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Linux® For Dummies®, 8th Edition by Richard Blum, Dee-Ann LeBlanc

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Burning Data CDs and DVDs

A CD and DVD burner is a great way to make data backups (especially if it’s a rewriteable), save and share your digital photos, put together multimedia memento scrapbooks, and more. Many tools are available that allow you to burn CDs under Linux, but you can also burn CDs and DVDs by using the filesystem navigation tools discussed in Chapter 8, right-clicking the file you want to burn, and choosing the proper options from the context menu.

Here I will focus on K3b. When you launch this tool (using ApplicationsSound & VideoK3b), you see the window shown in Figure 13-9.

Figure 13-9. The K3b CD and DVD burner.

If all you want to do is create a CD or DVD out of an ISO file you downloaded, do the following:

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Select either ToolsBurn CD Image if this is an ISO file for a CD-ROM, or ToolsBurn DVD ISO Image if this is a file for a DVD-ROM. Both actions open the Burn CD Image dialog box (Figure 13-10).
Figure 13-10. The K3b Burn CD Image dialog ...

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