burning 5.3-RELEASE CDs

Scott Bennett bennett at cs.niu.edu
Fri Jan 7 00:31:49 PST 2005

     On Thu Jan  6 09:58:55 2005 Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu>

>>      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.

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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