Creating a Chapeau DVD

You can make an installation DVD using the disc burning software on your computer.

The exact series of steps that produces a DVD from an ISO image file varies greatly from computer to computer, depending on the operating system and disc burning software installed. Use this procedure as a general guide. You might be able to omit certain steps on your computer, or might have to perform some of the steps in a different order from the order described here.

Make sure that your disc burning software is capable of burning discs from image files. Although this is true of most disc burning software, exceptions exist.

In particular, note that the disc burning feature built into Windows XP and Windows Vista cannot burn DVDs; and that earlier Windows operating systems did not have any disc burning capability installed by default at all. Therefore, if your computer has a Windows operating system prior to Windows 7 installed on it, you need a separate piece of software for this task. Examples of popular disc burning software for Windows that you might already have on your computer include Nero Burning ROM and Roxio Creator.
The Disk Utility software installed by default with Mac OS X on Apple computers has the capability to burn discs from images built into it already. Most widely-used DVD burning software for Linux, such as Brasero and K3b, also includes this capability.

  • Download the Chapeau ISO image file.
  • Insert a blank, writeable disc into your computer’s disc burner. On some computers, a window opens and displays various options when you insert the disc. If you see a window like this, look for an option to launch your chosen disc burning program. If you do not see an option like this, close the window and launch the program manually.
  • Launch your disc burning program. On some computers, you can do this by right-clicking (or control-clicking) on the image file and selecting a menu option with a label like Copy image to DVD, or Copy CD or DVD image. Other computers might provide you with a menu option to launch your chosen disc burning program, either directly or with an option like Open With. If none of these options are available on your computer, launch the program from an icon on your desktop, in a menu of applications such as the Start menu on Windows operating systems, or in the Mac Applications folder.
  • In your disc burning program, select the option to burn a DVD from an image file. For example, in Nero Burning ROM, this option is called Burn Image and is located on the File menu.
  • Note that you can skip this step when using certain DVD burning software; for example, Disk Utility on Mac OS X does not require it.
  • Browse to the ISO image file that you downloaded previously and select it for burning.
  • Click the button that starts the burning process.

On some computers, the option to burn a disc from an ISO file is integrated into a context menu in the file browser. For example, when you right-click an ISO file on a computer with a Linux or UNIX operating system that runs the GNOME desktop, the Nautilus file browser presents you with the option to Write to disk