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Create a Windows bootable CD/DVD with mkisofs UNIX
To create a bootable Windows XP CD/DVD using your Mac, you need:
  1. mkisofs -- a Linux program to create ISO file systems. This hint covers the installation of mkisofs for another purpose.
  2. Your Windows boot.img file. It is the boot image from the original CD of Windows XP (2048 bytes).
Copy all files (boot.img, mkisofs, and all from the Windows CD) into one folder, then cd to that folder in Terminal. Once there, here is the correct command to create working bootable Windows CD: [robg adds: I haven't tested this one.]
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Create a Windows bootable CD/DVD with mkisofs
Authored by: altotus on Apr 23, '08 06:35:22PM

One might note that mkisofs is not necessary at all. The hdiutil tool provided with Mac OS X already does all this (and a little more) -- it's essentially a superset of mkisofs.

Also, for Linux, mkhybrid would be the successor to mkisofs.



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Create a Windows bootable CD/DVD with mkisofs
Authored by: rloomans on Apr 23, '08 11:52:34PM
One might note that mkisofs is not necessary at all. The hdiutil tool provided with Mac OS X already does all this (and a little more) -- it's essentially a superset of mkisofs.
Not quite. There is some overlap in functionality, but there are many thing you can do with one you can't with the other. mkisofs has it's strength in creating CD and DVD images. hdiutil has it's in manipulating Mac OS X disk images.
Also, for Linux, mkhybrid would be the successor to mkisofs.
mkhybrid is an old fork of mkisofs from before mkisofs supported hybrid images. mkisofs is actively maintained has since gained all of the capabilities of mkhybrid and more.

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Create a Windows bootable CD/DVD with mkisofs
Authored by: djdawson on Apr 24, '08 06:26:39AM

So what's the magic for getting the "boot.img" file off the original Windows XP CD? It's not visible if you just pop the CD in your drive and look for it in the Finder (or in a shell in the Terminal).



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Create a Windows bootable CD/DVD with mkisofs
Authored by: plecostomus on Sep 12, '09 10:38:23PM

On a PC the command should be:

mkisofs -b boot.img -no-emul-boot -boot-load-seg 1984 -boot-load-size 4 -iso-level 2 -J -joliet-long -l -D -relaxed-filenames -N -V XPSP3 -v -o "c:\WinXP.iso" c:\xpsp3\

Note:

This assumes the following:
You have the boot.img (rename from Microsoft Corporation.img) in the same directory as your Windows CD directory you'll be using to create the ISO.

The name of this directory is c:\xpsp3

The output ISO file will be located at c:\winxp.iso

You can use a free utility called ISO Recorder by Alex Feinman (Please donate) to burn it to your CD. Install it and afterwards you right click on the ISO file and click "Copy Image To CD".

Good Luck.



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