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    Buring ISOs to CD-RW media

    I'm looking to save myself a few extra dollars, in the long run.... so, to do my installations of Linux Distributions, I've purchased a few CD-RW discs, which I want to re-use, each time I download a new distribution.

    My question is, is this possible? I've attempted 5 times already today (3 times in Windows, twice in Linux) to do this, but the ISO file WILL NOT write to the CD-RW media.

    Now, I haven't (yet) tried another ISO file, and I also haven't tried a second (or third) CD-RW. Should I try these steps first???
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    Re: Buring ISOs to CD-RW media

    Chris, what are you using to burn the ISO images? And are you formatting the CD-RW first, or just treating it as a CD-R and burning directly to the disc? When I create my ISOs I use Nero (in a strange sorta way) but I haven't tried to toast an ISO onto a CD-RW. Sounds like a project brewing for me. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    I see the logic, but I've gotten so used to the cheap prices of write-once media that I eschew CD-RW discs because some drives have trouble reading them....particularly the older drives in my two Linux systems. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Buring ISOs to CD-RW media

    On my WinME system, I'm using Adaptec EasyCD Creator 4, and in Linux (Knoppix), I've tried XCDRoast, and another one, cdbakeoven. Now, before you ask, I haven't tried buring in Linux before, so I'm not even sure if they're working correctly.
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    Re: Buring ISOs to CD-RW media

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by carbonnb on 03-Dec-02 21:05. Edited to include: This was on an XPP box with CDRWin and Easy CD Creator 5.x Platinum installed.)</P>Chris,

    I have burned an ISO to an RW using CDRWin by GoldenHawk Technology before (about 6 weeks back IIRC) and have reused the RW already without any problems
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    Re: Buring ISOs to CD-RW media

    Thanks Bryan, I'll check that software out.

    As an update, I've bitten the bullet, and used plain CD-Rs, and burned the 3 CDs without a problem. Luckily, my notebook liked this RedHat 8.0 Distro... it took it on the first go-round this time! I'm so pleased <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>.
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    Re: Buring ISOs to CD-RW media

    Straight from learning curve to Bluecurve. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Chris, I was thinking about the Roxio/EZCD issue. Were you able to open the ISO image in EZCD, or did you have to jump through hoops? Just for the record, I attempted this last night with Slackware's ISO and Nero, burning to CD-RW. In Nero, it will not show ISO files, but if you type *.ISO in the file/open dialog where the filename goes, you can see them and open them. The CD booted alright, but being Slackware you don't just walk away from it. That leads me to believe that it's something with the way the application is handling the ISO image, but what that might be I can't say offhand.

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    Re: Buring ISOs to CD-RW media

    Oh... that was a might sweet tasting bullet <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>. I've been doing simple web browsing, and blogging with it right now. Bluecurve is different, but I wouldn't say it goes against any written rules of open source, as others seem to have on various websites.

    A few more weeks, and I think I *might* be removing WinXP from the notebook.....
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    Re: Buring ISOs to CD-RW media

    Yeah, Bluecurve is OK once you start getting used to it....but X is still a resource hog! More power to you if you feel confident enough to 'break your Windows.' Every time I use a Linux distro, it makes me appreciate Windows all the more. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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