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Folder2iso does not work.

Postby diowrite » Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:05 am

I downloaded Folder2iso to desktop.
Made sure Select Folder and Output Folder were in C:\.
Activated Folder2iso.
Pushed Select Folder and got Browse To window. Selected Source Folder and it was entered in box on Folder2iso window.
Then, I pressed Output Folder and got a Save As window. WTF?
The Folder I selected using Save As did not save to the appropriate box on the Folder2iso window. WTF?
So, I deleted Folder2iso and re-downloaded.
Tried again and got same result. I could not get an Output Folder.
Obviously, there is a problem.
Any help would be appreciated.
Regards,
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Maybe I figured something out

Postby diowrite » Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:57 pm

I'm not sure but I somehow got Folder2Iso to recognize an Output Folder?
I will be testing the created iso and see if it works.
I believe that Folder2Iso is far more complicated than one is led to believe.
I had to play a trick on my computer just to get a Folder to be recognized as a Ouput Folder. Sheesh!
However, when it works, it is a pretty cool program.
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Feeling like a newbie

Postby diowrite » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:23 am

With all my knowledge about computers, I am feeling like a newbie.
Oh, what a feeling.
So, I get Folder2Iso to make an Iso for me.
I then "write" the iso to a CDR and the CDR does not boot.
WTF?
If I try to "build" a bootable CDR using the Iso, Imageburn yells at me and says why "Build" when you can "write."
Not the best day of my life.
I am absolutely clueless.
My original mission was to take a zip and turn it into an iso. So, I extracted the zip to a file and then turned that file into an iso.
Then, I wanted to burn the iso to a CDR and have it be bootable.
Easier said than done.
Maybe I should just go fishing.
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Postby trustfm » Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:31 am

your cd must be bootable or not ?
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Thanks

Postby diowrite » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:37 am

Hi trustfm,
The CD must be bootable.
It will have an Operating System to install on it.
I have tried Folder2Iso and ImageBurn. Neither seems to work.
I have spent MANY DAYS on this.
I'm told that Folder2Iso changes a folder into an Iso. Maybe.
Then, when I try to burn the Iso made by Folder2Iso onto a CD, it is not bootable.
I'm told ImageBurn can change a folder into an Iso. Wishful thinking.
I'm told that ImageBurn can burn an Iso onto a CD and have it be bootable. Nonsense.
I have tried recording at a low rate. I have tried switching and renaming folders.
I have followed the step-by-step instructions. They are confusing or do not work.
I am more confused now than I was 10 days ago.
I am terribly frustrated.
Any assistance is appreciated.
Regards,
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Postby trustfm » Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:44 am

Try burning the folder in data mode with cdrtfe http://cdrtfe.sourceforge.net/ press the boot option and enable it !
It is freeware too !!!
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Postby diowrite » Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:45 pm

Hi trustfm,
Thank you for trying to help.
I downloaded the cdrtfe program and it is very cool. I think.
I told the program to take my iso folder and burn it to CD in data mode and have it be bootable.
Nothing happened.
Instead, shouldn't I take the Iso image folder and write it to CD? But then, I cannot make it bootable although it is supposed to be already bootable off a CD written from the Iso Folder.
I'll tell you, I am now SO clueless.
I'm surprised that I can even sit down and start up my computer.
I am convinced that even having worked with computers since 1967, I know nothing.
This is humbling.
The efforts to somehow make the program bootable off a CD after starting with a Zip file have taken two months.
I am left with no result, no success, and no understanding of how any of the programs I have tried even work.
VERY humbling.
I have read up on ISO, UDF, Joliet, Folder2Iso, ImgBurn, cdrtfe, and many others.
Surely what I am trying to do is not rocket science. Or, is it?
Many thanks for all the help.
Regards,
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Postby diowrite » Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:09 pm

Hi trustfm,
I think I have figured some stuff out.

If the Iso file is downloaded off the internet, then it should be bootable when burned onto CD.
This I have done before with success.

If the folder is a Zip with an OS, it can be burned to CD but then you only have a Zip on a CD.
If you want to change the zip, you extract it to a folder. Then, it is "unzipped." It may then be changed to an Iso using Folder2Iso. I'm not sure how I did it or how it is done. The Iso has the setup.exe from the unzipped folder in addition to the rest of OS stuff from the unzipped folder.
Burning the Iso Folder from the Computer onto a CD using ImgBurn did not produce a bootable CD. I do not know why.
Instead, when I booted up the computer, it went into the existing OS on the harddrive. The computer did not boot from the CD (yes, my bios settings were correct.) The CD can then only be accessed from My Computer. When the CD icon is clicked on, the setup.exe on the CD activates the OS Installation on the CD. This is not the desired result.
Obviously, I want the OS Installation to start with a boot from the CD.
Should I remove the setup.exe from the folder before making it an Iso?

ImgBurn only works when you have an Iso to burn onto CD. Yet, not every Iso burned onto CD will be bootable. Not sure why.

After reading everything I could about the following three programs, I am almost clueless.
Folder2Iso is still a mystery to me because Select Output can never be selected.
cdrtfe is also somewhat of a mystery to me. The settings are very confusing.
ImgBurn is a mystery to me because I do not understand the terms: Source, Destination, and Boot Image. They make no sense and could not be selected with ANY logical process.

I've learned alot but I have more questions than answers.

Hope I've given enough info to let you see where I've been.
I am grateful for any help.
Regards,
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Postby diowrite » Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:02 am

Hi again,
The bootable disks I have both contain autorun.inf and setup.exe.
The CD I made that was supposed to be bootable also has the autorun.inf and setup.exe components.
WTF?
Still wondering how this Iso burned to CD is not bootable?
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Postby trustfm » Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:48 pm

autorun does NOT make the cd bootable make its autorunnable under winowds to make it bootable you need another file ...
Take a look at Infarecorder http://infrarecorder.sourceforge.net/ and ask the author how to burn an bootable iso ...
Pls post the solution here too thanks !
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