August 11th, 2002, 08:24 PM
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?
August 11th, 2002, 09:01 PM
August 11th, 2002, 09:29 PM
Well, I just read from:
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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August 11th, 2002, 09:44 PM
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.
August 11th, 2002, 11:18 PM
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
there are other tricks too. Hope this helps.
August 12th, 2002, 03:34 AM
Ok, But I still dont know what files to copy to get it to work....
August 12th, 2002, 04:12 AM
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:
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.
August 12th, 2002, 04:18 AM
I found this with a google search...
This is another board with a discussion on this very subject.
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August 12th, 2002, 07:48 AM
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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August 12th, 2002, 08:40 AM
i was myself just looking for something like this,
is what i found hope it helps
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