Single CD Bootdisk with Image

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  1. sav

    sav Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I'm trying to make a bare bones Windows OS image on a single CD that is also the bootdisk... so that I can use this to reimage our computers in a hurry when a network image load is not possible.

    I have not tried, but can I make a bootdisk with the bootdisk wizard and use that same CD to create/store the image file by rebooting off of it? So that way I can bootup with that CD and pick the image file right on that same CD without swapping.

    Is this the best way? What would you recommend? Thanks.
     
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    Hello --

    Thank you for taking the time to contact us and for your interest in Acronis
    True Image (http://www.acronis.com/products/trueimage/)!

    Yes, the way you suggested is the best way in this case, I believe. It should work flawlessly.

    Thank you.

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    Anton Gromov

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  3. Robmonster

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    How would you go about buildig a boot cd like this? I am interested in the idea but do not know how to add the image onto the CD also.

    RM
     
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello --

    There are 2 ways :


    1) After burning an image on the CD you can add any files there - so if the image is small enough to fit on the CD - you can place it there.

    2) If you have an .iso file you can also burn it along with the image file..

    Generally these two approachaes will lead to the same outcome, just some people might prefer one way over another.

    Thank you.

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    Anton Gromov

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  5. elementcomputer

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    how do you add files to a cd you already burned ? explore the iso and drop the file in there then reburn ? Then it wont boot as you need to supply a boot disc image in Nero
     
  6. TheQuest

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    Hi, elementcomputer

    If your question is the same as sav's and Robmonster.

    You make a Ti CD-BootDisk.

    Then burn your Image to the BootDisk.

    But take care your Image is not more then about 500mb.

    If you have already made the Image with Ti to a CD.

    Copy it from the CD to your HDD, then burn to BootDisk.

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
     
  7. Robmonster

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    Once I have burnt the boot disc, how do I add more data to it? Surely once its burnt, thats it?

    Am I missing something painfully obvious?

    RM
     
  8. TheQuest

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    Hi, Robmonster

    Well I have never tried it. :doubt:

    I was only going by Anton answer.

    So I am assuming Ti does not close the CD when it makes [burns] the BootDisk.

    So if not closed it can be added too. [muti session]

    By data do you mean an Image?

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
     
  9. Robmonster

    Robmonster Registered Member

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    I see, so you add another session to the CD. I'll give it a try when I get the new .iso link from Acronis.
     
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