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How do I make bootable media which includes TestDisk?


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#1 RolandJS

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:37 PM

How do I make bootable media which includes TestDisk?

I have TestDisk files ready to load onto a DVD and a USB stick; mostly for use on Windows 7 NTFS HDs. How do I create a bootable DVD and a bootable USB stick that will have TestDisk ready to go to work?


Edited by hamluis, 20 May 2015 - 04:16 PM.
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Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:45 PM

Hi Roland :)

You can use ImgBurn to burn the TestDisk .iso to a CD or a DVD, and use YUMI to create a bootable USB with the .iso.

Note: ImgBurn comes with OpenCandy, you can delete it after (or uninstall the whole programs as whole after) if you want.

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 02:57 PM

Thanks, taking all of this home, can't do much "on the fly."


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Posted 20 May 2015 - 03:35 PM

How to burn ISO image using Windows Burn Disk Image.
 
Notice:  This applies only to Windows 7 and Windows 8, earlier versions do not have this.  
 
1.  Place a blank CD or DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
 
2.  After you have downloaded the ISO image you want to burn right click on the Start orb, then choose Windows Explorer.
 
3.  When Explorer opens click on Downloads in the left pane.  Scroll down till you find the ISO file you want and double click on it.  Click on Burn Disk Image.
 
4.  In the image below you will see Disk burner:, this should be set to the optical drive you want to use.  Click on Verify disc after burning if you want to Windows to verity the disc image after burn.  Click on burn.
 
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5.  In the image below you can see that the green progress bar, when the image is finished burning the bar will be filled.
 
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6.  After the image has completed being burned click on Close

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 04:29 PM

The only issue I have with the Windows Disc Image Burner is that it doesn't always work. Some .iso needs to be burned at a slower speed (x2 or x4) to make sure that they burn probably on a DVD, and that utility already failed me in the past because it doesn't offer that option. Otherwise, it's still good.

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 04:43 PM

I've used both and suggested both.  The Windows version is very simple by comparison, so I recommend it for Windows 7 and 8/8.1.  If it doesn't work you can always download Imgburn and use it.

 

Burning a ISO file to a CD or DVD with ImgBurn
 
To burn a ISO file to a CD or DVD with a computer with Windows Vista or earlier, please downlaod ImgBurn and install it.
 
Insert blank CD or DVD into your CD/DVD drive.
 
Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc.
 
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Click on the Browse for a file icon:
 
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Locate the ISO file you want to burn, and click on the Open button.
 
Click on the blue arrow to start burning the bootable CD.
 
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 10:53 AM

All, especially dc3, thanks for such informative advice!!  I got the ISO nailed down; however, TestDisk DOS files do not come in ISO form, so:  can I use RUFUS or something similar to set up a burn that will place a freeOS and the Test Disk DOS files onto both a DVD and then onto a USB stick?


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Posted 21 May 2015 - 11:47 AM

In what form do they come? Is that a folder that contains multiple files?

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 12:52 PM

Aura, correct, such come within a folder, containing individual files; both DOS & WIN TestDisk versions have no ISO; only files.


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Posted 21 May 2015 - 01:14 PM

In that case, you need to burn these files to the DVD. They are meant to be used from within the OS, and not as a "bootable utility". ImgBurn can do that. Look back at dc3's instructions on how to use ImgBurn to burn an .iso to a disk. The first option in the top right corner allows you to burn files/folders to a disk.

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 02:17 PM

Ok, when I get back home, will do the downloads, read the instructions, and report back, again, thanks all!


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Posted 21 May 2015 - 02:32 PM

No problem Roland, keep us updated :)

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