Creating a Linu Boot Disk on CD or DVD
Even neophyte users of the Linux operating systemcan create a bootable Linux CD/DVD with ease. A computer user downloading Ubuntu, Debian, Mint or Knoppix needs:
1. A blank CD/DVD and a DVD-R optical drive
2. An image that burns ISO images, such as ImgBurn or Nero
3. The image for the Linux distribution he wants to run.
MP3 players have reduced the need to burn music CDs, but people put PowerPoint presentations and other forms of media onto DVD frequently.
1. Download the 1st CD or DVD image in the archives for the user’s chosen Linux distribution
2. Download ImgBurn
3. Install ImgBurn and start the software
4. Load the image for the bootable Linux disk ISO and place the blank CD in the drive.
5. Do a test run to spot any potential problems and then burn the ISO onto the DVD
6. Lower the speed to 8x to prevent write errors
7. Hit the burn button
As long as the DVD burning process works correctly, the resulting disk is a bootable installation disk.