How to create boot CD
Peerix is distributed over the Internet as CD image files, called ISOs. To install Peerix, you first need to burn its ISO file onto a CD. You need a working CD/DVD burner for this. This page explains how you can do it using Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu and Kubuntu. If the CD writing fails, try writing at a slower burn speed.
Verify ISO file
Before burning a CD, it is highly recommended that you verify the md5 sum (hash) of the .iso file. For instructions, please see MD5
In Windows 95 / 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / Server 2003 / Vista
- Download and install Infra Recorder, a free and open source image burning program.
- Insert a blank CD in the drive and select Do nothing or Cancel if an autorun dialog pops up.
- Open Infra Recorder, and select the 'Actions' menu, then 'Burn image'.
- Select the image file, then click 'Open'.
- In the dialog, click 'OK'.
In Mac OS X
Note: To burn most ISOs, you can use Apple's Disk Utility (Disk Copy in older versions).
- Launch Disk Utility (Applications → Utilities → Disk Utility)
- Drag the ISO to the sidebar of the Disk Utility main window.
- Select the ISO where you just dragged it, and choose (Menu → Image → Burn...)
- In Disk Utility, ensure that the Verify burn checkbox is ticked (you may need to click on the disclosure triangle to see the checkbox).
- Insert a blank CD → Burn.
- Check that verification (if available) was successful. If verification was not available, at least make sure that a sample of directories on the CD can be accessed by the finder.
- Insert a blank CD into your burner. A "CD/DVD Creator" file browser will pop up. Close this browser as we will not be using it. (Edgy will say "Choose Disk Type", click 'Ignore")
- Find the downloaded ISO image in the file browser (available at Places → Home menu on top of the screen.) Right click on the ISO image file and choose Write to Disc and wait for burning to complete.
- See CdDvdBurning if you would like to burn from the command line(terminal).
- Find the ISO image in the file browser (available at System Menu > Home Folder on bottom of the screen next to KMenu.)
- Right click on the ISO → Actions → Write CD Image with K3b...
- K3b will now automatically verify the md5sum, make sure these match.
- Place Blank CD in burner and click on start.