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4. Burning

The process of burning ISO images to disc varies according to your operating system and the software that you have available. This section provides a guide to some popular disc burning tools.
If you are burning a set of Fedora CDs, you can test that you are burning the discs correctly and that your computer can boot from these discs as soon as you have burnt the first disc in the set. Refer to Section 5, “Next steps” to learn how to start your computer from a Fedora disc. If you press Enter on the Fedora boot screen, the Fedora installer will offer you a chance to test the disc. If you discover a problem with the first disc before you burn an entire set, you could save time and discs. Note that the disc test option is available when you boot from a Fedora DVD, or CDROM#1 from a Fedora CD set, but not when you boot from a Fedora Live CD.

4.1. Burning discs under Windows operating systems

4.1.1. Burning discs with Windows 7

  1. Insert a blank, writable disc.
  2. Right-click the ISO image file and select Burn disc image.
  3. In the Windows Disc Image Burner window, check that the correct drive is identified in the Disc burner drop-down menu, then click Burn.

4.1.2. Burning discs with older Windows operating systems

The CD burning feature built into Windows XP and Windows Vista cannot burn CDs from images and Windows operating systems before Windows XP did not have any built-in CD burning capability at all. Therefore, to turn an ISO image files into a CD or DVD on Windows operating systems prior to Windows 7, you need separate disc burning software that can handle ISO image files. Although this is true of most disc burning software, exceptions exist.
Examples of popular CD burning software for Windows that you might already have on your computer include InfraRecorder, Nero Burning ROM, and Roxio Creator. If you use a Windows operating system on your computer and do not have disc burning software installed (or you are not sure that the software can burn discs from image files) InfraRecorder is a suitable solution available from, and is free and open-source.
The steps required to burn ISO images to disks with several popular CD burning applications are listed below. Using InfraRecorder
Obtain and install InfraRecorder from the web site.
  1. Start InfraRecorder.
  2. Select Actions.
  3. Select Burn Image.
  4. Choose the Fedora ISO file and select open.
  5. Select 4X as the write speed.
  6. Select OK. Using The ISO Recorder V2 Power Toy
Obtain and install the ISO Recorder power toy from the web site.
  1. In the file manager Explorer, right click on the first Fedora ISO file.
  2. In the context menu, select Copy image to CD.
  3. Follow the steps given by the CD Recording Wizard pop-up.
  4. Repeat for the remaining ISO files. Using Roxio Easy Media Creator 7
  1. Start Creator Classic.
  2. Select Other Tasks.
  3. Select Burn from Disc Image File.
  4. Choose the Fedora ISO file and burn it. Using Nero Burning ROM 5
  1. Start the program.
  2. Open the File menu.
  3. Select Burn Image.
  4. Choose the Fedora ISO file and burn it.
  5. Repeat the above steps for each of the other ISO files. Using Nero Express 6
  1. Start the program.
  2. Select Disc Image or Saved Project.
  3. An Open dialog appears. Select the first Fedora ISO file. Click Open.
  4. Set the writing speed for your disc recorder. The optimal setting depends on your specific hardware.
  5. Click Next to burn.
  6. Repeat the steps above for the other ISO files.