We are about to respond to a RFP for a fairly unique project. The application needs to boot from a CD and run similar to Symantec AntiVirus or Ghost. I am starting my homework today on what options are available to create the bootable CD and how that will need to be licensed (Licensing is a key factor). Obviously I don't want to reinvent the wheel so the "Best Case' scenario would be a company who offers a product that creates an enviroment that will run a 16 bit or 32 bit application we will create.
We could "Hack off" enough of the Windows install disk to create a Windows Boot CD but according to our legal weenie that would be frowned upon by the licensing guys at Microsoft and get us and our client in hot water so we don't want to do that.
The key to my questions is not how to create the CD, but how to create a Legal Licensed Bootable CD with an OS to run a custom app.
Any advice you have is greatly appreciated.