(C) 2004 Matt Taggart (wrote the first cut)
(C) 2004 Grant Grundler (added many details, URLs)
Distributed under the
Creative Commons License
Getting and Verifying the ISO
Also note one might have to switch the md5sum/gzip steps depending
on which file the original md5sum was calculated on.
- Download the ISO and it's corresponding md5sum file
- unzip the image if it has a ".gz" suffix.
Windows users will have to locate a gzip.exe.
- First test:
gzip -tv file.iso.gz.
If it comes up with anything other than 'OK', download the ISO again.
gzip -d file.iso.gz to unpack the ISO image.
- Second test:
Windows users can find the md5sum program on any
Debian FTP mirror site in the "tools" directory.
is an alternative free software utility.
- Confirm the original md5sum and the md5sum output from above match.
If not, your local copy is corrupt and you need to download again.
Burn the ISO to media
are available to burn CD-ROMs.
The "standard" one is
explains how to use cdrecord on linux in great detail.
Key part is
"3.1 Writing CD-ROMs (pure data)".
For DVDs use growisofs.
Help with growisofs
is available and NOTE THE EMAIL ARCHIVE/ADDRESS for debian users!
MS Windows Systems
You should be able to use any CD/DVD burning software.
The only requirement is the software *must* write the ISO to media
exactly as is. If it's an option, it will be called "raw mode" or
We think some MS Windows CD burning software tries to be clever
and modify the ISO image before burning it. These modifications
corrupt the burned media and will cause problems with booting or
have both reported Easy CD Creator Just Works.
jacobsbd reported Nero works too.
Last revised: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 21:12:00 -0700