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    Default How to write a 5.02Gb ISO to a 4.75Gb DVD

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    I have a Dell Server 2012 R2 installation ISO file.
    It is 5.02Gb in size.
    I need to write this to a 4.75Gb DVD
    The DVD Reader in the Poweredge2950 server has only a stock standard DVD reader in (I can buy a USB Blueray if needed)
    Can this 5.02GB ISO be written to a single sided DVD and if possible can it be done with Power ISO
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    Why not make a bootable ISO on a USB stick instead?

    Instructions to do so .

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    I believe that there are ways to do it, but I do not know how. Back in the day, IBM recovery disks used to squeeze more on their CDs than the standard 360Kb. Tristen's suggestion has merit.

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    The process to place more data onto CD's than originally intended is called "overburn".

    In the past, some CD burning programs would allow overburning while others did not.

    I am unaware if it is possible to apply the same technique to a standard 4.7GB DVD.

    Normally, if requiring higher storage capacity, one would employ the use of a dual layer DVD (8.5 GB capacity) .

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    Thanks Tristan, I ended up using Rufus and created a bootable USB Stick. It works great.
    Thanks very much for your input
    Much appreciated.
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    I'm very pleased that you have accomplished your task, SB.

    Thank you for very much your acknowledgement.

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    I'm glad you got it sorted, how ever just for future readers... .. You would never attempt to overturn a DVD ever..

    A 5gb ISO is not intended to be burnt to a single layer DVD.. The ISO is to be burnt to a 8.5gb dual layer DVD Or a single layer blu-ray.. Alternatively as you have done, create a bootable USB if the system supports it.

    Dual layer burners and discs are very cheap now, I got a pack of 100 for 30 bucks from Msy. And blu-ray is getting cheaper.

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