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Windows 7: Burning An ISO To Be Bootable

08 Mar 2010   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Windows 7 will burn a iso file and make it bootable.
Burn Disc Image - ISO or IMG file
With that, Nero and Imgburn there's prolly at least 3 applications fighting over the optical drive... depending on what crapware was also thrown on. Best to go with one versatile app that's the same on all Windows flavors.

Job #1 is get InCD off if it's on. Job #2 is run the Nero removal tool. Job #3 is disable W7 burnng.
While I understand what you are saying, I'm not inclined to disable my other burning software on the chance that ImgBurn is okay. That's too much too soon.


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08 Mar 2010   #12
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

If its a DVD and you chose to verify it, it will take a while. I would re-burn the .iso with a quality disc @ 4x.
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08 Mar 2010   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
If its a DVD and you chose to verify it, it will take a while. I would re-burn the .iso with a quality disc @ 4x.
If you check the log, you will see that the verification took almost no time. The quality of the disk is quite good (Verbatim). The only part that I might agree with is burning at a slower speed, but there were only two choices...ASW, which I assume is automatic and MAX. In any case, the speed selection had nothing to do with the program taking as long as it did.

LightScribe is still burning the label, but I shall try installing with the disk as is, and see what happens, before trying anything else.
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08 Mar 2010   #14
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
If its a DVD and you chose to verify it, it will take a while. I would re-burn the .iso with a quality disc @ 4x.
If you check the log, you will see that the verification took almost no time. The quality of the disk is quite good (Verbatim). The only part that I might agree with is burning at a slower speed, but there were only two choices...ASW, which I assume is automatic and MAX. In any case, the speed selection had nothing to do with the program taking as long as it did.

LightScribe is still burning the label, but I shall try installing with the disk as is, and see what happens, before trying anything else.
I'll be surprised if LightScribe actually works.
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08 Mar 2010   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
If its a DVD and you chose to verify it, it will take a while. I would re-burn the .iso with a quality disc @ 4x.
If you check the log, you will see that the verification took almost no time. The quality of the disk is quite good (Verbatim). The only part that I might agree with is burning at a slower speed, but there were only two choices...ASW, which I assume is automatic and MAX. In any case, the speed selection had nothing to do with the program taking as long as it did.

LightScribe is still burning the label, but I shall try installing with the disk as is, and see what happens, before trying anything else.
I'll be surprised if LightScribe actually works.
I don't know why you say that, because it usually works for me.
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08 Mar 2010   #16
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I ran the disk through the SuSe Media Check and it pass, but when it got to the far end, I could hear the drive slow down and speed up several times, which would seem to indicate that it was having a problem reading portions of the disk.

I'm going ahead with the installation, if nothing else, just to see what happens.
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08 Mar 2010   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Using Control Panel | Programs and Features you need to uninstall Nero also uninstall ImgBurn (although I've had it play well with Win7)

Nero is notorious for not being well-behaved.

Follow the link given to you by Myzr7.

If you will right-click on your .iso file then you will see in big black letters at the top of that list "Burn disk image"
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09 Mar 2010   #18
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Windows 7 will burn a iso file and make it bootable.
Burn Disc Image - ISO or IMG file
With that, Nero and Imgburn there's prolly at least 3 applications fighting over the optical drive... depending on what crapware was also thrown on. Best to go with one versatile app that's the same on all Windows flavors.

Job #1 is get InCD off if it's on. Job #2 is run the Nero removal tool. Job #3 is disable W7 burnng.
While I understand what you are saying, I'm not inclined to disable my other burning software on the chance that ImgBurn is okay. That's too much too soon.
I can understand the feeling if you are new to it. When I first started burning I was glad to buy Nero as it was sort of a does it all with the kitchen sink thrown in app. But if you lurk on any of the media conversion and burning groups I think you'll find the consensus is it's best to have one burning app called Imgburn for DVD anyway. For audio CDs I use CDBurnerXP and Burrrn portable depending on my mood, if I want to print a cover etc.. But the CD only apps like CDBurnerXP and Burrrn tend not to try to hog the optical disc when not used.

As you get into using particular converters or muxers or authoring software for particular jobs, after awhile it starts to irritate when Nero makes assumptions about what you are trying to do. You have more control with individual apps.
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09 Mar 2010   #19
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Nero isn't know for playing well with other software.

With Imgburn I recommend Lock Volume Exclusive Access
in Tools=>Settings=>Write Tab as shown in the screen shot.

Then if another software is trying to control the drive, Imgburn should give an error.

You can make all the data discs of .iso images with Nero you want, but I've never seen one boot. You need to use a special option in one of the menus to burn an image.

I haven't used Nero since Ultra version 6 so I forget which menu it's in.

btw do you by any chance have InCD installed? That will hose your burning guaranteed. It's a disaster waiting to happen.
I will grope through Nero later to see what I can find, but where ever it may be, it is not obvious. I haven't actually tried to install SuSe from the disk yet, but I did test whether it would boot or not, and it did get that far, so maybe it will stay the course.

I don't have InCD installed, but I do have SecureDisk installed.
Glad you got a good burn. I used to play around a bit with Linux myself. At various times I tried Slackware, Red Hat, Mandrake, Ubuntu, Debian and a few others. Slackware was the most frustrating but I learned the most with it. You had to configure X from scratch pretty much if you wanted to run it. And of course you had to modify all the scripts in /etc no little applets to tweak settings. Once you got something to work though, it almost never broke. I don't think I ever had a hardware lock on Slackware 3.0.

The Mandrake is nice for single CD installs with broadband. They still have a one CD install called Mandriva One CD or something. Same deal. It sets up Linux, you pick additional packages from the menus and it downloads them right then from the internet. First boot you come up to X with all the packages installed. No messing around.
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09 Mar 2010   #20
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

So far so good. I finished the installation of SuSe...finally. While it seems that they have trimmed down the packages that can be installed from the DVD, and that part of the installation is a whiz, running the online patch update took an eternity.

I haven't had time to check everything out, but it's going better than at times in the past. At least the internet connection and sound are configured and working, next comes the printer. I tried to set it up during the installation, but that failed, so I will have to try again.
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