Possible To Burn Multiple Apps To One DVD-R With Menu?

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jan 30 18:35:10 UTC 2010

Chris G wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 12:04:25PM -0600, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
>> What I want to do is place multiple utilities(may be iso, tar*, bin or
>> whatever) on a single DVD-R bootable disk along with some sort of menu
>> program that would allow me to select the program I want to run.  Is it
>> even possible with free software? K3B would be nice to use if possible
>> and Human Friendly. Have googled over the issue but only read about
>> proprietary software(don't want) and mostly burning videos or audios to
>> a single disk for playback. I have used K3B and Roxio to burn ubuntu
>> isos, all single isos, but for nothing else. Would be nice but maybe
>> expecting too much if I had an outline of preparatory steps to take
>> before I actually burn the iso, such as; untarring, putting everything
>> in one folder for easy access, setting up the menu, etc. If not, I would
>> be most appreciative of any links, howtos(ubuntu expecially) or personal
>> guidance on this issue as I'm totally in the dark on how to do it.  Man
>> k3b was little more than a help menu. khelpcenter help:/k3b seems to
>> indicate it can be done(expected) but could use a lot more detail on one
>> who's never done it before.
>> I run kde on ubuntu but willing to start gnome if only directions for
>> gnome is available.  Appreciate any guidance whatsoever. Thanks.
> First work out how to do it in a folder on your hard disk, that way
> you needn't worry about making mistakes.  Once you have it on your
> hard disk transfer the result to a CD/DVD.
Thanks for a fast reply. That occurred to me but still a lot of 
specifics I don't know. I could certainly create an empty folder and 
burn an iso to it, untar a .tar.bz2 or install a bin file but don't know 
that that is the way do go.  Also, do I then create another iso file 
from the folder before burning it to the DVD-R? What about a menu?
Not being pushy just calling attention to the fact that I've never been 
down this road before. Hand holding is welcomed:-)


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