want to make a bootable cd from two floppy disks

Posted on 2005-04-19
Last Modified: 2006-11-18
hi all

I have two floppy disks one of them is simply a bootable dos and the other one contains ghost.exe , once the first floppy is booted , it will ask for the next floppy to be inserted to continue to load the ghost.exe. what i need is to combine these two in one cd so that it is bootable at the same time i do not have to insert a 2nd floppy. in short both of the floppies needs to be combined in one cd and the function remains the same i.e bootable+automatically loading ghost.exe;

Any help will be most appreciated.

Question by:ashm1
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    Assisted Solution

    There are few options here.

    If you want a good guide for this stuff, go to (you may need to register, for free). This site has plenty of guides, especially for this type of things (I've created a bootable Ghost cd from diskettes using their web site).
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    Expert Comment

    If you have Ahead Nero, you can choose to create a bootable CD and use your first boot floppy as the image.  Then just add ghost.exe to the CD compilation as a regular file and burn the CD.

    The CD should then copy the files from your bootable CD and boot using that image and then you can access ghost off of the CD like regular.
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    Accepted Solution

    Download and install WinImage Lauch WinImage, insert the first floppy, go to "Disk", "Read Disk", this will add the files from the floppy to a boot image. Next go to "Image", "Change Format" and use the "2.88 MB" option under "Standard Format". Add whatever files needed by dragging and dropping into the image. Once completed go to "File", "Save As..." change the save as type to IMA enter a file name and click save. Next open Nero and start a Boot CD-ROM project. Under the boot tab select image file and click the browse button and locate the newly created IMA file. Change "Kind of Emulation" to "Floppy Emulation 2.88MB" and burn the CD no need to change any other options.


    Author Comment

    Hearty thanks to all,

    I do appreciate your valuable suggestions and comments.

    Thanks again.

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