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Burning ISO images to disc

How to download ISO images and create CD and DVD media

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How to download ISO images and create CD and DVD media

1. Introduction
2. Downloading
2.1. Choosing CD or DVD
2.2. Choosing the ISO Files
3. Validating the Files
3.1. Validating in the Windows Graphical Environment
3.2. Validating at the Windows Command Prompt
4. Burning
4.1. Using The ISO Recorder V2 Power Toy
4.2. Using Roxio Easy Media Creator 7
4.3. Using Nero Burning ROM 5
4.4. Using Nero Express 6
5. Testing Your Discs
6. We Need Feedback!
A. Revision History

1. Introduction

The Fedora distribution is provided in the form of ISO 9660 standard filesystem images. You can copy these ISO images onto either CDROM or DVD media to produce a bootable disc.
Before you can install Fedora from disc on a computer, you must transfer, or burn, the ISO files to blank disc media (CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW). This document describes the procedure for burning these files using a few common tools. This document assumes that you have no experience with Linux, and that you are using Microsoft Windows for the purpose of downloading and burning the files.

The Fedora Project only supports software that is part of the Fedora distribution

Only software produced and shipped as part of Fedora is supported by the project. Other software mentioned in this article is intended to guide the user in the right direction. Fedora is not responsible for nor endorses those software packages, and their use is described here merely as a convenience for the reader. This is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to burning ISOs under every operating system.