ISO Files

  Gran 14:14 20 Aug 2008

I have been attempting to burn the GParted .iso files to a CD-R, being under the impression that I could then boot from that CD and adjust the partitions in my HDD.
Having downloaded the file, I used NERO to burn it to the CD. I assumed that the file would be unpacked during this process, or at least a bootable CD would be created. However, all that happened was that exactly the same .iso file that I downloaded was burned to the disk and was definitely not bootable.
I also tried using a file extracting application, but still could not find out how to make a bootable CD.
I obviously am doing something wrong. Please could someone kindly help, and perhaps advise what procedure should be used.
Thank you

  Eric10 14:23 20 Aug 2008

This is for Nero 7 but will be very similar in all versions.
Open Nero Burning Rom and cancel the wizard. On the menu go to Recorder, Burn Image then browse to the ISO.
Or, for Nero Express click "Image, Project, Copy" on the left. Click "Disc Image or Saved Project" in the main window and again browse to the ISO.

  RobCharles1981 14:23 20 Aug 2008

I use imageburn does the job for me fine.

click here

  gardener 14:26 20 Aug 2008

In Nero you have to select 'Burn Image' from the drop-down menu titled 'Recorder'.

Or you could try the programme ImgBurn:

click here

  gardener 14:27 20 Aug 2008

Ha! beaten to it!

  scotty 14:31 20 Aug 2008

I do not have Nero on this machine but I am certain that there is an option to create a bootable cd from .ISO file. Google should give you an answer.

An alternative is to get hold of a linux live cd which allows you to try Linux without installing anything on your harddrive. This will give you access to GParted. You can normally find Linux distros on some computer magazine or you can download the .ISO file from the internet !!??

  brundle 14:40 20 Aug 2008

The above still requires burning an .ISO to CD.

Another vote for ImgBurn from me.

  DippyGirl 15:51 20 Aug 2008

DeepBurner gets my vote - has a specific ISO option
Also if bruning an ISO I tend to write at 8x - i have had problems booting CD after using higher write speeds

  Gran 16:06 20 Aug 2008

Wow....Thank you for all these helpful reponses. I'll have a careful read through now and get back here when I've sorted it all out.

  Gran 16:31 20 Aug 2008

It worked brilliantly. I actually used Nero Express which came as a feebee on my system -- saved a download. GParted then did exactly as it said on the tin after I'd burned it.
So thank you everyone, that was a fantastic response.
Kindest regards

  mfletch 18:11 20 Aug 2008

For those who do not have software that can burn ISO

Here is a simple ISO Burner nothing else

click here

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