Burning the Haiku CD

To create your Haiku Installation CD, you need to burn the ISO or Anyboot image to a CD. There are many different ways to burn an them to CD. Shown below is a list of links to how to guides and/or CD burning applications for various different operating systems:
A word of caution on burning CD images: Some disc burning software may try to be "clever" and won't burn the Anyboot image properly. The following image burning applications are reported to work properly:
  • Burn 2.4.1u
  • CDRecord
  • InfraRecorder
  • K3b
Using CDBurnerXP must currently be advised against, as it reportedly has produced faulty CDs from the ISO images.

Ubuntu Linux



  • Open a terminal and look at the output of dmesg for your cd burner, here it's "cd0":
    $ dmesg | grep cd
    cd0 at scsibus0 targ 0 lun 0:  ATAPI
    5/cdrom removable
    cd0(pciide0:1:0): using PIO mode 4, Ultra-DMA mode 2
  • As root, use cdio to burn the ISO image. Note the "c" at the end of the device name: "cd0c":
    $ cdio -f cd0c tao Haiku.iso

Mac OS X


Using cdrecord from a terminal (most flavors of Linux/UNIX, BeOS, etc.)

In most flavors of Linux/UNIX, BSDs and in BeOS, you can also burn the ISO or Anyboot file to CD using the cdrecord command from the Terminal.

cdrecord dev=x,y,z driveropts=burnfree -v -eject -dao -data haiku.iso

Where x,y,z is the device number as found with cdrecord -scanbus (it can also be a device path on Linux), and haiku.iso is the ISO or Anyboot image file to burn to the CD. As a reminder, one does not need to rename the Anyboot image.