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iQubed Blog » You gotta love Linux - why, you can do this on Windows too

 I saw this over at Vijay's blog and remember these commands from my *nix days.  I then thought, well I do these on Windows, so I had better share how to do it on Windows too.

1st - create DVDs and CDs from ISOs - get the MS utility from the Server 2003 Resource Kit - CDBurn.exe and DVDBurn.exe - from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&DisplayLang=en

2nd - mount ISOs on XP & Vista - use the tool located at Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel for Windows XP - note on Vista as it loads a device driver you need to run from an elevated CMD prompt and then you will only be able to access the drive you create from tasks running as admin, such as the elevated cmd prompt.

There are 3rd party tools that also do this, such as daemon tools too (and then the non-admin parts of Vista work too)

You gotta love Linux

March 20th, 2007 by vijay

I was loving Linux today because I needed to download an ISO, the IBM ServeRAID 7K bootable CD. I used Linux to download the ISO then burn the ISO to CD using “cdrecord”. I was able to mount the ISO on the local filesystem using the following command

mount -o -loop -t iso9660 filename.iso /mnt/iso

This allows you to browse the contents of the ISO without writing it to CD. There’s not a native tool in Vista to write ISOs, so having Linux around was great.

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Posted Fri, Mar 23 2007 3:12 AM by David Overton


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