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    Exclamation help burning linux liveos iso!

    I downloaded the fedora-linux-os iso. Then I tried burning that iso to a CD, but the CD is too small, then I try a DVD, but Nero says the iso can only be burned on a CD.
    So now I figure I need to burn a selected few files from the iso to the CD. But I don't know which ones they are, and I don't want to waste CD after CD trying to figure it out.
    Here is the FS of the iso:
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    Fedora-8-Live-KDE-x86_64.iso
    
    isolinux (folder)
       vesamenu.c32
       boot.cat
       initrd0.img
       isolinux.bin
       isolinux.cfg
       memtest
       splash.jpg
       vmlinuz0
    LiveOS (folder)
       livecd-iso-to-disk
       osmin.img
       squashfs.img
    GPL
    README
    I already read several files (including the readme file) and they're not helping me! Please help!
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    Get rid of Nero and get get ImgBurn. Nero is just bloatware these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Get rid of Nero and get get ImgBurn. Nero is just bloatware these days.
    I like Nero
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    the last 10% takes the other 90% of the time.

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    Then I tried burning that iso to a CD, but the CD is too small
    I hope You didn't try to burn it as a file? And use "Burn Image to disk" option? Even if the iso file is slightly bigger than 700M it still should fit the 700M CDR
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    Quote Originally Posted by vart View Post
    I like Nero
    I liked Nero too, one upon a time. But starting with v7, it's just crap, bloat, and buggy crapware.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.
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    I agree with Elysia, it's way too large nowadays, got too many features for the average user and crashes inadvertently by causing illegal operations (quite regularly in the later versions)

    CloneCD and ImgBurn are by far the best simple burners.

    Also, remember to do a md5 checksum of the file before burning, otherwise you are going to have fun when it's halfway installing and there is an error, also check the cd after burning with the fedora tools before installing

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    Basically, you have to burn it as an image. You can't just copy all of the files to the disk and try to burn it.

    Also, try to use a good-quality CD. Using cheap CDs and (especially) DVDs, I sometimes have to burn six or seven of them before I get a good disk.

    Note that if the disks are bad in different places, you can get to the bad place, swap out CDs, and choose "try again", and Linux won't know the difference. Oftentimes the disks go bad in exactly the same places, however, due to hardware flaws. Using disks from different packages helps.

    Really, if you think about it, what are the chances of burning 700MB of data without messing up a single bit? It's amazing you ever get good disks at all.
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    I haven't had any problems with Nero 7... I agree it's bloatware but it does everything I want it to do.

    Some older CDs are smaller btw.
    Last edited by maxorator; 03-21-2008 at 11:09 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxorator View Post
    I haven't had any problems with Nero 7... I agree it's bloatware but it does everything I want it to do.
    I have just had a lot of troubles with Nero 7. It always ejects the Tray when a something fails, which is just plain annoying (Nero 6 had the option to turn that off). It also didn't want to burn properly. Not to mention you have to download everything just to use the burner.
    The "sweetness" of the GUI sucks. The filelist is so darn buggy.

    In short, it's a downgrade from Nero 6.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks View Post
    Really, if you think about it, what are the chances of burning 700MB of data without messing up a single bit? It's amazing you ever get good disks at all.
    Back in 1994 when a CD burner cost $1000 our gaggle of local geeks used to hold "burn fests" where we'd try to swap as much data between each other as possible over the course of a single, very rowdy night. With 1x burn speeds this obviously required multiple CDR drives to be practical.

    50% of the discs came out as coasters.

    Did I mention rowdiness? One drunk guy managed to walk right into the extended CD tray of one of the burner drives, snapping it off. These days you'd buy a new burner. Those days, it was heart-attack inducing. Imagine a crowd of 15 geeks crammed into a dark basement hovering over a brightly lit table like something out of the X-Files, with this thousand dollar burner disassembled in pieces, trying to fix the tray drive mechanism. We scavanged a tray and some gears from a standard CD-ROM drive and put the thing back together. It worked.

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    I have tried burning the whole image, thats the very first thing I did, and it said the disk was to small.

    I've had nero for several versions, and I've been okay with it. (although I do agree that their GUI sucks). But using nero can't be the problem could it?
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    Sure it could. I was able to burn a Linux DVD with ImgBurn without any problems. Nero is riddled with problems nowadays. Why don't you try another application and see if it works?
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.
    For information on how to enable C++11 on your compiler, look here.
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    I've burned many different linux DVDs and CDs without any problems (with Nero 7).
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    Again, doesn't hurt.
    Last edited by Elysia; 03-22-2008 at 01:22 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.
    For information on how to enable C++11 on your compiler, look here.
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    Yarin,
    you are using a 700 mb iso and a 700 mb cd?
    a 700 mb iso and a 650 mb cd will give that error.

    also, check to make sure overburning is enabled, for the one or two mb extra for diskclosing that burning requires.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Henager
    If the average user can put a CD in and boot the system and follow the prompts, he can install and use Linux. If he can't do that simple task, he doesn't need to be around technology.

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