I'm trying to make the Live-DVD so that I can see what Linux looks like, but I'm a little confused about what exactly I am trying to do.
I have so far done the following:
1. downloaded a torrent client and used that to download the ISO-file from the linuxmint website.
2. downloaded an mdm5sum program and checked that the download agrees with the website.
3. downloaded a DVD burner program
4. put a brand new DVD+R in my drive
Now I'm stuck, because the options in my DVD-burner allow me to do any of the following:
i. create bootable disc - after telling it which file to burn and where the disc is, I then have to, "specify boot image path," which, apparently, is a, "Path to IMG or IMA file, which contains boot sectors. These image files can be created with specialized tools like WinImage or they can be found in Internet." It isn't remotely obvious to me how I could need another image file to tell it how to burn the image I already have to the disc.
ii. make ISO image file - If I select this option, I then have to choose between an ISO 9660 for CD image, a Universal Disk Format for DVD image, or an ISO 9660 + UDF for DVD-Video image.
iii. make bootable ISO - this gives me the same problem as option i. I still have to specify a "boot image path" to a file I don't have for a reason I can't comprehend.
Part of what makes this so confusing is that half the instructions refer to image files, but I thought I had downloaded the code to run Linux on my machine. How can the code be an image file?
Then I come here to post my question and I notice that in the header for this forum it says, "Questions about... the liveCD..." so is it a CD or a DVD, or both, or doesn't it matter, or should I just push a banana up my nose and drink more beer?
So the question is: What exactly am I trying to do here, and what exactly am I supposed to end up with on the disc, and what kind of disc is it anyway, a DVD or a CD?
Apologies if this sounds like a stupid question but I've been at this for four hours and I'm going nowhere very, very quickly.