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Windows 7: Burning An ISO To Be Bootable

08 Mar 2010   #1
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
Burning An ISO To Be Bootable

I've downloaded SuSe 11.2 iso, and need to burn it to a DVD, so that it becomes installable. I tried using Nero 8, to burn a data DVD, which was fine, except it wasn't bootable. I've done this before, and I thought that I used Nero, but apparently I'm forgetting something...what?


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08 Mar 2010   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Use Imgburn. Click "Write image file to disc" then just drag & drop the .iso onto Imgburn.

Hit the obvious button to start writing.

It's free software:

http://www.imgburn.com/
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08 Mar 2010   #3
seekermeister

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

Thanks, I installed and ran ImgBurn, but it doesn't feel right. It proceeded normally, until it got 80% finished burning, then sat idle for ~2 minutes, then fired up again and finished the writing of tracks, then stopped again at 95%, where it says that it is finalizing the disk, but it has been sitting there with no signs of life for 10 minutes. I have a feeling that I have another coaster to add to the collection. The log says nothing about verifying the burn, even though that checkbox is marked. Here is the log:

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I 19:04:48 ImgBurn Version 2.5.0.0 started!
I 19:04:48 Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64 Edition (6.1, Build 7600)
I 19:04:48 Total Physical Memory: 3,145,000 KB - Available: 1,090,800 KB
I 19:04:48 Initialising SPTI...
I 19:04:48 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 19:04:48 Found 2 DVD±RW/RAMs!
I 19:09:15 Operation Started!
I 19:09:15 Source File: D:\SysMan\Linux\openSUSE-11.2-DVD-x86_64.iso
I 19:09:15 Source File Sectors: 2,271,949 (MODE1/2048)
I 19:09:15 Source File Size: 4,652,951,552 bytes
I 19:09:15 Source File Volume Identifier: CDROM
I 19:09:15 Source File Application Identifier: GENISOIMAGE ISO 9660/HFS FILESYSTEM CREATOR (C) 1993 E.YOUNGDALE (C) 1997-2006 J.PEARSON/J.SCHILLING (C) 2006-2007 CDRKIT TEAM
I 19:09:15 Source File Implementation Identifier: md5sum=8cb6aeab94973ce0924123fb3edbe137
I 19:09:15 Source File File System(s): ISO9660 (Bootable), Joliet
I 19:09:15 Destination Device: [1:0:0] TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S202N SB01 (Y (ATA)
I 19:09:15 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: MCC-004-00) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 18x, 20x)
I 19:09:15 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104
I 19:09:15 Write Mode: DVD
I 19:09:15 Write Type: DAO
I 19:09:15 Write Speed: MAX
I 19:09:16 DVD+R Reserve Track: No
I 19:09:16 Link Size: Auto
I 19:09:16 Lock Volume: Yes
I 19:09:16 Test Mode: No
I 19:09:16 OPC: No
I 19:09:16 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 19:09:16 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM
I 19:09:19 Filling Buffer... (40 MB)
I 19:09:19 Writing LeadIn...
I 19:09:37 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2271948)
I 19:09:37 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2271948)
I 19:15:48 Synchronising Cache...
I 19:15:56 Closing Track...
I 19:15:59 Finalising Disc...
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08 Mar 2010   #4
ccatlett1984

 

Sounds like you need to re-download the iso.
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08 Mar 2010   #5
seekermeister

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

I would agree if the only stall was during the burning of the iso, but since it has permanently stalled finalizing the disk, after completing the tracks, I get the impression that the problem is the burner, rather than the iso. Nero didn't have any problems writing the same iso.
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08 Mar 2010   #6
seekermeister

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

Weird. Instead of closing the burner, I left it going and forgot about it. Just a few minutes ago, a strange tune played from the computer which I couldn't find the cause of, until clearing the windows on the desktop and saw a little dialog box proudly boasting that it had successfully completed the burn...nearly 2 hours later. Here is the remainder of the log:

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I 20:45:06 Exporting Graph Data...
I 20:45:06 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Administrator.Newhope\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_SH-S202N_SB01_MONDAY-MARCH-08-2010_7-09_PM_MCC-004-00_MAX.ibg
I 20:45:06 Export Successfully Completed!
I 20:45:06 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 01:35:50
I 20:45:06 Average Write Rate: 12,280 KB/s (8.9x) - Maximum Write Rate: 27,636 KB/s (20.0x)
I 20:45:06 Cycling Tray before Verify...
W 20:45:13 Waiting for device to become ready...
I 20:45:26 Device Ready!
I 20:45:27 Operation Started!
I 20:45:27 Source Device: [1:0:0] TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S202N SB01 (Y (ATA)
I 20:45:27 Source Media Type: DVD+R (Book Type: DVD-ROM) (Disc ID: MCC-004-00) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 18x, 20x)
I 20:45:27 Image File: D:\SysMan\Linux\openSUSE-11.2-DVD-x86_64.iso
I 20:45:27 Image File Sectors: 2,271,949 (MODE1/2048)
I 20:45:27 Image File Size: 4,652,951,552 bytes
I 20:45:27 Image File Volume Identifier: CDROM
I 20:45:27 Image File Application Identifier: GENISOIMAGE ISO 9660/HFS FILESYSTEM CREATOR (C) 1993 E.YOUNGDALE (C) 1997-2006 J.PEARSON/J.SCHILLING (C) 2006-2007 CDRKIT TEAM
I 20:45:27 Image File Implementation Identifier: md5sum=8cb6aeab94973ce0924123fb3edbe137
I 20:45:27 Image File File System(s): ISO9660 (Bootable), Joliet
I 20:45:27 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / MAX
I 20:45:27 Verifying Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2271948)
I 20:45:27 Verifying Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2271948)
I 20:51:41 Exporting Graph Data...
I 20:51:41 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Administrator.Newhope\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_SH-S202N_SB01_MONDAY-MARCH-08-2010_7-09_PM_MCC-004-00_MAX.ibg
I 20:51:41 Export Successfully Completed!
I 20:51:41 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:06:09
I 20:51:41 Average Verify Rate: 12,314 KB/s (8.9x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 22,389 KB/s (16.2x)
Any odds on whether it will work?
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08 Mar 2010   #7
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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.


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08 Mar 2010   #8
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Windows 7 will burn a iso file and make it bootable.
Burn Disc Image - ISO or IMG file
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08 Mar 2010   #9
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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.
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08 Mar 2010   #10
seekermeister

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

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.
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