- access an optical disc drive with writing capability (with the logos RW and/or ReWritable on the drive tray)
- acquire a blank optical disc
- acquire the ISO file of the desired Puppy Linux, e.g. Puppy 5 (or QuickSet edition with extra keyboard support)
- write (burn) the ISO file to the blank optical disc
How to write (burn) the ISO file to optical disc when within Microsoft Windows
Use the free program BurnCDCC (single file)
How to write (burn) the ISO file to optical disc when within Puppy Linux
Menu > Multimedia > Burniso2cd
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 you will need to follow the instructions in Appendices 1 to 4.
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 media from manufacturers such as Taiyo Yuden and Verbatim.
- D.A.O. (Disk At Once) mode if available
- Write speed of 4
Some alternative software writers if needed: Pburn for Puppy and ImgBurn for Microsoft Windows.