Software for Multi-boot DVD

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    crookbond New Member

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    Hi,

    I want to know any Multi-boot creator software.

    I came to know about easyboot but it is not much good.

    Does anyone have any idea about any different software
     
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    Its not a software but an excellent guide for doing this...

    http://flyakite.msfn.org/

    Look under its download section for a complete PDF snapshot of the site..

    It was an excellent resource and worked perfectly for me.

    Hitesh
     
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    Ramakrishnan The Researcher

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    Can anyone tell me whether it is posible to write two or more bootable iso images to one dvd and when I start the dvd it should boot from the first image and after it is over then the next one etc. This I require to put the iso images of mandriva linux to a dvd and install the whole thing from it. Don't tell me to download the dvd iso image. I have neither the time and nor the resources to do that. Otherwise anybody from mumbai can give the DVD of mandriva linux.
     
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    A few years ago I wanted to do the exact reverse..i had got a bootable dvd and wanted to make cds out of it..

    Here is sumthing you can try...not sure if it'll work or not but pretty hopeful :)

    But before that here are somethings that you should know:
    1. Usually only the first CD is bootable.
    2. Not all iso images are bootable (in your case i am not sure that all images will be bootable which is actually a good thing)

    Approach 1:
    1. Extract the boot image (from cd1) for a floppy install
    2. Extract all the files from images onto separate folders
    3. Burn a DVD or image with its boot sector as that of the floppy and put folders as data
    4. Boot with it and try installing it as a network install

    :!: Better make an image file first and try it on a virtual PC or VMWare or something like that

    Approach 2:
    1. Extract the original boot sector of cd1
    2. Find out which file contains the file-list,& download the same for DVD from internet
    3. Extract all the files from images into single folder
    3. Replace the file-list with one you downloaded from net
    4. Burn a DVD or image with its boot sector as that of the CD1 and put folder as data following same hierarchy.

    This should be as good as a DVD but file ordering will be a lot different (so MD5 Checksum wont match). Ultimately end user feel no difference.

    All these re based on trial-&-error and are time consuming, so use your discretion.

    Do tell me the results in case you try any of these. And yes most welcome for any clarification

    Hitesh Gupta
     
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    Is there no post, which can help me.

    Moderators help me.
     
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