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 Post subject: Boot to ISO
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:59 pm 
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I'm a computer technician and as such I carry with me a few CD's around:

- Windows XP sp3 bootable
- Windows Vista Ultimate bootable
- Slax live linux
- Ultimate Boot CD
- Windows 2000
- Windows 98

I recently purchased a 300GB very small external drive, and now I don't want to carry these CDs anymore.
Is there a way where I can only carry ONE CD around -> the Ultimate Boot CD, and when I want to install windows or run Slax I can simply tell UCD to boot from an ISO on the external drive?

That would be SO cool


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You cannot boot Iso's. You could use ubcd to boot the OS's you have listed if not all (after extracting the contents).

You should define the "bootable" windows xp and vista you are talking about, are they portable versions or the install cd's? If they are portable versions then yes, if they are install cd's then you probably will have to partition the drive.

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You can boot ISOs. Grub4DOS can boot ISOs. However I have no idea if it will work with the UBCD iso :?:

find --set-root /my.iso
map --mem /my.iso (fd0)
map --hook
chainloader (fd0)/kernel.sys
rootnoverify (fd0)


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