Create Bootable ISO

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  1. tag70

    tag70 Registered Member

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    Please read carefully..... It'll save us all a lot of back-n-forth.

    I created a bootable USB that works just the way I want it to. It doesn't matter how I got there, but I can not create a bootable CD the same way. My thought was to create a bootable ISO from that bootable USB and then burn it to a CD to create a bootable CD. The reason is I have an old computer that will not boot from a USB.:mad: That seems like the easy way to me.

    To elaborate, I wasn't going to because it usually gets confusing when I do, the function is to boot into DOS and run Spinrite on the drive. The USB was easy because I just created a DOS bootable USB and then copied Spinrite over to it. Can't do that with a write-once CD.

    Appreciate any help I can get on this.
     
  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    I am thinking about purchasing my first ever SuperMicro Server Motherboard. I have read their BIOS Flash instructions. It says that I am to copy the required BIOS files to a bootable DOS disk. Does ImgBurn make a bootable DOS disk which can include the desired BIOS files?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  4. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Download a Win98 boot disk ISO. Edit the ISO and add spinrite.exe. Burn to a CD.
     
  5. MisterB

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    Can be done fairly easily with Nero. Nero can create a bootable CD or DVD from a bootable image either of a floppy or a bootable hard disk partition. Works great with older computers. Make sure to have the CD drivers on the boot image and you will have a small boot partition which will have either A: or C: as drive letters and you can put whatever you want on the rest of the CD which will have a different drive letter. It all has to fit into the size of a CD or DVD. I've done it with the MSDOS portion of Windows 98 on older systems--this is quite a few years ago and applies to older systems like yours. These days, I'm playing around with WinPE and the Windows AIK.
     
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