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Bug 159576 - Need accurate instructions for burning ISOs on Linux
Need accurate instructions for burning ISOs on Linux
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: readme-burning-isos (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Paul W. Frields
Karsten Wade
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Reported: 2005-06-05 02:10 EDT by Russell Coker
Modified: 2008-03-18 16:49 EDT (History)
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Description Russell Coker 2005-06-05 02:10:47 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.4; Linux) KHTML/3.4.0 (like Gecko)

Description of problem:
In section 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  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. 

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Comment 1 Russell Coker 2005-06-06 01:15:58 EDT
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. 
Comment 2 John Ha 2005-06-20 13:39:53 EDT
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.
Comment 3 John Ha 2005-06-20 14:09:59 EDT
Re-assigning to current Fedora web admin.
Comment 4 Patrick Barnes 2007-05-27 00:35:33 EDT
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 
moved to:

Comment 5 Paul W. Frields 2007-05-27 09:58:02 EDT
This doc is now available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org ("Burning Fedora
Discs").  Reassigning to proper component.
Comment 6 Paul W. Frields 2008-03-18 16:47:56 EDT
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.
Comment 7 Paul W. Frields 2008-03-18 16:49:12 EDT
Should have noted, we also provide that link in our Burning Discs document.

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