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    Network Boot CD

    OK i have a network boot CD which creates a random computer name and automatically detects network card and has a number of network card drivers installed the most common where i work.

    Trouble is my computer is kind of out of action after the air conditioning leaked all over it!!

    The source files are burnt to the boot sector of the CD so cannot be see/copied. IS there any way i can view the boot sector of a cd and extract/copy the source so i can edit it and create more cds??

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    Re: Network Boot CD

    if you have the iso you could use

    iso-extractor

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    Re: Network Boot CD

    this will extract the Master boot record

    Code:
    dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/home/me/bs.bin bs=512 count=1

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    Re: Network Boot CD

    im on a windows platform? how can i run this using windows?

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    Re: Network Boot CD

    load knoppix

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    Re: Network Boot CD

    ..... to ram

    forgot about it running from cd.

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    Re: Network Boot CD

    any how do i get knoppix to load to ram instead of from the cd?

    i could use virtual PC to run the knoppix dist?

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    Re: Network Boot CD

    Quote Originally Posted by danIT
    any how do i get knoppix to load to ram instead of from the cd?

    i could use virtual PC to run the knoppix dist?
    Yes that should work fine. If it is being iffy just get hold of VMWare Server.

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    Re: Network Boot CD

    any how do i get knoppix to load to ram instead of from the cd?
    at boot loader type
    Code:
    knoppix toram
    you'll need about a gig of ram

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    Re: Network Boot CD

    I didnt go for linux in the end, i used http://www.nu2.nu/bbie/ barts boot image extractor, to extract the boot sector to a bin file! voila, convert bin file!

    Im happy
    thanks

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