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How to Burn 900 MB into CD?

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Hi EEs,

I got one DVD which has some exe files(AntiVirus) the total size of the DVD files are 901 MB,

Now i want these files to be burnt on a CD for a specific reason,

For your refe. i am here with attaching the image of the DVD containers & some of the possible files image ...which can be compress ...what i think,

My requirement is, these all file must be present on the CD & user can install the software according to there OS,

Kindly advice how can i compress 901 MB & can burn it to a CD?

An earlier reply will be highly appreciated,

Many thanks,

DXB

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woolnoir earned 1500 total points
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I'm a bit confused as to what you want - if i get it correctly, you have 900Meg on a DVD and you want to put the files onto a CD.... if thats true, then without using 2cd's i cant see a way around it...
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by:dxbdxb2009
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Yes, You are correct....

I know the second CD option but i want the whole 900 MB to be burnt on a signal CD,

Is there any way we can compress the data upto 700MB & then can burn into a CD or any other overburning feature can work around...or any other suggestionssssss

awaiting for your earlier reply,

many thanks,

dxn
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by:mijanous
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You can try to use overburn option in your burning software. But you have to have good CD/RW drive that supports it. I think most of the current CD/RW drives does support it.
But also think on the danger of damaging your CD/RW drive.
Is there any reason why do you want to burn it on the CD ?
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by:woolnoir
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you can get a CD using the over-burn option in something like nero http://www.pchijack.com/application/nero/want-to-overburn-a-cd-here-is-how-with-nero/

The amount of data which will fit is determined by the brand of CD, and the type of drive you have... results are not guaranteed.

I dont know of any 'nice' way to compress the data as you suggested.
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by:dxbdxb2009
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Does Nero Over burning supports for 900 Mb file....

Kindly advice,

dxb
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by:woolnoir
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Its not about the software - its about the brand of CD's you use.... they will give you a 'space' they support, or a 'minute' value, you can enter those details into NERO and it will instruct the drive to burn as  much as it can on the CD...

As i said, its not an exact science, different brands of CD do different amounts and there is a slight variation between disks of the same brand.. based on the manufacturing process.
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Still looking for any other opinions........

thanks,

dxb
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Okay which brand of CD is shell go for?

Kindly advice...

many thanks,

dxb
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
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Remember not all drives support over-burning or the use of higher capacity CD-R's.  These are outside of the agreed standards (Orange Book) that manufacturers design their drives to match.
You may not be able to use the drive you have to record using this method and users may not be able to read them depending on which drives they have access to.
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by:dxbdxb2009
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thanks for your commants ....

i am not able to burn 901 Mb data on any kind of CD...tested with failure...

kind i compress the linux folder into zip & can put a script to open whenever user require..or any other suggestions...

kindly advice ....

many thanks..

dxb
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
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You could easily use a compressed version to fit the CD but it would need to be unpacked onto the user's machine before it was functional.  Possibly the best approach would be to use an executable shell for the compressed file so you don't need to rely on compression utilities already existing on the customer's PC.
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by:woolnoir
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Yep, you could add a script to uncompress the zip onto the users HD - or potentially make a RAM disk and umcompress into that for fast access - the issue is, none of these methods is truly portable and OS independent which is what you wanted above... i'm not sure what youre wanting to do is entirely feasible.
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by:dxbdxb2009
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will that cd run on any linux system / os at all?

pls advice

dxb
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by:woolnoir
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A cd that is overburned will run on any compatible CDROM ... its not specifically the OS that decides the comparability its the hardware. Unfortunately its not going to be 100%

remember you are going outside a standard... that means it wont work on ALL hardware - its just not technically possible to do and have it work 100%.
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by:woolnoir
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Can you let me know if you are finished with this Question too... i'm still monitoring it for now, but if we have answered your question (even in a negative 'its not possible' way) then it might be good to close so that the other experts and I dont keep monitoring.
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I am sorry for replying you late
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