- an optical disc drive with writing capability (it will have the logos RW and/or ReWritable on the drive tray)
- a blank optical disc
- a container file of the desired Puppy Linux, e.g. Fluppy, Puppy 5 or Puppy 5 (multi-lingual)
The 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 (see below). It is by booting up with this disc in the optical drive that one can run and use Puppy Linux.
- D.A.O. (Disk At Once) mode if available
- Write speed of 4
Within Puppy Linux
To use Burniso2cd go to: Menu > Multimedia > Burniso2cd
To use Pburn go to: Menu > Multimedia > Pburn
Use any of the following free programs:
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; if it does not then you will need to follow the instructions in Appendices 1, 2 and 3.
MD5sum. The file may have been corrupted during the download process so always verify its integrity. After verification you may then proceed to write (burn) the ISO file onto blank optical media.
It is essential to use high-quality blank media from manufacturers such as Taiyo Yuden and Verbatim..