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    OS on a CD....

    Is it possible to install an OS onto a CD-R disc and make it bootable.... I tried the OSs in my previos post but they arent that good.... I was thinking of taking a minimal XP or 2000 installation and putting it onto a CD..... Is that possible, and if yes, Does anyone know how I would go about doing this?

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    http://www.netsonic.fi/~osiltane/tech/win2000cd.shtml

    is one.

    http://www.bink.nu/Bootcd/default.htm

    is another.

    For Windows XP, go here:http://members.chello.nl/a.vanheumen1/nero/

    Hope this helps. The site have the files and the tips, etc.

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    Well, I just read from:
    http://linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=2
    that SuSE Linux live-eval that runs completely off a CD. Then I remembered reading this thread not even 10 minutes ago! U could give it a try... (If u want Linux.)
    I'm just about to download it and see if it works!
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    NO, numb... Thats not what I meant... I dont want the installation to be bootable but the OS itself... I want to put in the CD and have it boot into explorer so i can edit files, etc.

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    Ohhh..you mean an autorun.inf file that opens explorer? Here's something that might prove useful: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...oplay_cmds.asp

    It gives all the commands to make an autorun.inf. Instead of opening an "autorun.exe" file, have it open explorer itself, something on the lines of

    [autorun]
    shell=explorer.exe

    or

    [autorun]
    open=explorer.exe

    there are other tricks too. Hope this helps.

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    Ok, But I still dont know what files to copy to get it to work....

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    Well, if I understand correctly, copy the needed files in a seperate folder and modify the AUTORUN.INF file to open the root directory of the CDROM drive rather than the SETUP.EXE.

    It can probably be done this way:

    [AUTORUN]

    open=explorer.exe

    or

    [AUTORUN]

    shellexecute=explorer.exe (or whatever folder you want to open)

    That way, it will disable the setup menu

    Since I do not know how "minimal" of an installation you want, this should do the trick.

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    Lightbulb Try this

    I found this with a google search...

    http://www.thetechguide.com/forum/sh...are&Number=903

    This is another board with a discussion on this very subject.
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    ac1dsp3ctrum, is what you are asking is if you can use a cdr like a hd? I know that I have often wondered if I could take a minimal version of 98 or xp and put it on cd-rw and use it like a pop-in hard drive, so I could run my own OS on any computer. Is this what you are asking?
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    i was myself just looking for something like this,
    http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/
    is what i found hope it helps
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