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Old 08-25-2006, 08:11 AM   #1
nagamohan_p
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Question Regarding Creation of Bootable ISO of hard disk image having multiple partitions..


Hi,

If this is not the right place, please suggest me in the right direction...

I created dd image of my hard disk which consists of two partitions and it should be converted to bootable ISO so that, I can be able to boot Microsoft Virtual PC. For creating bootable ISO, I used the following in Linux OS:
mkisofs -b xy.img -hard-disk-boot -c boot.catalog -o xy_img.iso xy.img
But the command is not creating the bootable ISO image...It displays the error msg that the image contains multiple partitions.

As the man page of mkisofs says:
The hard disk image must begin with a master boot record that contains a single partition.

I tried in the following way
mkisofs -b BootWinXp.img -c boot.catalog -j -o xy_img.iso xy.img

I can boot in VMware/Virtaul PC as BootWinXp.img (It is created by using "create a MS-DOS Startup Disk" in WinXP ie, Format dialog) boot image as we are booting thru floppy...but I'm unable to boot my hard disk ie, xy.img is not at all calling.

I wish to boot with this iso image as we are booting the system...Please suggest me for the creation of bootable iso of hard disk image having multiple partitions...
 
Old 08-26-2006, 10:52 PM   #2
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Try giving this thread a try. I stumbled upon this a couple of months ago.
 
  


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