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- Jul 2007
Creating an ISO using source files in Windows
One catch, I am doing all this on Windows XP (don't hate) and I am curious if there is a program available to create a bootable ISO. Any suggestions?
It's becouse most of CD\DVD-tools for Window$ don't support the Rock Ridge extension. Try command line version of the MagicISO.
miso tools.iso -ar -f tools -a "c:\to_add"
tools.iso: output file;
-ar: add Rock Ridge volume;
-f tools: sets root folder for add new files and folders (see below);
-a "c:\to_add": add folder "c:\to_add" into root folder (full path at CD will be "\tools\to_add");
you can't boot the ISO file, you need to burn it as ISO (not as data disk)
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- Jul 2007
Is there a way to use Nero to do this instead? I know there is a Bootable ISO option in Nero, but I don't know which file to specify in the source.
I just uninstalled MagicISO because it kept prompting me to pay for it, and there's nothing that annoys me more than trial software.
But I know a trick : ) However, this would require some files. I wrote step-by-step manual:
1. Copy all contents of ISO image into some folder. For example, "C:\DSL". You can do this under Window$ with program like Daemon Tools (best freeware CD\DVD emulator). Insert ISO image into virtual drive and work with him as with ordinary CD-ROM. Also you can use shareware program like WinISO (UltraISO, etc) for directly extracting all contents of ISO image.
2. Check files "isolinux.bin" and "boot.cat" in "C:\DSL". I suppose they shall be into "C:\DSL\isolinux" or "C:\DSL\boot". If they not exists, I don't know what to do : ( Theoretically, you can get their from another bootable ISO image. But I doubt about it...
3. Copy new additional files into "C:\DSL".
4. Download cdrtools (Window$-version of *nix cdrtools). Don't forget download cygwin1.dll and DLLs for mkisofs. Copy mkisofs.exe, her DLLs and cygwin1.dll into WINDOWS folder (just for convenience).
5. Open Window$ command prompt. Enter to target folder "C:\DSL". Type command:
mkisofs -R -J -T -v -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -V "MyDSL" -b isolinux\isolinux.bin -c isolinux\boot.cat -o ..\new_file.iso . or if files "isolinux.bin" and "boot.cat" is located in a "boot" folder: mkisofs -R -J -T -v -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -V "MyDSL" -b boot\isolinux.bin -c boot\boot.cat -o ..\new_file.iso .
6. Run command. If all right, then you get bootable ISO image "C:\new_file.iso" with new additional files and folders.
I completely check this manual. It must work fine (of course if necessary files is exists into original ISO image).