Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 159576
Need accurate instructions for burning ISOs on Linux
Last modified: 2008-03-18 16:49:12 EDT
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Description of problem:
In section 184.108.40.206 the sample cdrecord command lines should include the -pad
option. This will cause cdrecord to give the same functionality as X-CD-Roast
in section 220.127.116.11. This functionality is required to burn Fedora discs that
can be read in some of the cheaper and nastier CD-ROM drives.
Also please make an appropriate note that omitting the -pad option may result
in discs that fail the media check of a Fedora install and may in some
situations cause an install to abort.
RHL9 isn't supported any more, but the web page is linked from the following
URL so it's still current.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Also sometimes the default pad option is not sufficient for some bad CD-ROM
One of my CD-ROM drives won't correctly read disks unless I have a pad size of
60 or more sectors so I am currently burning CDs with an 80 sector padding via
the padsize=80s option to cdrecord.
It is probably worth noting that increasing the padsize is a good idea if the
discs are not readable.
Assigning this to the appropriate owner (Fedora component of RH website) as the
Getting Started Guide for Red Hat Linux is no longer supported and will not be
updated. The actual fedora webpage in question
http://fedora.redhat.com/download/) should have the instructions on-page.
Re-assigning to current Fedora web admin.
A new draft document provides burning instructions that could be expanded to
include detailed burning instructions for Linux users:
Once that document is graduated from a draft, it can be pointed to from the
download instructions instead. The download instructions have themselves
This doc is now available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org ("Burning Fedora
Discs"). Reassigning to proper component.
In our current and future Desktop User Guide we cover using the distro's
existing burn features to do this work. That is probably the best solution for
Linux; we have a very small chance of covering 100% of hardware cases, and a
larger chance of screwing someone else up by trying to do so.
Should have noted, we also provide that link in our Burning Discs document.