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#1 josheee12


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Posted 21 December 2008 - 01:36 PM

is it possible to boot a cd image from a hd?

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 03:16 PM

Exactly what are you trying to do?

The purpose of a boot mechanism is (normally) to get into the operating system. That can be accomplished by any number of means, including the hard drive and optical drive or CD/DVD drive.


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Posted 21 December 2008 - 03:55 PM

If you mean you want to boot your computer using a CD image file (like an ISO file) which resides on your hard drive, then no it's not possible.

You will need to burn the image to an actual CD in order to boot from it. (Image burning tutorial)

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