How do i create bootable image?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Porshe, Feb 7, 2007.

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  1. Porshe

    Porshe Registered Member

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    What program should i use to create bootable image? I'm making it for windows xp setup files.
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    I'm not quite sure what you're talking about.
    But a combination of ISOBuster and CDBurnerXP Pro could work.
    Mrk
     
  3. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    maybe he means acronis true image, or firstdefense
     
  4. henryg

    henryg Registered Member

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    I've always been using TeraByte Unlimited. Their "Image for DOS" makes great bootable disk image.

    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image.html
     
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    I guess I'll add the real idiots approach, since I use it...

    Just grab any cd that boots (av, hard drive utilitys, formatting utility to name what i've used) then once booted you eject the CD and put the non-bootable CD that you wanted to load in the first place. I realize it is pretty ugly, but it works for me!

    In my experience boot disc makers don't always work. A disc known to boot up is known to work. Given the option, I'd pay Ice-Czar to do it for me!

    -HandsOff
     
  7. Ice_Czar

    Ice_Czar Registered Member

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    you know there is a difference between knowing where information is and knowing the information yourself :p

    I dont bother with slipstreaming since I don't do that many of the same boxes at the same time
    I just burn service packs and hotfixes separate from the OS.

    Those links though if mastered would allow you to roll any number of DOS and Win32 aps into an install disk, including say Ghost.
    But I just haul around a Steamer Trunk full of CDs :p
    If I was in need of a peculiar driver to boot a box Id likely need to master that (say a SCSI\IDE RAID boot device)

    on the other side of the fence are Linux compilations that are typically based off Knoppix as the starter (like the STD)
    Not the only approach but common.
     
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