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To create a live DVD:
How to blank a re-writable optical disc
If the optical disc is new then, obviously, there is nothing to blank.
Within Puppy Linux Within Microsoft Windows
How to write (burn) the ISO file to a blank optical disc
When using the software writer, either Burniso2cd, BurnCDCC or ImgBurn, always select:
Within Puppy Linux
Within Microsoft Windows
Use either (a) or (b), both free programs
(a) BurnCDCC (simple) (b) ImgBurn (advanced) (Guide)

When the optical disc has finished being written to, re-boot the computer with the optical disc remaining in the optical disc drive. When the computer starts up it should load Puppy Linux; if it does not then one will need to follow the instructions in Appendices 1 to 3 below. (Free Technical Support)

When shutting down or re-booting for the first time one will be given the option to create a save file.

When running Puppy from optical disc any additional software or data may be written to one's personal save file located on any partition. If such data is desired to be stored on the same optical disc from which one is running Puppy then one would need to create a special MultiSessionLiveDVD.

Appendix 1 Verifying the integrity of the ISO file

The downloaded container file must have the extension .iso. It is an exact copy, or image, of an existing file system. This image can then be written to an optical disc using a particular software program. It is by booting up with this disc in the optical drive that one can run and use Puppy Linux. After downloading the ISO file verify its integrity by checking the MD5sum. The file may have been corrupted during the download process so always verify its integrity. After verification one may then proceed to write (burn) the ISO file onto blank optical media.

Appendix 2 Using high-quality blank media

To create a live disc it is recommended to use DVD+R discs. DVD has a superior specification than CD. DVD+R is superior than DVD-R. Re-writable media may be used (DVD-RW or CD-RW). It is essential to use high-quality media from manufacturers such as Taiyo Yuden and Verbatim.

Appendix 3 Setting the correct boot sequence

For a computer to boot from a live disc the optical drive must be read/accessed before the H.D.D. is; therefore when the optical disc is in the optical disc drive at boot up it will load Puppy Linux from that drive only and no where else. If the computer does not start/boot from the LiveDVD it will be necessary to either access a boot menu or the B.I.O.S. so that the computer is instructed to boot with the optical drive and not any other type of drive; restarting will be necessary in conjunction with using the correct key(s) (see Appendix from here).

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