I'm using ubuntu 14.04 (x86).
I was trying to create a bootable dvd disk for Ubuntu 13.04. I have downloaded the image file (.iso) and successfully created a bootable USB using Startup Disk Creator. But when I tried to do the same with a 4.7 GB DVD, the Startup Disk Creator is showing DVD's capacity as 2KB and Free Space as 0.0B. It also shows a message "The device is not large enough to hold this image". Startup Disk Creator-Screenshot

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    Try another DVD. Is the one you are using damaged ? Try another burning application, I have always like K3b. – Panther Jun 2 '14 at 16:38
  • I tried with almost 5 new DVDs and with windows I'm able to write the same DVDs. With k3b im able to wirte DVDs, but donno how to make bootable dvd with k3b. – Scorp Jun 2 '14 at 16:48
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    You just burn the iso with K3b, it is bootable, you do not need to do anything special. If you want to make a custom bootable iso, you would use syslinux or grub2, either will work, but that is a different, more technical question. – Panther Jun 2 '14 at 17:05
  • Thanks @bodhi.zazen that worked!. Even though it didn't solve the issue with my startup disk creator,for time being I can use k3b to burn bootable disks. Thanks a lot. – Scorp Jun 2 '14 at 17:38
  • Glad it worked. I personally find k3b to be the most reliable, others have other opinions. I know it is more a work around rather then an answer, thus posted as a comment. – Panther Jun 2 '14 at 17:43

Because the app is only for usb & sd drives, not dvd's

"Startup Disk Creator converts a USB key or SD card into a volume from which you can start up and run Ubuntu"

To burn your iso to disk, right click on it in file manager, and choose Write to Disk.

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    That's really weird, since they say "Disk to use" and "Erase Disk". – Rodrigo Oct 8 '15 at 18:43
  • Well a "disk" certainly isn't a "disc", though for flash media "drive" would be more accurate. Maybe they should name it " Startup Drive Creator'. The source is a bit more accurate "usb-creator-gtk" – doug Oct 10 '15 at 0:09
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    It shows us that precision ain't valued even here. – Rodrigo Oct 10 '15 at 3:31
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    Why is it so hard for good ideas to find the right place? – Rodrigo Oct 10 '15 at 3:33

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