shal.
5. System not able to boot to dvd correctly.


I'd borrow a usb dvd drive or just make a usb flash.

Consider a cd with a netinstall iso maybe.

Use good quality dvd.

Many other ways to install also.

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Old 03-18-2015, 12:48 AM   #13
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Either Rufus or UNetbootin will put the Linux .iso image on a bootable USB flash drive. Generally speaking, depending on the size of the .iso image, a small capacity drive will do (2GB or 4GB).

NB Make sure that you have saved any data from this stick because you need to wipe/format it before putting the .iso image onto it.

Format USB drive to FAT32

Run the below commands to format the usb to fat32 file system from terminal.

Code:
sudo su
fdisk -l
This helps to discover your USB drive, which MAY be /dev/sdc1 (example only!!)

Then unmount the device:

Code:
umount /dev/sdc1
Format device to FAT32:

Code:
mkdosfs -F 32 -I /dev/sdc1
Then use UNetbootin (or Rufus) to install Linux Mint 17.1 MATE 64 bit, or whatever.

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/#install
 
Old 03-18-2015, 02:08 AM   #14
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273,
Thanks for you comment.
Actually I've burned the iso to a USB stick with "LiLi USB Creator" and tried to installed it to another partition on the same stick......


David
That could be a little tricky as when the .iso is correctly burned to USB so it's bootable the rest of the stick is often unusable. It's likely doable, I'm sure, but not something I can imagine being straightforward.
 
Old 03-18-2015, 10:48 AM   #15
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

Slackware Doc Project does have useful links that can be very helpful;
Quote:

Quote:
You can use the following to help to download & verify the ISO image on a Windows/Xp machine;
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M$Windows:
Windows Burn tutorial <- 'Nero' Live Video for the newbies who burn the iso instead of the image of the ISO.
Imgburn <- 'ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit!' + Freeware
-- MD5SUM:
M$Windows iso md5sum checking <- LQ Post on how too
md5sum.exe <- MS-Win Application to perform md5sum checking.
winMd5Sum Portable <- FREE + Good for all MS Windows

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
I do suggest that you use a slow burn rate, 4 should provide a valid burn of the ISO image. Please be sure to burn the ISO image.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!

 
  


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