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  1. Well, I'm trying to add Windows Vista and Windows 7 into this guide, but that would completely change the way the DVD is booted and would take alot of steps to do it.

    So I'm trying to figure out a way to make things simple. And I'm trying to cut ALOT of steps down without taking adaptability out.

    It's to be expected a easy-to-follow version of a Multi-boot Guide with 98, XP, Vista, 7, Linux and Mac OS (not sure yet) compatibility with unnattended, streamlined software, driver packs and USB pen drive support.

    And some minor things I forgot to mention :)

  2. Man the guide is sooo confusing and the text is small? why make the fontsize that small ?

    Can the guide be more clear ? explain more?

    Hei grabben it's normal that you feel its confusing at first, specially if you are new at this.

    I sugest you read it all once or twice (complete timeline explanation at the end) and once you understand it, start working on it.

    This guide has many small steps and if you make a mistake in one, everything's screwed up. The text is small due to a forum update and I kinda liked it. Keeps things in perspective and reduces the changes of you skipping a step.

    I'm trying to get the next guide update as small as possible, but I think I'm gonna need to program some stuff myself to cut some steps down. Windows Vista is tricky as hell :(

  3. hey can any body help me in creating mutiboot dvd of windows 7 and xp...i tried a lot,couldnt do anything...i need perfect working tutorial

    I'm currently gathering information to update the guide. One feature I recently decided to include is USB drive support. Like it? :)

  4. This is an interesting question that I'm considering to add into my multi-boot guide, as CDs and DVDs become more and more obsolete. Come to think of it, I don't use a CD or DVD in months as my pen is with me at all times :) That's it, count with USB support for the next update on the multi-boot guide ;)

    Anyway, take a look at this little something something: Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool.

    Hope you like it ;)


  5. My best guess: When you are creating the ISO file, the batch command start cdimage.exe -lDVD -t01/01/2006,12:00:00 -b\DVD\BOOT\loader.bin -h -n -o -m \DVD C:\AIODVD.iso imprints the loader.bin into the corresponding section of the ISO. This loader.bin actually comes with CDImage itself, so it's not related to CD Shell. Think of the loader.bin file as the binary code that tells the machine (where) to start loading stuff from the DVD. What happens next is that the machine starts to load the CD Shell "operating system" wich in turn launches the menu. The loader.bin file is the same for pretty much any DVD, except DVD's with secure data.

  6. Understanding The Boot Process

    - CD Shell lets you choose which XXXX.DAT boot sector to access (located on the DVD root)

    But what makes the DVD boot from CD Shell? Is it just the loader.bin in /BOOT that causes this or is it something else?

    Once you turn ON your PC, when the DVD player starts to read the DVD, the very first bits it reads are those who tell the PC whether this is a bootable DVD or not. Once the PC "knows" that it's handling with a bootable DVD, asks you if you want to boot from it and if you "Press any key to boot from DVD" it starts of by reading the next bits. Those bits are CD Shell's binarys for the software that will run the menu. Call it the "operating system" in wich the menu will be launched. Once inside the menu it's up to the user to select the XXXX.DAT boot sector to be launched. When it does, all the bits in the RAM clear out and the selected boot sector will load the same way CD Shell's "operating system" did, as if it where an original windows DVD, acting as the new "operating system" for all the operations that will take place from that time on.

  7. Thank you László Hegyi, i will add that important note to the guide asap.

    railgun, i believe you have some guides here on the forum to boot up from flash devices. Try using the search button :) Hope it helps!

    Thanks for all the support you guys have been giving me until now, im glad i've done some important work for so many people :) Maybe i will add Vista support in the near future, University is giving me too much work and exams comming soon, so don't count too much on it :) I'll do my best!

  8. I have been away from this topic for a while now for personal reasons, so i don't really know if there has been some important developments regarding Multi-Booting, if there has been just pm me and i come back and update/clean/improve this thread.

    Best regards,

    André Casal

    P.S.: I won't provide support for Vista ;)

  9. How can I add a bootscreen to this!?

    not using the boot.ini trick!?

    Yes some1 you can, search in the forums.
    I've got problem with asms errors. I was looking for and I discovered that the problem is caused by cdimage and I tested it and it was true.

    Does someone know how to create the image with mkisofs? I tried

    mkisofs.exe -J -l -r -boot-load-size 4 -o "D:/AIODVD.iso" -b "BOOT/loader.bin" -no-emul-boot -volid "XPSP2" "D:/DVD/"

    and works but when I select pro1.bin or pro2.bin It doesnt work.


    I never used that software, sorry.

    Good luck,

    André Casal

  10. Hi eevox!

    Well, in lack of better option, you can try to download the *.IMA file from those 2 programs. The integration with CDShell is pretty easy. Windows 98 also boots from a *.IMA file, so if you go to the guide made by chon_ you would find this as the code to boot the *.IMA:

    print "2) Windows 98 \n"


    if $lastKey == key[2]; THEN DISKEMU /Setup/BootSect/Win98.IMA

    Good Luck,

    André Casal

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