Howcan I =====
Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 19:17:53 UTC 2009
Derek Broughton wrote:
> Colin Law wrote:
>> 2009/9/13 Derek Broughton <derek at pointerstop.ca>:
>>> Colin Law wrote:
>>>> 2009/9/12 <Cqcq88 at aol.com>:
>>>>> How can I download Ubuntu so that it fits on a 700MB CD?
>>>>> I downloaded it from the mirror-site at Univ. Tenn. Knoxville(utk) and
>>>>> it was 702.2KB.
>>>>> Thamks for any help.
>>>> Assuming that you have downloaded the .iso file the file size is
>>>> irrelevant. It is an image of a CD and will therefore fit.
>>> That's really not true. I long since stopped burning Ubuntu isos to CD
>>> and use DVDs, because trying to cram that much onto cheap CDs never
>>> worked. CDs really _do_ have different sizes.
>> I understood that a CD iso image could not be burnt onto a DVD, though
>> I have never tried. Can anyone else comment?
> Is there a need? Either you think I'm lying to you, or you have to accept
> that of course you _can_ burn a CD iso image to a DVD. They're bootable
> too. "iso" being the International Standards Organization, it would be
> awkward if CD "iso" and DVD "iso" were somehow non-standard.
>> Even so I fail to see the logic of buying such cheap CDs that you have
>> to use DVDs instead. I would have thought it better to buy usable
> And you would be able to tell which those were... how? I only need to use
> one DVD every six or twelve months for an Ubuntu image. And I still have 60
> or so cheap CDs to use up. I'm not going to buy a bunch more CDs just to
> find one that will handle an Ubuntu image.
That is why I pay 5 cents each for my CD-R. They assure me they are at
least 700 MB of usable space. About 4 or 5 years ago there were some
CD-R who only assured 680 MB, and sometimes you had get lucky to get one
that was big enough.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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