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james_deepak

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the topic seem to bee a general question but here are the internals on what i am expecting,

I have a legal copy of Norton 2003 .ISo file [Bootable 3Mb]
I want to put this file in C:\ drive or any other drive & make a option to boot from it in the BOOT MEnu.

I am using a Windows XP sp2.So that I can restore the image i made without wasting a CD/DVD for Ghost to be Burned.


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I'm pretty sure this is not possible with normal ISO files (someone please correct me if I'm wrong). Though, you could probably grab a flash drive and make it bootable with Norton 2003 if that's an option.

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I'm pretty sure this is not possible with normal ISO files (someone please correct me if I'm wrong).

You are wrong.;) (hey, you asked for it!)

DOS based .iso files can normally be chainloaded by grub4dos allright.

In the case of this particular image, which I personally doubt is actually a "legal copy" of anything, as well as ANY floppy-emulation based image ONLY, it is prefectly pointless, as it is much more convenient to chainload the actual floppy image (as opposed to the container that contains it, i.e. the .iso file).


More details here:
(reasons why you can't say "any" or "normal")
http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=8944

JFYI, you may be surprised by the number of .iso's for which there is already a solution ;):
http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=5041

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Edited by jaclaz, 28 April 2010 - 02:11 AM.


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More details here:
(reasons why you can't say "any" or "normal")
http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=8944

JFYI, you may be surprised by the number of .iso's for which there is already a solution ;):
http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=5041

Both of those links failed to load. Is that site down?

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Both of those links failed to load. Is that site down?

Yep, it seems like it.

Boot-land has been a lot "hectic" to say the least lately.

Google cache (text only) temporarily:
http://webcache.goog...?showtopic=8944

main thread with reports of working iso's is not cached seemingly.

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