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gamer105

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#1 11 years ago

I've got the nero trial and i need to burn this .iso, I only want to use nero because nothing else ever really works for me, and nero did work for me twice a long time ago. I never knew much about burning though so it's definately somthing i'm doing wrong. But when burning a .iso to a dvd though in Nero would i start with the DVD-ROM (ISO) option or the DVD-ROM (Boot) option? My blank sony dvd says it's 1x-16x but Nero only has the speed option of 4x, does that mean i need a 4x dvd if im going to burn at all? Does the file system or the file name length or the character set mater at all?

Those are the only things im confused about, and think possibly have something to do with my constant failure to burn a dvd. And yeah i know for a fact that my dvd drive is compatible with the blank dvds i purchased, so it's not that.




Bs|Archaon

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#2 11 years ago

Your disc will work fine. Personally I burn on the slowest speed and make it verify the data after burning; to make sure it's worked. It may be that you have an old DVD burner that can't burn any faster than 4x.

As for the rest, leave it at the defaults.




gamer105

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#3 11 years ago

Alright but Nero only gives me 4x, and what do i start the burn on, DVD (Boot) or DVD (ISO)?

I still don't get it though, if i can only burn on 4x then will the burn fail because my DVD is 1x-16x?




KeMiKaL

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#4 11 years ago

Well Boot will make the CD automatically run and start doing whatever it is it's meant to do...

So if you had Linux OS in a .ISO file - if you burned it to a DVD (Boot) you could install it on a wiped computer because it automatically boots and starts installing. The DVD (ISO) means you have to start it.

I'm 75% sure that's the difference :uhm:




gamer105

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#5 11 years ago

Well that would definately make sense.




Chris

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#6 11 years ago

I'd also reccomend that you get CDBurnerXP for your ISO needs.

It's a lot simpler.

www.cdburnerxp.se




Kilobyte

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#7 11 years ago

Sxy Sonic;3530024Well Boot will make the CD automatically run and start doing whatever it is it's meant to do...

So if you had Linux OS in a .ISO file - if you burned it to a DVD (Boot) you could install it on a wiped computer because it automatically boots and starts installing. The DVD (ISO) means you have to start it.

I'm 75% sure that's the difference :uhm:

Actually, with Linux, it is the other way around. Most Burners have a "boot" option, this option copies a boot loader to the CD. This boot loader is usually incompatible with Linux. It overwrites the Linux loader, and prevents it from being able to boot.

So use the ISO option.




marvinmatthew

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#8 11 years ago

I second Chris Down with his suggestion for CD BurnerXP Pro. It's a great piece of freeware that does most everything Nero does.




gamer105

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#9 11 years ago

Well i'll check CD BurnerXP Pro out next time because i finally got my dvds burned, but of course only with the help of you guys so thanks.