June 2006

Burning Fedora Core CD ISO

Download the FC5 CD ISOs and check them with sha1sum as in the DVD post.

I have a SCSI CD ROM burner, so to find out its device location:

cat /proc/scsi/scsi

The output looks like this:

Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 05 Lun: 00
Vendor: PLEXTOR Model: CD-R PX-W1210S Rev: 1.01
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02

CDRecord needs the SCSI bus, target and LUN, which are listed above in Channel, Id and Lun, respectively. Alternately, you could use cdrecord -scanbus. Note cdrecord must be run as root.

So the command is:

cdrecord dev=0,5,0 -v driveropts=burnfree FC-5-i386-disc1.iso

I also have an ATAPI DVD burner. To get its device name, use cdrecord dev=ATAPI: -scanbus (the case of ATAPI is significant).

To burn with the DVD burner, it’s the same command, only with a different device name:

cdrecord dev=ATAPI:1,0,0 -v driveropts=burnfree FC-5-i386-disc5.iso

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Burning Fedora Core DVD ISO

This shouldn’t have been so hard to find that I had to post this, but it was. After downloading the Fedora Core 5 DVD distribution from Bittorrent, there are two files, FC-5-i386-DVD.iso and SHA1SUM.

First, check that the ISO is OK:

sha1sum -c SHA1SUM

There will be a few errors about the CD ISO files you don’t have. As long as the FC-5-i386-DVD.iso is OK, you’re in business.

Next, pop a blank DVD+R in the DVD burner and run (as root):

growisofs -Z /dev/dvd=FC-5-i386-DVD.iso

do not run growisofs -Z /dev/dvd FC-5-i386-DVD.iso like I did the first time or you’ll just get a disc with the iso file on it. :-(

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