I’m curious to know if its possible to create a bootable, packet-writable cd. Does anyone have any references on the net instructing or informing to this end? My strategy would be to create an iso image of a packet-writable CD, and manually inject boot information pursuant to El Torito. I’m still having trouble successfully copying a DirectCD either directly to a cd on-the-fly or from unmodified image to cd. Any suggestions?
My knowledge so far of this is as follows:
- A bootable cd containing both an iso and a udf filesystem is
- Neither DirectCD nor InCd will write to such a cd
- Neither DirectCD nor InCd provide any explicit support for a
- Mount Rainier offers tacit support for a bootable CD. As far as
I know this means the specification provides some space for an iso
boot image, a boot catalog, and does not invade the 17th sector.
- After a quick look at sector 17 of a DirectCD cd and an InCD
I’ve gathered the following: DirectCD leaves the 17th pretty much wide
open, while InCD does not, and identifies the sector as belonging to
an InCD cd. On a bootable cd, sector 17 contains an absolute reference to the boot catalog, which in turn points to a boot image.
- Some Dos drivers exist to read udf