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Windows 7: Can this be done?

19 Jun 2012   #1

 
 
Can this be done?

I am trying to distribute a custom miniature operating system that I made (it's like linux).
I know that there are some people out there who may not understand how to mount an iso (image) file to a disk. Is it possible to create a MSI or EXE installer that will install a file to a disk?

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19 Jun 2012   #2

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

This is interesting... I do use a program for creating DVD home movies ( DVD Flick ) that at the end, calls image burning software (my default was ImgBurn) and runs it to Burn the new ISO image. This might be complicated code that allows for any burning program, but you could always specify to install ImgBurn and use that to burn the ISO.

So there is a way for a program to do this

Have the user install ImgBurn The Official ImgBurn Website

Then run the .exe

The .exe should have a command line execution to run imgburn with the following parameters

imgburn /mode build /buildoutputmode imagefile /DEST "e:\\<yourISOname>.iso" /src "c:\\<your_installation_location>" /VOLUMELABEL_ISO9660 "<yourtitle>" /VOLUMELABEL_UDF "<yourtitle>"


I think that will work. I looked at the forums for ImgBurn to see what could be done.




Hope that works... Also, welcome to Seven Forums
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19 Jun 2012   #3

 
 

What if the user has windows 7?
Windows 7 can burn images naively. You choose to burn a disk and select the iso file, and it will burn it without 3rd party software.
Is there some sort of way to specify windows to do this if the user has windows 7?
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19 Jun 2012   #4

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

looks like that is doable as well:

isoburn.exe /q "{drive letter}:\{path to image file}"
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19 Jun 2012   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
looks like that is doable as well:

isoburn.exe /q "{drive letter}:\{path to image file}"
This is what I was looking for- I'm good with cmd commands

Is there a way to check if there is a disk in a drive? Some computers will have different drive letters associated with the cd drive if other drives are in use.
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19 Jun 2012   #6

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

From the cmd, it doesn't look like you can check or verify the disk after burning. I am sure if you run that command though and there is no disk, it will prompt you.

you can also leave off the /q to start isoburn and I think verify is available there.

I know you can get the drive info by typing in wmic logicaldisk

This will give you a table with all the drive info, but not sure of any other parameters that can be used to specify the DVD drive alone.... wmic
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31 Aug 2012   #7

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

I just ran across this....

Have a bit of fun, and try this (thought I'd check the command-line switched for isoburn in the usual way)

ISOBURN /?
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