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I would like to know in details how to make Hiren's BootCD bootable from one of my partition on my HDD. Currently at work I have Windows XP on the first parition, then Ubuntu on the second and finally I created a partition for Hiren but I don't really know how to make it bootable from the ISO.
It would be very useful for me at work since I use Hiren everyday.
ok, place/move the contents of the iso image to hda3 or wherever you want hbcd-9.9
just right-click iso in ubuntu and choose extract here
In Ubuntu you may have to chown the partition to get permissions
open a terminal in ubuntu and become root
then mount /dev/hda3
you can use the "places" menu at the top panel to mount the 3rd partition.
so goto places/removable media and click on hda3
once mounted and let's assume your user name is "globz"
"chown -R globz /mnt/hda3" or wherever it's mounted, maybe /media/disk
Now cut/paste or drag n drop hbcd-9.9 contents into hda3
now, in the terminal as root type
and gedit should pop up with your menu.lst
add this to menu list, don't know if it'll work...
yes, chowning will give you full access to partition.
don't know abot password
have no idea how it mat boot, you should be able to choose at boot menu
having problem logging in root in what ubuntu?
Well today I tried to put the ISO into the partition cause I kinda knew it would be something like that but I couldn't move it there, so I tried to log in as root in Ubuntu 8.04 LTS but I couldnt, at the login screen it says Administrator cannot log in from this window or something like that. It might be disable somehow for security purpose...
I went in the terminal did sudu passwd root then closed the current session and tried to log in as root and it didnt worked.
FWIW- Ubuntu makes you jump through a couple extra hoops to log in as root. You'll find it in System->Administration->Login Window->Security. But as Linus72 said, as long as you have sudoers permissions, just enter "sudo su" before a terminal session, or "sudo" before a terminal command.