If you are using the latest versions of the KDE or GNOME desktop environment, you can perform CD burning by first placing a blank disk in the drive. Wait a few seconds and a file manager window should appear. Follow the instructions on the screen to continue.
You can burn ISO CD images by right-clicking on the image file and choosing "Write to CD".
A user that wants to try Linux for the first time may need to download an ISO file for a single-CD Distribution such as Knoppix and burn the ISO file to CDR or CD-RW media using a utility on his or her current system. Note that you have to use the function that burns an existing ISO file to CD, NOT the function that creates a temporary ISO file out of one or more files and burns the temporary file to CD. Applications that can do this include:
- Nero - How to do it with Nero
- Freeware utilities - Pick one that supports burning ISO images to CDR or CDRW.
- On Mac OS X run Disk Utility (from Applications > Utilities) with a blank CD inserted.
- Select the CD drive from the column on the left
- Click the "Burn" icon along the top icon bar
- Select the ISO you want to burn and tell it to go.
- K3b - probably the most user-friendly CD/DVD burning application for the Linux desktop.
- Graveman! - Gnome
Command line applications
Hints and Tips
- Burning a CDROM from an ISO file
- Burning a CDROM from a bin/cue file from the command line
- Burning Nero CD images