Help on mkisofs & cdrecord

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Help on mkisofs & cdrecord

#1 Post by grayfox » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:54 am

:cry: Can not open mkisofs or cdrecord. They come on and then close.
I'am new at customization. What dll is missing? Or what. :D

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#2 Post by The Piney » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:16 am

Open a command prompt and start from there. Should work for you then..

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#3 Post by grayfox » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:32 am

I tryed it ,but this came up.
mkisofe: missing pathspec :lol:

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#4 Post by Scott Cooper » Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:51 pm

Are you using the batch file \tools\ubcd2iso\ubcd2iso.bat?

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#5 Post by grayfox » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:35 am

NO, But I'll try it . It,s been a long time ,I used DOS.
I'll need to buy a book on DOS . Thanks :lol:

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#6 Post by The Piney » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:13 pm

Just about everything you'll ever need on DOS can be found with an internet/google search on DOS.

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#7 Post by grayfox » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:50 am

Thanks for the imfo.. I'll try it out. :lol:
After checking my command prompt files , I do have the ubcd2iso bat. file. Is this the bat. for mkisofe ?
It just not working. So what am I doing wrong ? :cry:

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#8 Post by Scott Cooper » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:26 am

Does it not run when you attempt to run the batch file or is there an error displayed?

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#9 Post by Icecube » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:37 pm

Suppose that you have you customized version in "c:\ubcd"

Go to start ==> Run... ==> type "cmd" (without quotes).
Change the directory to "C:\ubcd\tools\ubcd2iso\"
Type the following in the console window.
UBCD2ISO c:\ubcd c:\ubcd40.iso
(UBCD extracted in dir 'c:\ubcd', ISO image written to 'c:\ubcd40.iso')
or run it with no parameters to get help (ubcd2iso).

If you want to run the command several times, you can create another batch script. (Open notepad, paste the text from the box below, go to File ==>Save As..., give it a name with .bat at the end, set the Filetype to "All files" and save it). Now you can make you iso just by double clicking on the file.
C:\ubcd\tools\ubcd2iso\UBCD2ISO c:\ubcd c:\ubcd40.iso
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#10 Post by grayfox » Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:20 pm

Still can'nt open. This keeps coming up.

Required:W2K/XP/W2K3 and UBCD extacted to local storage :cry:


May be I'am geting to old to start all over for this. (DOC)

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#11 Post by Scott Cooper » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:31 pm

OK, the batch file is running then, but it appears your paths in the last line of the file are wrong or you have a limited user account. Did you extract the ISO to c:\ubcd or somewhere else?

What version of Windows are you running?

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#12 Post by grayfox » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:07 pm

Vista

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#13 Post by Icecube » Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:44 am

Set the compatibilty mode of mkisofs.exe to Windows XP.
Right click at mkisofs.exe ==> Properties ==> Compatibility
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows- ... lity-mode/

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#14 Post by grayfox » Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:26 am

Like your web site. :D
Try it ,still not working.
What am I doing wrong? :cry:

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#15 Post by Scott Cooper » Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:32 am

You have the last line in the batch file wrong,

Or...

You don't have the permissions to write to your C drive (limited Vista or XP user).
Scott Cooper wrote:OK, the batch file is running then, but it appears your paths in the last line of the file are wrong or you have a limited user account. Did you extract the ISO to c:\ubcd or somewhere else?
What is the full path to the batch file? For example C:\ubcd\etc or C:\Users\Grayfox\Desktop\ubcd?

What does the last line in the batch file read?

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#16 Post by grayfox » Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:34 am

OK heres what I have todate: (Thank you all of you for helping me out to date)

1. I can open ubcd2iso bat. in edit.

2. I have now changes properties from Vista to XP for ubcd2iso & mkisofe.

3. Path for ubcd2iso & mkisofe is c:\users\karl\UBCD410\ubcd2iso\ucd2iso and c:\users\karl\UBCD410\ubcd2iso\mkisofe.

I can not open mkisofe to customizing.
So what I'am doing wrong?

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#17 Post by Scott Cooper » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:55 am

grayfox wrote:OK heres what I have todate: (Thank you all of you for helping me out to date)

1. I can open ubcd2iso bat. in edit.

2. I have now changes properties from Vista to XP for ubcd2iso & mkisofe.

3. Path for ubcd2iso & mkisofe is c:\users\karl\UBCD410\ubcd2iso\ucd2iso and c:\users\karl\UBCD410\ubcd2iso\mkisofe.

I can not open mkisofe to customizing.
So what I'am doing wrong?
mkisofs.exe is an executable file that cannot be edited by normal means, but you don't have to edit it for making the ISO.

Edit ubcd2iso.bat, and change the last line to read:

ubcd2iso c:\users\karl\UBCD410 c:\users\karl\Desktop\UBCD410_custom.iso

The default last line points to folders that don't exist on your system.

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#18 Post by grayfox » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:55 am

Yes you are rigth. mkisofs.exe is an executable file .
But it comes on and then it goes off. Why ?

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#19 Post by Icecube » Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:23 pm

If you look at the batch file there is a part that gives you the "error" from before. So probably you don't even have to change mkisofs to Windows XP compatibility mode. It also says what you have to do. You have to run the ubcd2iso.bat with 2 parameters, the name of the direcory which contains the unpacked iso (=c:\users\karl\UBCD410\) and
the name of the file for you iso (e.g.: c:\users\karl\UBCD410-custom.iso)
See also my first post, If you want to automate this.

This is the help text from the ubcd2iso.bat when you run it without any commands.

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UBCD2ISO: Create bootable UBCD ISO image

Params:   -Y : No pause (for batch-mode)

Usage:    UBCD2ISO (UBCD-path) (output-image) [params]

Example:  UBCD2ISO c:\ubcd c:\ubcd40.iso
           (UBCD extracted in dir 'c:\ubcd', ISO image written to 'c:\ubcd40.iso')

Required: W2K/XP/W2K3 and UBCD extracted to local storage

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