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Old 12-31-2005, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a DVD Burner for Christmas and tried it out by burning the two Debian ISO's. I was going to install them on a Dell I have. I used a demo version of Alcohol 120%.

For some reason these discs won't boot in my Dell.

Yes they are DVD+R's and yes the Dell has a DVD-Rom.

The discs are imation DVD+R's 8x. They say video on them. Does that make any difference. I hate wasting discs.

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EDIT: Discs are not even being read in the drive or the bruner they came from. Am I doing something wrong? Can it be the software I am using to burn the ISO's?
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Might be the software/something you're doing wrong. Try burning something else, and update us on the situation.
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Oh, I forgot. Make sure the ISO's are specifically for DVD's, and not the CD version!
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I dont think it is bootable iso
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Hey guys,

I tried using different software. Yes they are DVD Images. 4.2 GB Debian ISO's.

It burns CDs fine. I burnt an ISO of PCLinuxOS and it worked fine. The DVDs I burn turn into coasters. No drive will read them or even recognize that they exist.

I even tried burning a video DVD with no success. Same thing. Coaster. Is it possibly the write speed? It is supposed to be a 8x drive. I am using media recommended for 8x and burning at 8x.

I even tried lowering to 6x.

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