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    Boot CDs and ISOs

    Hi,
    I have a few ISO files for boot CDs that are about 50mb each. Is there a program or framework to make a boot menu that would allow me to choose the ISO file on the disc I wanted to boot from? Also, does anyone know of a good program to break open the contents of an ISO onto your HDD? Thank you,
    Jared Stewart
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    On windows: have a look at Daemon tools. It creates a virtual dvd drive that allows you to mount cd/dvd images directly without burning..

    On FreeBSD (6.x):
    # mdconfig -a -t vnode -f myimage.iso
    # mount -t cd9660 /dev/md0 /mnt
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    I have tried playing around with programs like that, but I need it to be an actual boot CD so I can boot it on computers without accessing the HDD (I have memtest and drivetest ISOs).
    It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.

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    Are those linux/bsd based? And are you on Windows or....?

    On linux/bsd you might be able to create a new iso image.. partition it like any other hd.. copy the files over from the other images and use lilo or grub to manage the boot..

    You might also be able to boot those from a memory stick.. they're small enough..

    Never tried it tho..

    Just ideas..
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    There are some Bootmakers I think they use these to make AIOs in the warez world. I dont have any on my mind right now but if I remeber any I'll let u know.

    Regards

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    Try looking into Hiren's Boot CD, think it has most of the tools you are looking for and it has a menu built into select which tools you need.
    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hiren.thanki/bootcd.html
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