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Trying to use Isobuster to extract boot image

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#1 MaryBet82


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Posted 15 November 2010 - 02:46 PM

Edit: Got it to work. First I tried unchecking "Hide operating system files" under Folder Options. When that didn't work I reinstalled isobuster, this time associating all image file type extensions [not just the more common ones] w/ isobuster during the install. When the install was complete the winxp install cd in my external optical drive was mounted/loaded in isobuster w/ the cd > session 1 etc and the bootable disc visible. I selected it in the right pane, rightclicked it and extracted it per the tutorial instructions.

I don't know if associating the right image file extension to isobuster is necessary [I thought that was so that clicking on a file w/ that extension would open the file in isobuster] or if the reinstall simply fixed a problem w/ the first install.
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I'm trying to follow the tutorial on slipstreaming winxp and I installed the free version of isobuster to extract the boot image. The only option I can see to point isobuster at my winxp cd is File > Open image file. There isn't any image file in the open dialog box, tho, to select. The picture in the tutorial shows isobuster having cd > session 1 > track 01 in the left pane and the contents of the cd in the right pane w/ a bootable disc listed in the right pane I'm supposed to select. I don't know how to get isobuster to load the cd like that.

Do I need the paid version of isobuster to extract the boot image or is there something under Options I need to check?

Edited by MaryBet82, 16 November 2010 - 11:46 AM.

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#2 max7bg


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Posted 19 November 2010 - 08:20 AM


As I understood, you want to extract the image to hard disk...
Why don't you use Daemon Tools, mounth the image and easy extract it to computer...
I am doing like that...
Hope this will help... :thumbup2:


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