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Best type of disk to burn an OS onto?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by cooolr, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. cooolr

    cooolr Junior Member

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    I need to burn both Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux on 2 disks (can't chose between :p) so I can fix my rather corrupted hard drive but I have no clue what kind of disks to get.

    So can you tell me the best type to use. Example: dvd-r or dvd rw, or some cd thing.

    And of course the type has to be purchasable in a 1GB + size.
    I have no clue what to get.
     
  2. CClark56

    CClark56 Regular Member

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    I have all my different OS's (Ubuntu, XP Pro, XP Home, XP Essentials) burned to CD-R 700MB CD's.
     
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  3. cooolr

    cooolr Junior Member

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    and 700MB is enough?
    how do you do that?
     
  4. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    My personal choice is DVD-R dont ask me why, I used them when I used to pirate
    DVD's and stuck with them ever since, plus you can get them unbranded for under
    £100/1000. Rw are a pain in the butt if you intend keeping them one scrach and they're
    useless. When you're paying less than £0.10 a disc does it matter. But another option
    if they are autorun iso's is stick it on a usb.
     
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  5. jurums

    jurums Registered Member

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    I use dvd-rw`s =] I like to keep only like 10 dvd`s on my desk... theres everything I need in them and a few spares.. So when I don`t need that whats on that dvd I just erase it :)
    but anyways whatever you will choose will be good 4 you. Only see that the space is enough for your stuff to install on them!
     
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  6. cooolr

    cooolr Junior Member

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    Yes I've been trying for hours and hours installing with an usb stick, reading tons of guides, formatting to the right type and all sorts of stuff with no luck.

    I think I'll stick with using some type of disk since I'm used to that.
     
  7. jurums

    jurums Registered Member

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    Why you can`t erase it? Use nero.
    Copy your stuff to partition which will not be affected by you (formated) and erase the dvd if thats the problem!
     
  8. cooolr

    cooolr Junior Member

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    I've tried erasing my discs, formatting them, following guides and everything but it always says I don't have permission or the disc is write protected.

    lol - I might just be that bad.

    But I need some discs anyway so I'll just go buy new ones.
     
  9. cooolr

    cooolr Junior Member

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    okay I found some used CD-R discs. Just moving the files to my laptop and then I'll just use that for burning the iso file.

    But my main question was what type of disk I needed and I guess any type really.
     
  10. jurums

    jurums Registered Member

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    Yes and the question was answered :cow_yello
     
  11. cooolr

    cooolr Junior Member

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    lol CD-R's aren't erasable.
    I guess its the other way around, RW's are.

    Darn.
    Or maybe I just finalized that disk or something.

    I'll just go buy some.
     
  12. jurums

    jurums Registered Member

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    Yep they`r not! rw`s only :)
     
  13. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    You need to plug in your usb, on boot go into your BIOS and set the usb as first boot device. You need to plug in the usb first or the BIOS won't recognise it on startup.
     
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    Katarsis Registered Member

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    DVD-R (or DVD+R, doesn't make much difference for you really) will do just fine. Wouldn't waste an RW for something like that, but your call of course... Just remember to get a DECENT brand if you're planning on even somewhat long-term storage.

    Those Verbatims may cost a bit more than the no-brand crap, but trust me they're more than worth it.
     
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