How to boot from an iso 'image'

vbimport

#1

How can i boot from a ‘bootable iso image’ stored on my hard disc? So i don’t have to write a cd or dvd if that’s possible.

I had read about it some months ago in some magazine. I don’t remember what was it. Any help would be appreciated.


#2

You could use [B]Acronis True Image Home 10.0[/B]


#3

you need a pc emulator to do that (its basicly a software that provides you a sort of virtual pc that you can do nearly everything in it like in your real one , except it doesnt affect you real one in any way (what happens within the virtual pc stays there…) , use virtual pc or virtualbox (both freeware)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=04D26402-3199-48A3-AFA2-2DC0B40A73B6&displaylang=en
http://www.virtualbox.org

@StormJumper i honestly dont see how acronis trueimage got anything to do with it


#4

I believe it will create a Bootable ISO image of your system


#5

of course it will , it is a hard disk backup (imaging) software after all , but notice the topic starter asked how he can boot an iso file without burnning it… which have absolutely nothing to do with disk imaging


#6

PLEASE NOTE I have the program and also have a Bootable ISO Image on my second HD that it made of my system it also made files on a floppy to access the Bootable ISO Image


#7

Only chance is to use some emulation or visualization software like VMWare, otherwise you would reset the computer and it could get no info/notice about the image to boot from…


#8

Bumping this thread because I found a great product through another obscure forum listing and wanted people to know. MobaLiveCD was an extremely simple solution – no installation required. It worked great for me and it’s free. I am thrilled not to have to go through all of this virtual machine installation hassle. – but you can use it like Virtual PC too. http://mobalivecd.mobatek.net/en/


#9

… sigh… too many fools…
I know it’s old but here is the solution:

Isoemu
There you go
http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=8955&st=0

You will want to use this with easyBCD


#10

[QUOTE=lampuiho;2601696]… sigh… too many fools…
I know it’s old but here is the solution:

Isoemu
There you go
http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=8955&st=0

You will want to use this with easyBCD[/QUOTE]

Thanks, I had the same question as the OP. I like how in a question about booting from an ISO (simple) we get an ISO burner and a QEmu frontend.


#11

Actually, new versions of easyBCD also allow you to config for booting from ISO (no need fro isoemu anymore). But this still won’t let you install OS directly from a windows ISO. You can, however, boot into a liveCD OS to perform backup or do other things.