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hello again, how do i turn a non-bootable cd/dvd into a bootable one. i know (kinda) what i must do, but i need the boot image for the cds/dvds i ...
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    how to turn a non-bootable cd/dvd into a bootable one


    hello again,

    how do i turn a non-bootable cd/dvd into a bootable one. i know (kinda) what i must do, but i need the boot image for the cds/dvds i want to get working.

    correct me if im wrong in any of this.

    i need to get from non-bootable to bootable:

    - redhat 9 (or whatever shrike is) cd's
    - slackware 10.1 cd's
    - Ubuntu 5.10 cd
    - and to top it off Suse 9.3 dvd

    how do i go about doing this? i know i need the boot images for each distro, and i will have to reburn all of them.

    please help,
    weed
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    Wait, I kinda don't get what you are asking for. All those distros there are bootable from the cd. What I think you are asking is how to install any of those distros on a computer which can't boot from cd's? Correct me if i am wrong.
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    sorry, yes i didnt explain it properly.

    what has happened is that i have borrowed 2 dvds of distros. on 1 dvd there is a seperate directory for every distro disc (redhat 9 [shrike], ubuntu & slackware) and on the other there is suse 9.3.

    the person who i got them off did not image the discs and has just (by the looks of it) copied over the files seperatly WITHOUT copying (or making) it bootable.

    hopefully that made some sense

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    can i use emulation when burning any of them?

    weed
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