Holy f*** that was a pain in the a$$!!!
Finally got it to work. What a pain.
First, the I used ISOLINUX to make my boot menus - which included my DOS boot disk, an NTFS-capable DOS boot disk, Spinrite, WinXP installer, and a password recovery boot disk. Fairly simple.
Now...Acronis Disk Director wasn't so simple. First, have it burn it's little bootable cd. Check.
Next, have UltraISO make an ISO of it - check.
Now, to get the boot image...spend several hours online digging trying to find out how to extract the ENTIRE boot image.
Stumble upon WinISO; download and try trial version. It extracts the correct boot image (about 15MB). Problem: it's in an odd-ball format (WinISO's own WBT boot info format).
Say f-it and slap it on the disk; ISOLINUX fails to load the image. Big surprise.
Finally, stumple across www.911cd.net's
forums. Find out about CD Shell and BCDW.
Spend about 1/2hr messing with CDShell. Swear at computer.
Download BCDW program (20min+ for a < 500KB file; site is hosted on some obscure Russian server - luckily with an english translation) - tell myself it's the last f-ing thing I'm going to try.
See message saying to rename the ADD ISO file to .wbt, and load it with BCDW.
Experiment with BCDW, trying about 10+ minor variants of the ini files. No dice. Thank the powers that be that I have UltraISO and VMWare - no burning/rebooting 500 million times needed.
About to give up; copy actual WBT file to ISO, tweak INI files (again), try it.
About fall out of chair when it actually WORKS.
All this so I only need one CD to setup a pc. Sigh....
Soon to be proud user of Mandrake 10 (again!). SuSE 9 sucks!