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Date:      Sun, 09 Mar 2003 14:24:23 +0100
From:      Alex de Kruijff <akruijff@dds.nl>
To:        Kent Stewart <kstewart@owt.com>, Bill Moran <wmoran@potentialtech.com>
Cc:        scott mcclellan <scottmcclellan@starband.net>, 'Nigel Soon' <ns@sundive.homeunix.net>, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG, freebsd-newbies@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: A huge THANK YOU!!!!!
Message-ID:  <200303091424.23292.akruijff@dds.nl>
In-Reply-To: <200303081427.19846.kstewart@owt.com>
References:  <000001c2e4f5$11adf9d0$4b944094@mooeymachine> <3E6A05B4.5000104@potentialtech.com> <200303081427.19846.kstewart@owt.com>

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On Saturday 08 March 2003 23:27, Kent Stewart wrote:
> On Saturday 08 March 2003 07:01 am, Bill Moran wrote:
> > akruijff@dds.nl wrote:
> > > Citeren Bill Moran <wmoran@potentialtech.com>:
> > >>scott mcclellan wrote:
> > >>>Was there anything about ISO imaging anywhere that I just missed
> > >>> or slipped over without actually reading? I didn't notice
> > >>> anything on the FreeBSD site or handbook.
> > >>
> > >>Unfortunately, I think this is one of those things that it's just
> > >>_assumed_ that everybody knows.  I've never seen a good
> > >> explanation, anywhere of what an iso is and how it should be
> > >> handled.
> > >
> > > If you mean making your own iso image then have a look at "Making
> > > Customized Bootable FreeBSD CD/Floppies". As to buring it. I use
> > > the same approce as the author of this. I use a Windows computer.
> > >
> > > :o
> >
> > That's my point.  If you want to know how to create your own CDs
> > and build bootable CDs and things like that, there are articles
> > everywhere. However, if you're _very_ new and just want to burn an
> > iso that you've downloaded, there's no basic introduction to what
> > you're doing and how to go about it.
>
> I'm not sure what is missing here. All of the cdburners that I am
> aware of have the ability to burn iso's. I went through one time and
> listed where the capability was found on the Windows based ones that
> I had used. I have standardized on Nero 5.5 and finding how to burn
> an iso image with Nero is one of the more dificult. You almost have
> to read the FAQ on their web page. On the rest of the Windows
> burners, you can almost double click the *.iso file and it will bring
> your CD-ROM burner program up in the burn-image mode.
>
> The man page for burncd in the examples at the bottom tells you that
> the file written to a data CD is an iso image. It even points you to
> mkisofs, which is used to make the iso image.
>
I just saw that the freebsd handbook (www.freebsd.org/handbook) has some 
notes on this under the title: Creating and Using Optical Media (CDs & 
DVDs)


-- 
Best regards/Met vriendelijke groet,
Alex

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