WaveRunningNaked

4GB ISO File Size Limit

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I'm trying to create a bootable DVD with WinPE and a custom image that I made with ImageX. The problem is, the WIM file is 7 GB. Spacewise, I can fit the entire thing on DL DVD, but every program I use to master the ISO complains about the the 4GB file size limit. How do I get around this so I can burn the DVD?

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I'm trying to create a bootable DVD with WinPE and a custom image that I made with ImageX. The problem is, the WIM file is 7 GB. Spacewise, I can fit the entire thing on DL DVD, but every program I use to master the ISO complains about the the 4GB file size limit. How do I get around this so I can burn the DVD?

NTFS Partition is the only solution...Fat 32 is limited to 4GB.

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But DVDs also have a limit themselve (2GB on most).

@WaveRunningNaked, maybe that there's something in imagex to split your wim file.

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ok figured it out.

Behold... the SPLIT command

imagex /CHECK /SPLIT d:\vista\iso\sources\vista20061202.wim d:\vista\iso\sources\vista20061202.sim 3500
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darn it! I was just going to suggest the Split command when I saw this topic :)

Or you could wait until you can aford Blu-Ray :)

Edited by Spooky
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UDF supports large files as opposed to joliet.

Try a program called "IMG burn".

Edited by COOLCOMPUTERGUY
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would that let my iso surpass 4GB?

keep in mind, it's my iso I want big, my install.wim is only 3.4GB. If I can expand my iso, i'll enlarge that with more... pizazz

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I split the file install.wim in install.swm and install2.swm

In the first dvd I have the complete structure of the dvd and sources I have copied the file install.swm in the second dvd I created the directory sources and here I have copied the file install2.swm

Unfortunately it does not work the first dvd:

windowsvistax64edition2.th.png

I copied the first dvd file Autounattended.xml, and 'he the problem?

Thanks !!

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This problem seems to exist with USB keys as well - I have a 4GB key and a 64GB key, and I cannot get the installation of Vista OR Windows 7 to work from the 64GB key, unless it has only a 4GB partition (and nothing else). the 4GB key obviously works fine, and my previous 8GB key had the same problems. I believe there's some sort of issue with images larger than 4.7GB, so I'll file the bug. We'll see if this is expected or not.

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This problem seems to exist with USB keys as well - I have a 4GB key and a 64GB key, and I cannot get the installation of Vista OR Windows 7 to work from the 64GB key, unless it has only a 4GB partition (and nothing else). the 4GB key obviously works fine, and my previous 8GB key had the same problems. I believe there's some sort of issue with images larger than 4.7GB, so I'll file the bug. We'll see if this is expected or not.

That's odd, I install Vista from my 16GB USB all the time, no partitions on it or anything :/

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I split the file install.wim in install.swm and install2.swm

In the first dvd I have the complete structure of the dvd and sources I have copied the file install.swm in the second dvd I created the directory sources and here I have copied the file install2.swm

Unfortunately it does not work the first dvd:

windowsvistax64edition2.th.png

I copied the first dvd file Autounattended.xml, and 'he the problem?

Thanks !!

however I have already solved the problem ... but I prefer to keep a professional secret. Since I did not ask for help how do you

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