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Creating a Bootable CD / DVD with Home Server

    Question

  • Hi Everyone,

    I'm having trouble creating a bootable DVD from the WHS iso image that I downloaded from this website.  Does anybody have any guides on how this is done?

    I appreciate any help I can get on this.  I've created a few DVDs for WHS but none of them are bootable.

    Thanks,

    Vapor001

    Thursday, March 08, 2007 6:46 AM

Answers

  • The iso is an exact copy of the original CD/DVD. This means you will have to make sure the DVD you are burning becomes an exact copy of the iso image, don't just copy the iso file to the DVD (you can check this by looking at the DVD's you created; when you explore them, do you see the .iso file?)

    I don't know which burning software you use, try looking for the option to burn an iso image to disc.

    There's lots of burning utilities around, I used DeepBurner Portable to burn the WHS DVD. You can find it on http://www.deepburner.com/ When you start the software it will come-up with a window "Select Project Type"; select the third option "Burn ISO image" and you are good to go.

     

    Thursday, March 08, 2007 8:14 AM
  • As previous reply says, don't use the in-built windows burning utils, they don't appear to work (at least the vista one didn't for me). You need a program which supports image burning, I used a free one called imgburn, available from http://www.imgburn.com
    Thursday, March 08, 2007 9:21 AM

All replies

  • The iso is an exact copy of the original CD/DVD. This means you will have to make sure the DVD you are burning becomes an exact copy of the iso image, don't just copy the iso file to the DVD (you can check this by looking at the DVD's you created; when you explore them, do you see the .iso file?)

    I don't know which burning software you use, try looking for the option to burn an iso image to disc.

    There's lots of burning utilities around, I used DeepBurner Portable to burn the WHS DVD. You can find it on http://www.deepburner.com/ When you start the software it will come-up with a window "Select Project Type"; select the third option "Burn ISO image" and you are good to go.

     

    Thursday, March 08, 2007 8:14 AM
  • As previous reply says, don't use the in-built windows burning utils, they don't appear to work (at least the vista one didn't for me). You need a program which supports image burning, I used a free one called imgburn, available from http://www.imgburn.com
    Thursday, March 08, 2007 9:21 AM
  • Tim and Rob,

    Thank you very much for the ideas.  I think my problem was that I was trying to use the built-in Vista burning utilities.  I'll try the two options you guys posted and post again if I have any questions.

    Thanks Again for all your help.

    Thursday, March 08, 2007 1:32 PM
  •  vapor001 wrote:

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm having trouble creating a bootable DVD from the WHS iso image that I downloaded from this website.  Does anybody have any guides on how this is done?

    I appreciate any help I can get on this.  I've created a few DVDs for WHS but none of them are bootable.

    Thanks,

    Vapor001

     

    i found that when i burnt at the highest speed i could the dvd gave crc errors - tried it at a lower burning speed and success.

    try that and see how you get on

     

    Pete

    Thursday, March 08, 2007 7:35 PM
  • I am surprised there isn't more straightforward advice on msdn. I guess once you know how to do this you will never forget. I used nero to move my iso files onto DVD. From the nero startsmart section, select copy and backup and then burn image to disc. I then selected  a lower write speed, and hey presto job done.

     

     

    Monday, April 23, 2007 10:22 AM