Creating & booting from an ISO image

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by mranybody, Nov 6, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. mranybody

    mranybody Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Posts:
    87
    I've read "ATI also provides the ability to create an ISO image of a bootable disc on the hard disk."

    This is something new to me, I'm afraid. What is an ISO image? I take it it is another form of a bootable media. If so, what advantages does it have over other forms of bootable media I can make in Bootable Media Builder? Is it possible to boot from a USB stick with this ISO?

    I running Vista and thinking of upgrading to v2009 from ATI11 via My Account.
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2006
    Posts:
    6,480
    Location:
    California
    The ISO file is a CD image. An ISO file is normally burned to a CD using an ISO capable burning program (like Nero, for example).

    The ISO file can be run from a flashdrive or hard drive using Grub4DOS. The advantage is that you can have multiple versions and/or builds on one flashdrive. I use this because I have builds back to TI 9 (3,677) on one flashdrive.

    See my guide: Create a Bootable Flashdrive Using Grub4DOS
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2008
  3. Aussie42

    Aussie42 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Posts:
    64
    Mudcrab mentions Nero but if you do not have it, a free option to burn ISO to CD is here http://www.imgburn.com/
     
  4. shieber

    shieber Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Posts:
    3,710
    When Acronis brags that you can put the iso on a hard disk, all it means is that you can save the CD image to a hard disk file for later use on a CD. It's not really any use on the hard disk except as a place to store the CD image.
     
  5. K0LO

    K0LO Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Posts:
    2,591
    Location:
    State College, Pennsylvania
    Aha, but it is! As MudCrab mentions, you can directly boot an iso image file using the boot manager Grub4DOS. This is a really slick tool.
     
  6. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Posts:
    25,885
    Hello all,

    Thank you for using Acronis True Image

    You can find more information on how to burn an ISO image to a CD here and here

    Thank you.

    __

    Oleg Lee
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.