burning 5.3-RELEASE CDs

Joshua Lokken joshua.lokken at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 05:36:31 PST 2005

On Fri, 7 Jan 2005 02:31:37 -0600 (CST), Scott Bennett
<bennett at cs.niu.edu> wrote:
>     On Thu Jan  6 09:58:55 2005 Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu>
> wrote:
> >>      On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 18:55:10 -0700 Danny MacMillan
> >> <flowers at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> >On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 06:35:43PM -0600, Scott Bennett wrote:
> >> >>      On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 12:37:41 -0700 Danny MacMillan
> >> >> <flowers at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> >This is not intuitive, but you do not want to use the "make a
> >> >> >bootable CD" function of Sonic RecordNow! to make a bootable CD.
> >> >>
> >> >>      On what basis is the above statement made if you haven't used
> >> >> Sonic RecordNow! ?  It certainly looks to me as though the green
> >> >> button is the *only* way to burn an image (not counting making an
> >> >> exact copy of
> >> >
> >> >On the basis of your characterizing the little green button as being
> >> >"for making a bootable CD", and my understanding of that function in
> >> >alternative software.  In short:  I misunderstood.  I apologize for
> >> >the misdirection.
> >> >
> >>      Oh.  That was because, if one places the cursor over the green
> >> button, a box appears temporarily bearing a line that says, "Click
> >> here to make this CD/DVD bootable".  And, as noted in a different
> >> posting in this thread, that button brings up a browser panel for
> >> choosing an image file (but not displaying .iso files among the
> >> choices) to burn in making the bootable disk.
> >
> >Just an additional note for clarity:   If I understand - and I don't
> >have the rest of the thread so I may be missing something - you want
> >to make a bootable CD of one of the ISO images.
> >
> >In that case, you do NOT want to use any of the options on your local
> >machine to create a bootable CD because the ISO image is already a
> >bootable image.   It needs merely to be written raw to the media.
> >
> >When your utility asks if you want to create a bootable CD, it is
> >asking if you want it to add a boot record for it and the other pointers
> >to the file to make it bootable.   Since the FreeeBSD ISO already has
> >that stuff in it, you don't want it done again.  So, choose the options
> >that just write the data image directly to the CD with no additions.
> >
>     No, no.  This is wrong.  You missed the explanation I posted regarding
> Sonic RecordNow!, as well as an earlier one by Robin Becker.  The green
> button is the only way to tell the application that the file(s) it is to
> burn is/are image file(s), and it doesn't know that .iso files are a type
> of image file, so it doesn't list them in its browser unless you tell it
> to display *all* files in the chosen directory.

Obviously, this Sonic RecordNow? software isn't working well for you.
Have you considered any of the alternatives that burn isos without
problems; Nero, Alcohol, Fireburner ?

Joshua Lokken
Open Source Advocate

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