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 PostPost subject: booting win 3.11 off of a cd        Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:12 pm 
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i was wondering, ive been monkeying with the virtual floppy images here (the one w/NTFS support):
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is there any way of booting this off of a cd? that would be way more useful, i've tried several methods, but each time, my computer completely ignores the CD's existance, i have it set up so that my computer tries booting from CD first, still no luck... any ideas on what i may have missed? Thanks. :D

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:20 pm 
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Fire up your CD burning app, tell it you want to create a bootable CD and when it asks you for the emulation type, select Floppy emulation. Then, select the image of the boot disk as the boot image. Burn the CD. Done (if everything goes fine). Which were the methods you tried?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:35 pm 
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thanks for the tip!my methods were pretty um... well, stupid to put it bluntly... i used Sonic digitalmedia, and the usual built-in burners in xp pro and vista home premium..., by the way, what cd writers would you suggest that have floppy emulation? its the first ive heard of this...

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:42 pm 
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It does not depend on the CD writer (neither on the device nor on the app you use, you just need an app that is able to burn a bootable CD such as Nero). There are usually three ways to create a bootable CD. 1) Floppy emulation which will use a small boot image written to the CD and treat it as if it were a floppy drive; 2) Hard disk emulation which will treat the bootable CD as if it were a HD after booting off of it and 3) no emulation which is used by the Windows NT (and newer) setup CDs, for example. Well, to make it short, just get ahold of a burning app that can burn bootable CDs (that built-in stuff of Windows won't work as it can only burn standard data or audio CDs) and tell it to burn a bootable CD using floppy emulation, point it to the floppy image when it asks which one to use.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:55 pm 
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thanks a lot empireum! this ought to be good for a laugh in class soon. :D
anything to spice up learning databases.

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