At 19:27 22/06/00, jgay at Celestica.com wrote:
>I offered to burn a Mandrake 7.1 CD for someone and I just had a thought. Will
>XcdRoast copy a bootable CD directly or will I need to use something else? I
>know that to create a bootable CD you need to use more than XcdRoast but
>sure about making a direct copy of a bootable CD.
Not sure about XcdRoast, but cdrecord will do the job nicely. Word of
warning with the GUI burners, a friend of mine (who's wasn't too sure of
these things) decided to cut a mandrake cd with one a while back. He ended
up with a cd with one file on it - the mandrake ISO image. Instead of
burning the already prepared ISO image straight onto the cd, it wrapped it
up inside another ISO image and burnt that! So make sure that whatever
you're using knows that you've already made your ISO image and that you
just want to dump it straight onto the disc.
There's no such problem with cdrecord as that's all it does, it doesn't
know how to make an ISO filesystem. Also, the bootability is a property of
the image file, not the recording program so you don't need to worry about
>Sorry for the attachment, it is added on by a server somewhere. I've
>to the I.S. people about it, but they haven't got a clue where it comes from.
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