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Fri Aug 17, 2012, 10:35 AM

If you know anything about burning ISO iamages to disk, a few questions...

I was looking to burn an ISO image to CD on a WindowsXP machine, but the image file is 6.2 gb in size-- far too large to find its way onto a CD.

So I'm looking/researching two alternatives...
1. Burn the image to a flash drive; but as far as it seems, only Vista or newer Windows OS allows this: is that correct?
2. Use a Disk Spanning prog to chop the image into manageable sizes that may then be burned to multiple CDs; but my research is telling me that breaking up any ISO file renders the file unreadable. IS that correct?

Am I missing any other alternatives which do not require me to upgrade my OS, or upgrade my CD R/W drive to a DVD r/w/ drive?

Thanks in advance for any help... will be checking back throughout the day and over the weekend for any suggestions.
Again, thanks,
LW

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LanternWaste Aug 2012 OP
discntnt_irny_srcsm Aug 2012 #1
ChromeFoundry Aug 2012 #2
Occulus Aug 2012 #3
Spirochete Aug 2012 #4
eyl Aug 2012 #5
VoyagerI Sep 2012 #6

Response to LanternWaste (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 11:49 AM

1. FYI

8GB flash drives are priced between $7 and $15. On the other hand DVD writers are priced under $20. So it's not a big cost difference.

However, if you want to pursue the flash drive option: http://www.isotousb.com/

Best of luck.

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Response to LanternWaste (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 09:36 PM

2. Do you really need to have a physical file system

or do you just want to mount it as a virtual disc?

I use Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM
http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/miso-magicdisc-overview.htm

You can mount any iso image to a virtual CD/DVD device. It looks and behaves just like a physical drive.

HTH

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Response to ChromeFoundry (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 11:19 PM

3. I use this for emulating a PS2 on my PC

MagicISO is da bomb. Get it if you need to mount a .iso file, it just works.

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Response to LanternWaste (Original post)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 02:00 PM

4. Use a dual layer disk

if it's to big to fit on a 4.5 G disk, you'll probably need to use a double layer disk.

Oops, missed the part where you don't have a DVD writer - never mind, sorry...

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Response to LanternWaste (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 10:29 AM

5. You couldextract the files from the ISO with an appropriate program

UltraISO can do this, and IINM so can WinRar, there are a lot of other programs as well, and then burn the files to separate CDs.

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Response to LanternWaste (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 07:46 AM

6. alternative

i have used Deamon tools lite for extracting and burning ISO images from/to CDs. Splitting an ISO does not necessary render it unusable if you use a dedicated too. Many freewares exist such as FileSplitter of HJsplit (I think this is a shareware though).

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