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Master Geek

Topic # 13043 19-Apr-2007 14:24
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I have been using a program on my PC to enable me to boot into different OSes on multiple partitions. It's a product called BootITNG ( I decided that I would do the same on my laptop; a Dell Dimension 9100; but cannot get it to create a rewriteable bootable CD or DVD.

BootITNG provides a utility to create a bootable ISO, and I have used both their utility and Nero 6 to write it to CD (and also DVD). The disk works as a bootable disk fine, but when BootITNG tries to write to the CD (which it needs to save the EMBR) it says that the disk isn't writeable.

Any suggestions as to what I'm doing wrong. BTW The laptop does not have a floppy disk drive, so I can't do it that way.

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  Reply # 67732 19-Apr-2007 15:20
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Check if the bootable disk when 1st created is finalised or closed.

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  Reply # 67738 19-Apr-2007 15:30
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I suspect that the bootable CD specification is not compatible with the rewritable CD specification. There are fairly significant differences between the file system used on a regular CD and that used on a rewritable CD.

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Master Geek

  Reply # 67754 19-Apr-2007 16:30
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Bung - Just checked my original post and omitted to say that I tried combinations with it finalised and not finalised. That was with both Nero and the utility provided with BootITNG (BurnCDCC). In all, I burned the CD-RW 4 different ways and the DVD+RW 4 different ways.

xcubed - Can't comment on what you say, but the documentation with BootITNG implies that you can do this.

I will do some more digging around their site in case I overlooked something.

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