View Full Version : newbie needs help

2nd April 2006, 03:18 PM
just downloaded dvd version of fedora, tried then to copy it too Dvd but says too big , can someone tell me how do i make this fit on dvd for installation.
i am totally new to this.

2nd April 2006, 03:24 PM
Probably you are trying to copy it like it was a ordinary file, what you want to do is write the
dvd file as a raw image to the DVD. The program you're using should have an option
something like "Burn DVD image from file" or similar. Try that. The giveaway
is that if you try to put the dvd image file on the dvd like an ordinary file, the overhead
of the filesystem underneath is using up just enough of the capacity of the disk to
make the whole thing too big. When the disk is burned in the proper way, you
should see a bunch of directories and subdirectories on it when you list the
disk contents and not just a big single file taking up the whole disk (in
this particular case that can't happen because there's not enough room but
occasionally new linux users will misburn a CD that's small enough to fit)