Bootable CD

I’m trying to add some sevice pack directories to a Win2000 CD in order to streamline a rollout to several workstations. I’ve now discovered the “Bootable CD” option in EZ CD Creator but can’t figure out the proper options. I know to use “no emulation” 'cause when I boot from the original it says “boot ATAPI no emulation” on the screen. But I don’t know if I need to change the default load segment (0x7c0), the sector count (1), nor do I know where to point it for the location of the bootable image. I’ve burned numerous CDs with different options but when I start a system up they hang at the “boot ATAPI no emulation” screen. Any info is greatly appreciated.

I think you mean slipstreaming Windows 2000 with integrated service packs and fixes. First the load sector is 07C0h, the default you show. The sector count is 4 for 4 x (512 byte sectors) needed to load Windows NT v4.0, 2000, or XP. You can extract the boot image from your bootable Windows 2000 CD or it may be beneficial to use the a boot image from Windows XP which request a key press to continue installation thus preventing an “accidental installation.” If you do this other steps are necessary, however. I think it would be better to refer you to Bink’s site for instructions on the how to do this rather than lay it all out here: http://www.bink.nu/Bootcd/default.htm
You can do a search on Google.com for slipstream Windows 2000. There are many sites with full instructions on how to do this. Good luck

Wow, that’s perfect! Thanks for the link. I was just going to add the Service Pack files and manually install them after Win2000 was installed. But this “slipstream” thing would be great. Might you know where I can find out more about creating a slipstream installation?

@dpowell: “Might you know where I can find out more about creating a slipstream installation?”
To sum it up in one word Search!
Stephen Bink’s site http://www.bink.nu/Bootcd/default.htm, the site I gave you is a good start, even a usable finish. You should try google.com, microsoft.com, and don’t forget club.cdfreaks.com. There are even some links here. Search on the word “slipstream.”
This procedure can be done for MS office, and various NT operating system derivatives. There are many step by step procedures, and manuals for doing this. One thing that these manuals tend to forget is that you need to update you boot disc images in the process. Good Luck Again!

an easier way that i’ve found to slipstream installation discs and keep them bootable is to use WinISO to extract the original cd image, which keeps the boot image intact. then u can slipstream the files the normal way (not directly on the cd image tho), and afterwards just replace the original /i386/ folder in the cd image with the new /i386/ folder u just integrated, as well as copying over any other new files the slipstreaming created (for example, winxp sp1 creates a new “WIN51IP.SP1” file in the root of the cd).

with this method i don’t need to have a separate boot image handy or bother with the boot image settings.

for further streamlining of windows installs, u can also create unattended install files which will automatically choose options and answer questions for u during the install, including entering the cd key so u have no need to have it written down.

There’s a free program our there called Windows Compact Disk Management Script (WINCDMAN) that can slipstream, silent install, etc., etc., etc.

I would post the link, but I wouldn’t imagine that it’s allowed in this case.

Just do a search on google and you should be able to find it OK. :slight_smile:

It’s not the best tool/program in the world, but it’s worth giving a shot (especially since it’s free, lol). :slight_smile:

~Hitman4life

@dpowell: In my earlier post I meant the floppy boot disc images, for a floppy install, which are on the Windows 2000 CD, not to be confused with the CD image.

@Hitman4life: I think WINCDMAN (Windows Compact Disk Management Script) is much more than is needed for just a simple slipstream. I hope I’m not wrong but I don’t see a problem giving a link to WINCDMAN, on the one of the University of Wisconsin’s web pages.
http://berns.cae.wisc.edu/wincdman/

This is from another forum. A guy posted how to slipstream SATA RAID drivers to bootable XP pro CD for an installation without having to use a floppy for drivers.
I know it’s not quite the same thing, but others that replied asked how to do the very same thing you are attempting.

Check it out

slipstream a boot CD

Hope that helps

two excellent sources for making bootable Cd’s and slipstreaming service packs are.

http://www.nu2.nu/

http://www.tacktech.com/

another excellent resource is.

http://www.labmice.net/

I’ve now got a bootable CD with SP2 and the desired registry entries. Thanks to all for the great input!