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Old 01-25-2004, 02:49 PM   #1
SENORCHENG
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creating bootable discs under win2000


A big question. how on earth do you make a boot able cd? I was able to burn the iso image of slackware9.0 just fine using nero but ofcourse it is just a iso image and not a boot disk. Under the notes there is something about using the mkisofs to create a boot image. Since I am burning on a win2000 machine, I downloaded a port verison of mkisofs from gmd. Anyhow, my question how on earth do I now burn a new image?

For kicks and giggles I extracted the iso image and store it in a directory called c:\disc the copy of mkisofs is under c:\slack

any insights?

Thanks in advance,
-Rafael
 
Old 01-25-2004, 03:32 PM   #2
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SRCheng,
I just did it this morning w Nero. I burnt the ISO to a cd that boots when put in the computer and restarted. Open Nero burning rom, X out of the screen with the copy options on the left. This brings you to the background screen. It has tabs at the top that read..File, Edit, View, Recorder........ Depending on your version of Nero, under one of those tabs is the command: Burn image. On mine it's under Recorder but check File first.
Click Burn image. Another box comes up to choose the file. Navigate to the file you want, highlight it and click open. Another box comes up that reads Burn Compilation. Make sure to check finalize the CD, choose a slower burn speed, I chose 8X, click Burn at the top right. It starts the process.
Good Luck.
 
Old 01-25-2004, 07:39 PM   #3
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By chance which image did you use? More specific where did you download such image (slackwer 9.0)?

Thanks again,
-Rafael
 
Old 01-25-2004, 07:47 PM   #4
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I got Slackware 9.1 from an FTP site. Try one on http://www.slackware.com/getslack/
 
Old 01-27-2004, 07:39 AM   #5
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Here's a site that has all the answers about bootable disks.

http://www.nu2.nu/
 
Old 01-27-2004, 06:39 PM   #6
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Re: creating bootable discs under win2000

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Originally posted by SENORCHENG
I was able to burn the iso image of slackware9.0 just fine using nero but ofcourse it is just a iso image and not a boot disk.
By any chance, once you've burnt the ISO image to the CD did you open it up in Explorer and find that it contained just the one file - a really large file with the extension .ISO? If so, then you need to revise how you burned the ISO image. You need to burn the image to a disc as an image, that is to say that you do not 'start a new data cd' and drag the ISO file over. You need to use Nero to 'write disc image to cd'.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 01:41 AM   #7
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It created an image.. but the image I had was incomplete... regardless I was able to install the slackware 9.1 from the linuxiso.org which had a bootable image. Thanks to all who help me join the world of linux

P.s. I got some tricks as to dual booting... I was able to use loadlin (lilo has issues with certain motherboards and hard drives.) and change some config files to boot either win98 (some people sell software which is yet to be port but needed in engineering) or my linux box. thanks again

-cheng
 
  


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