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Old 10-28-2003, 09:50 AM   #1
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booting from iso


is there anyway i can boot from an iso image on my harddisk, that way I don't have to write my cd's.

Greetings from Belgium, Geert.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 09:56 AM   #2
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doubtful.
.iso is a filesystem compressed into one file

When you write an iso to a disk, it's automatically expanded and put as the iso9660 fs on the disk, which is why you're able to boot it up as a filesystem.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 12:38 PM   #3
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couldn't it be possible that I can boot from it when I extract the filesystem to a partition, and than boot from that partiton?

anyway, give me some ideas

(like, how do i write the iso file to the partition?)

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Old 10-28-2003, 02:21 PM   #4
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If you're trying to do this for an installation,
you can put the ISO on a FAT-partition, for
instance, and boot of a floppy (or into a
UMSDOS environment) and then use the
ISO via mounting it loopback. It's described
on the slackware homepage, in the FAQ
section :P

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Old 10-29-2003, 02:56 AM   #5
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yep, this could be good, but I dont have a floppy in my laptop so, I can boot up in knoppix and do the same?
 
Old 10-29-2003, 05:48 AM   #6
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I guess you could do it in knoppix, but I have no experiance in the area. Read The FAQ

I don't know if this will help or not, but a friend sent it to me (with a pirated copy of HALO for PC). http://www.daemon-tools.cc/portal/portal.php

It's a windows app. What it does is emulate an extra hdd, and allow you to mount a .iso style file (any image file, actually) on this fake hdd. I doubt you can boot to it, but it'll extract the contents of the iso into workable stuff, if you need to play with it in windows.

Hope that helps
 
  


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