Iso's newbie question

Ralph Angenendt ra at
Mon Nov 10 15:18:08 UTC 2003

Antonio Montagnani wrote:
> I downloaded the full set of Iso files, hat are now on my PC.
> How can I burn to a CD and make it bootable???
> I tried this way:
> mount -o loop -t iso9660 yarrow-i386-disc1.iso <mountpoint>
> then I selected all files in the mountpoint directory an burn them by 
> Gnometoaster.
> Of course the CD didn't boot, otherwise I wouldn't waste my time (and 
> yours) writing this e-mail ;-)
> What is wrong??

Well, just burn the iso image with cdrecord. The image - not the files
inside it:

cdrecord -v -v -eject dev=x,x,x speed=y disc.iso

where x,x,x is the scsi id of your cd burner and y is a speed supported
by your burner.

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