K3B - how to burn an ISO-CD without errors?

Bas Roufs basroufs at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 22:17:06 UTC 2009

Dear Everybody

Tonight, I downloaded a fresh Kubuntu 8.10 i.386 ISO image - with a
view to burning it on a CD for installation on a laptop. After
downloading the image file, I opened it with K3B - running on a
desktop PC with Kubuntu 8.10. I carried out the MD5SUM check via K3B
and this page:
The MD5SUM check went perfectly well. Than, I put an empty CD in the
tray and started the burning process. I simply chose for standard
* automatic speed, etc. K3B chose 16 speed for the process.
* for the 'writing mode' I chose 'auto', instead of 'DAO', 'TAO' or 'RAW'.
* I also chose the option 'verify written data'.
After the end of the burning process, everything seemed OK.
So, I put the CD in the CD/ DVD combodrive of the laptop and I tried
to start the install process. After about 10 minutes the installation
process ended up in a big mess. So, I restarted the CD and carried out
the 'integrity check': there were mistakes in 33 files. So, something
must have gone wrong in the burning process.

Can you give me some advise on how to minimise the risk of mistakes in
the CD burning process? Should I change one or more of the options/
steps mentioned above? Should I add or leave something? In other
words: how can I get an i.386 ISO desktop CD without errors?

Thanks for replying.

Respectfully Yours,

Bas Roufs.

Bas G. Roufs M.A.
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