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How to make bootable CD with WinOnCD 5

Postby damon on Thu Jan 16, 2003 4:59 pm

I want to make bootable win98 CD from bootable diskette. I start NEW-BOOTABLE CD and then I gave boot from partition A: but no files appears. How can I make bootable CD??? :(
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Postby Han on Thu Jan 16, 2003 5:13 pm

The floppy disk needs to be formatted with the DOS Format command (in Windows 9x: FORMAT A: /S) and also contain a config.sys and autoexec.bat file.

The config.sys file typically contains the instructions to load your DOS CD/DVD-ROM driver while the autoexec.bat file contains the instructions to load Microsoft’s DOS CD-ROM Extensions (i.e. mscdex.exe).

Please consult your system’s documentation for the proper way to load your DOS CD/DVD-ROM driver and mscdex.exe. You should test this configuration with your bootable floppy disk before you make a bootable disc. If your target system boots properly with the floppy disk, and assigns a drive letter for the CD/DVD-ROM drive on that system, you are ready to make a bootable disc.

1. Start a new WinOnCD data project.
2. Click Bootable Disc Properties in the Project Toolbar.
3. In the Bootable Disc tab, select Create a bootable disc using data from partition and choose A: for a bootable floppy.
4. When you are ready to record, click the Record tab in the Project Toolbar.

You'll see no files on that floppy in WinOnCD - that's normal. Data will be transfered from the floppy and recorded to the bootable section of the CD...

I strongly suggest you try this on CDRW disc first to make sure the procedure is working.
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