ISO to Zipdisk

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Graebob, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. Graebob

    Graebob Generally Random

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    Exactly what it says in the title really, I'm after some tech advice.

    I'm trying to find a way of getting a 31mb debian netinst ISO image onto a zipdisk so i can boot another boxen to install it.

    Standard CD burning software doesnt seem to be cutting it. Any ideas? :confused:
     
  2. Ohzopants

    Ohzopants My mom thinks I'm cool

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    don't you have a burner?
    I'd be surpirsed if you actually could install linux from a zipdisk anyway.
     
  3. Graebob

    Graebob Generally Random

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    nope i dont, i think i'm probly the last person who doesn't. i can't see any reason why not, if the mobo supports booting from zipdisk, just wondered if you could ^_^
     
  4. cryogenic

    cryogenic OSNN Addict

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    use winimage to extract the ISO's contents to the zip disk? as far as getting it to boot, that'd be a bit more interesting, as I'm not sure it could/would read the boot record in the ISO properly. I normally use daemon tools to open ISO's, but that mounts them as a virtual CD ROM drive
     
  5. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    I have a Knoppix image that'll boot from any device - pretty sure if bios permit then that could be zip drive .... but the questioj in my mind is - why?
     
  6. Graebob

    Graebob Generally Random

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    the only reason i wondered was because i didn't want to steal a CD from any of my Cd-Burner owning housemates. Seems it's more difficult than not so i'll get someone else to burn it.

    thanks anyway ^_^