Puredyne/Burning and Booting the live CD or DVD

These instructions work for both the CD edition and the DVD edition. (Note: for the CD edition you'll need a blank CD of at least 700MB, some are smaller!)

Burning the puredyne image onto a disc


On Linux


Burning a disc on Linux can be done with a lot of different applications. We recommend Brasero. First, insert an empty disc in your computers disc drive. After starting Brasero, choose Burn image. In the Image burning setup, click on path and select the puredyne iso file. After that press Burn.

If the burn button is not available, this means something is wrong. Perhaps the disc or DVD you inserted in your drive is not writable or has already got data on it. Check the disc and try again.

On Windows


There are plenty of disc burning applications for Windows (such as Infrarecorder). Start your favourite disc burning application and choose to burn a disc image from an iso file. Select the Puredyne iso file and burn the disc.

On Mac


Insert a blank disc. Start Disk Utility (it's in the /Applications/Utilities folder on most Macs). From the File menu, choose Open Disk Image and select the ISO to be burned. In the list of volumes, you will now see an item representing the ISO file. Select it. Click the Burn button and follow the instructions.

Booting from the disc


To boot from disc, insert the disc into your disc-drive and (re)boot your computer. In most cases, your computer will automatically boot from the Puredyne disc. (On a Mac you may need to hold the "c" key while the Mac starts up, to boot from drive.) After about a minute the desktop should appear (it logs in automatically). You are ready to start using Puredyne.

Changing the BIOS


If your computer doesn't automatically boot from disc, you need to change a setting in your computer's BIOS. Most PC's allow you to enter the BIOS settings quickly after you start your computer. You are usually prompted to press F12 or F2 to enter the BIOS (check your computers manual if no information is displayed at boot).

Once you entered the BIOS settings, look for the Boot Sequence. You should change the sequence so that the disc drive is first in the list, the hard drive later. It differs per computer how this is done, please check the manual of your computer if you are unsure how to change these settings.