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bootable iso?

Discussion in 'Software' started by steve_p1981, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. steve_p1981

    steve_p1981 Byte Poster

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    i'm running a virtual pc and want to create a bootable iso image. i've managed to make standard ones but can't load them on the virtual pc as it's not a bootable iso. does anyone know of some free software that allows you to make bootable iso's?
     
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  2. gosh1976

    gosh1976 Kilobyte Poster

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    Not sure about the answer but if it's small you might could use something like magicISO.

    Are you using Windows Virtual PC? What are you trying to boot into? I've never had to create a bootable ISO to load a number of different OS's.
     
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  3. steve_p1981

    steve_p1981 Byte Poster

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    yeah i'm using windows virtual pc, my mate got set up files for an os for me and if i burn it to a disk i should be able to boot straight into that but i wanted to create the iso and boot into that. i have the windows 7 evaluation iso that works but i just wanted to satisfy my own curiosity of how it's done and not waste a dvd if this file doesn't actually work
     
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  4. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    If you've got the physical media and you're wanting to make an iso from it that'll boot then I'd suggest CDBurnerXP (from http://www.cdburnerxp.se)

    I've had issues using ISORecorder previously in that some ISOs files are not recognised, but as yet have not had issue with any produced from CDBurnerXP.

    If your copying data from a flat structure into a disc compilation then it'll also allow you to set the boot options for the media (Disc -> Boot Options menu)

    Edit: Additional, when you've created the compliation and set the boot options you'll need to go to File -> Save Compliation as ISO file.
     
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  5. steve_p1981

    steve_p1981 Byte Poster

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    cheers i'll give that a go
     
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