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Marcel Cox
29-Jun-2007, 04:59 PM
Does anyone know if a device like this exists:
I'm looking for an USB memory stick or hard disk that can emulate a
CDROM/DVD drive. I should be able to somehow copy an ISO file to it, and
that ISO file should then be visible as a physical CDROM drive.
I'm not looking for software CDROM emulators. I'm already using Daemon
tools for that. What I need is a quick way to emulate a CDROM from which I
can boot for installation or firmware upgrade purposes without having to
burn a CD each time I need one.

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Marcel Cox (using XanaNews 1.18.1.6)

Jay Calderwood
29-Jun-2007, 05:41 PM
Marcel Cox wrote:
> Does anyone know if a device like this exists:
> I'm looking for an USB memory stick or hard disk that can emulate a
> CDROM/DVD drive. I should be able to somehow copy an ISO file to it, and
> that ISO file should then be visible as a physical CDROM drive.
> I'm not looking for software CDROM emulators. I'm already using Daemon
> tools for that. What I need is a quick way to emulate a CDROM from which
> I can boot for installation or firmware upgrade purposes without having
> to burn a CD each time I need one.
>

Hrrrmmmm... If you had a mac you could make an external firewire drive
bootable.

--Or--

Boot from the network?

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Joseph Marton
29-Jun-2007, 05:48 PM
On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 16:41:13 +0000, Jay Calderwood wrote:

> Hrrrmmmm... If you had a mac you could make an external firewire drive
> bootable.

Plus if he had a Mac he could jump higher, run faster, be more creative,
etc.

--
Joe
"Mostly me, mostly you."

loosbrew
29-Jun-2007, 06:43 PM
Yes you can extract an ISO onto a memory stick and make it bootable. So
long as the motherboard supports booting from usb drive.... Let me see
if I can find out the details, its been a while since ive done it....

oh, wait... dd.exe does it.... it makes iso's from or extracts iso's to
almost any type of media

good luck!


Marcel Cox wrote:
> Does anyone know if a device like this exists:
> I'm looking for an USB memory stick or hard disk that can emulate a
> CDROM/DVD drive. I should be able to somehow copy an ISO file to it, and
> that ISO file should then be visible as a physical CDROM drive.
> I'm not looking for software CDROM emulators. I'm already using Daemon
> tools for that. What I need is a quick way to emulate a CDROM from which
> I can boot for installation or firmware upgrade purposes without having
> to burn a CD each time I need one.
>

unsigned@ @digerati.us
29-Jun-2007, 09:51 PM
I don't know about those things, but I do know he would be more hip. :D

Joseph Marton wrote:
>
> Plus if he had a Mac he could jump higher, run faster, be more creative,
> etc.
>

Sewermonger
30-Jun-2007, 05:39 PM
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hiren.thanki/bootcd_on_usb_disk.html



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jstapleton
01-Oct-2009, 12:41 AM
Does anyone know if a device like this exists:
I'm looking for an USB memory stick or hard disk that can emulate a
CDROM/DVD drive. I should be able to somehow copy an ISO file to it, and
that ISO file should then be visible as a physical CDROM drive.
I'm not looking for software CDROM emulators. I'm already using Daemon
tools for that. What I need is a quick way to emulate a CDROM from which I
can boot for installation or firmware upgrade purposes without having to
burn a CD each time I need one.

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Marcel Cox (using XanaNews 1.18.1.6)

Like this, Astaro Smart Installer (http://www.astaro.com/our_products/management_tools/astaro_smart_installer?)

Marcel_Cox
01-Oct-2009, 07:21 AM
jstapleton wrote:

>Like this, 'Astaro Smart Installer'
>(http://www.astaro.com/our_products/management_tools/astaro_smart_installer?)

Sounds good!

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Marcel Cox
http://forums.novell.com

creno
01-Feb-2010, 01:24 PM
Does anyone know if a device like this exists:
I'm looking for an USB memory stick or hard disk that can emulate a
CDROM/DVD drive. I should be able to somehow copy an ISO file to it, and
that ISO file should then be visible as a physical CDROM drive.
I'm not looking for software CDROM emulators. I'm already using Daemon
tools for that. What I need is a quick way to emulate a CDROM from which I
can boot for installation or firmware upgrade purposes without having to
burn a CD each time I need one.

--
Marcel Cox (using XanaNews 1.18.1.6)

That is the Emulation device I just created for use at our shop. USB MassStorage device with cd emulation build in. just copy over the iso file, put the device in cd emulation mode and select the image. fully bootable in every system tested so far, and all iso have worked without a hitch! check it out: USB CD Emulation (http://cdemu.blogspot.com/)

C. Reno

andrewcarpenter
10-Sep-2010, 12:05 PM
>> jstapleton wrote:
>>
>> Like this, 'Astaro Smart Installer'
>> (http://www.astaro.com/our_products/management_tools/astaro_smart_installer?)
>
>
> "Marcel Cox" <cimetmc@myrealbox.com> wrote in message
> news:5ssdp6-9eq.ln1@ubuntu.cie.etat.lu...
> Sounds good!



Marcel,

I've just found this, which sounds like exactly what you were looking for.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/boot-multiple-iso-from-usb-multiboot-usb/

I haven't tested it yet, but it looks like it'll do what you (and I) want.

Andrew