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Old 06-02-2009, 04:12 AM   #1
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Multi boot dvd (Windows and RHEL5)

Hi all,

Am a newbie in Linux, i want to create a bootable DVD which contains both Microsoft 2003 (2 cd's) and RHEL5 (one dvd).

Is there any step by step procedure for this.

Thanks in advance.
Old 06-02-2009, 09:42 AM   #2
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Perhap not. You can't boot and run windows from a dvd and that two with RH5. Perhaps you can make a linux dvd and run both from a virtualization software of dvd. And making your own custom linux dvd isn't easy and difficult to explain in this post.
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Q--"Am a newbie in Linux, i want to create a bootable DVD which contains both Microsoft 2003 (2 cd's) and RHEL5 (one dvd)."


If you mean the "installer CD contents" from two separate system cd's into one DVD, yes you can contain the contents into one DVD. Most linux installers are below 700mb. You can make the DVD bootable under linux. But as to the Microsoft I have not heard it to run on CDs or DVDs yet.


You can use "mkisofs" command or "dd" in the terminal. Learn how to use it, type:

$ man mkisofs
$ man dd

also read some tutorials here:

Hope this helps.

Old 06-04-2009, 04:32 AM   #4
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I am sorry that I did not asked the question properly.

Let me explain in other way...

I want to create a bootable DVD which enables me to choose either Microsoft Windows or RHEL.

Hope Am clear.

Thanks in advance


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