Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Mar. 25 2007,18:31
|Quote (the Missing M @ Mar. 25 2007,12:20)|
|So far I've had no luck mounting .ISO or .IMG disk images in Windows or MacOS 9, let alone copying the contents to disk...|
What have you done that hasn't worked? And what do you mean by mounting ISOs? Do you mean burning them to CD? It's easy once you understand that an ISO is an entire disk image rather than a file, so copying the ISO file doesn't put the image on the CD (or DVD or floppy). See the fourth post down (mine) in this thread if you need step-by-step using one of the easier Windows programs for burning images.
|The following is not intended to replace Grub or Lilo, but might be useful in recovering a damaged or *cough* overwritten *cough* MBR, and restoring Grub and/or Lilo and/or Windows and/or all of the above to a usable state.|
You can pretty much do the same thing with a live Linux CD (like DSL), at least with respect to fixing your MBR, installing GRUB or LILO, etc. Some live CDs are centered around fixing system-related issues (Knoppix is super for Win recovery, especially versions with captive NTFS -- I don't know if all versions have it, but I know 3.7 does) and have more tools for this kind of thing.
See rip linux, www.sysresccd.org, etc.
See also the following for a nice tutorial on using Knoppix (a lot of it applies to using DSL as well) for recovering from Win crashes:
You can also set up DSL to do this with various extensions from the repository (reiserfsprogs, parted, etc.). I have DSL on a USB thumbdrive especially set up for system recovery.
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