On Saturday 08 March 2003 07:01 am, Bill Moran wrote:
> > Citeren Bill Moran <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> >>scott mcclellan wrote:
> >>>Was there anything about ISO imaging anywhere that I just missed
> >>> or slipped over without actually reading? I didn't notice
> >>> anything on the FreeBSD site or handbook.
> >>
> >>Unfortunately, I think this is one of those things that it's just
> >>_assumed_ that everybody knows.  I've never seen a good
> >> explanation, anywhere of what an iso is and how it should be
> >> handled.
> >
> > If you mean making your own iso image then have a look at "Making
> > Customized Bootable FreeBSD CD/Floppies". As to buring it. I use
> > the same approce as the author of this. I use a Windows computer.
> > :o
> That's my point.  If you want to know how to create your own CDs and
> build bootable CDs and things like that, there are articles
> everywhere. However, if you're _very_ new and just want to burn an
> iso that you've downloaded, there's no basic introduction to what
> you're doing and how to go about it.

I'm not sure what is missing here. All of the cdburners that I am aware 
of have the ability to burn iso's. I went through one time and listed 
where the capability was found on the Windows based ones that I had  
used. I have standardized on Nero 5.5 and finding how to burn an iso 
image with Nero is one of the more dificult. You almost have to read 
the FAQ on their web page. On the rest of the Windows burners, you can 
almost double click the *.iso file and it will bring your CD-ROM burner 
program up in the burn-image mode.

The man page for burncd in the examples at the bottom tells you that the 
file written to a data CD is an iso image. It even points you to 
mkisofs, which is used to make the iso image.

> I need to do some writing.

One part that I found to be lite was what an iso image was. It is like 
most of the other extensions on computers. You either recognize them or 
you have problems. So, where would you write something that would 
bootstrap new users to where they understand this new extension. The 
terms ISO9660, Joliet, Rock Ridge, and etc also don't mean much to most 
people. They are also going to see things like ".c", ".o", and etc. but 
we don't tell them what they are for. 

You almost need a FAQ version of a book like "Computer File Extensions 
for Dummies". Some people I know have problems buying one of these 
Dummy books but they are about the only book series I know of that will 
take a newbie to where they can understand the terminology of the 
subject. Then, they can read a more technical book.

Kent Stewart
Richland, WA


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