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Old 04-30-2006, 03:43 PM   #1
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How do you make an ISO bootable??


I've burned many Linux iso files in the past years that were bootable (i.e., Slax, Knoppix, DSL, etc.). I need to check my harddrive in my laptop which only has a cd rom drive...no floppy drive. The harddrive is a Hitachi and Hitachi provides an iso file on there site that will "create a bootable CD* for Linux, Windows and other Operating Systems". I downloaded the iso and burned it with k3b as a data cd image as I've done in the past. It doesn't produce a bootable cd. How can I edit their iso file so that it is bootable?

The link to their iso: http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/suppor...2_v406_b00.iso
 
Old 04-30-2006, 04:12 PM   #2
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k3b only wrote the iso file-cdrecord burned a bootable cd.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 06:46 PM   #3
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i agree. if the iso file you downloaded is supposed to be burned to a cd and that iso has the code to be bootable then all you have to do is burn it to a cd. but you do not burn it as a data cd. burning an iso is differnet than data cd.

you should also verify in your bios that your cd rom is the first boot device, then your hard drive.

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Old 05-01-2006, 01:52 AM   #4
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Start k3b, then 'Tools' > 'CD' > 'Burn CD Image'

Verify that the MD5SUM matches before burning, to avoid coasters
 
  


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