burning 5.3-RELEASE CDs

Scott Bennett bennett at cs.niu.edu
Fri Jan 7 12:57:52 PST 2005

     On Fri, 7 Jan 2005 07:36:30 -0600 Joshua Lokken <joshua.lokken at gmail.com>

>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 ?
     As I already explained here on this list, the key to getting burncd to
work right was to copy the image file from the Windows XP partition into a
FreeBSD partition to use as input to burncd.  That worked fine for CD-RWs,
though not as well for CD-Rs.  The earlier failure of burncd to produce a
bootable CD-R was apparently caused somehow by having burncd read directly
from a Windows XP partition mounted onto /mnt.
     That's it for the re-explanations, folks.  Please don't post followups
in this thread if you haven't been following it.

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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