1.2.1 Preparing CD or DVD Installation Media

Only a recordable DVD has enough storage capacity for the full installation ISO image.

A recordable CD has enough storage capacity for the boot ISO image, but not for the full installation ISO image.

To write an ISO image file to a CD or DVD, you can use a command such as cdrecord, for example:

# cdrecord -v -eject speed=16 dev=ATA:0,2,0 file_name.iso

You can use the cdrecord -scanbus command to display the SCSI subsystem and device that corresponds to the CD or DVD writer.