Single Bootable Disk


G

Guest

Hello:

My LapTop came with 3 system disks.

* How can I create a single bootable disk from these 3 disks ?
* What DOS command do I have to use this single bootable disk


Thanks.
 
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foxidrive

My LapTop came with 3 system disks.

* How can I create a single bootable disk from these 3 disks ?
* What DOS command do I have to use this single bootable disk
Are they MSDOS? Are the floppy disks or cdroms?
Have you read the documentation?
 
G

Guest

Foxidrive:

The system disks are on CDs.
I bought this laptop in 2002 and here was no documentation to speak of.


Thanks.
 
T

Tim Meddick

If the disks are CDs, then there is only one way to consolidate them.

Copy all the data from all three CDs to your hard-drive.

Then burn all the data back to a single CD (assuming there is not too much data for a
single CDR).

Unlike floppy disk images, CD images (iso files) are just as read-only as the CD-ROM
they came from.

Thus, the only solution would be to burn a new CD with the combined data from the
three disks.

You then will be left with the problem of how to make the CD bootable, if that was an
integral function of one or all of the three CDs...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)
 
F

foxidrive

On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 14:41:56 -0500, <JoJo> wrote:

We could only guess what is on the cdroms - have you tried to boot from all
of them?

What is the purpose of your request? Do you want to put them all on a
single DVD and make that bootable?

That's not batch file related but Nero might help you for example.

Foxidrive:

The system disks are on CDs.
I bought this laptop in 2002 and here was no documentation to speak of.


Thanks.
 
T

Todd Vargo

foxidrive said:
On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 14:41:56 -0500, <JoJo> wrote:

We could only guess what is on the cdroms - have you tried to boot from
all
of them?

What is the purpose of your request? Do you want to put them all on a
single DVD and make that bootable?

That's not batch file related but Nero might help you for example.
As you say, there is no way for us to know what is on the CDs. Curiously,
why did OP call them disks when they are actually CDs? ISTM, these may be an
OEM system restore set. If so, then combining them to a single working
install disk (DVD) will not be possible without reverse engineering the
OEM's installer program.
 
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foxidrive

As you say, there is no way for us to know what is on the CDs. Curiously,
why did OP call them disks when they are actually CDs? ISTM, these may be an
OEM system restore set. If so, then combining them to a single working
install disk (DVD) will not be possible without reverse engineering the
OEM's installer program.
True. The request seems unusual to me...
 
J

Jonathan de Boyne Pollard

Curiously, why did OP call them disks when they are actually CDs?
Perhaps because xe remembered what the "D" in "CD" stands for.
 
J

Jonathan de Boyne Pollard

My LapTop came with 3 system disks.
* How can I create a single bootable disk from these 3 disks ?
* What DOS command do I have to use this single bootable disk
To create a single bootable disk you need:
* a hammer
* an oven
* a mould in the shape of your desired disc
* a good carving tool

Use the hammer to smash your 3 discs into very tiny pieces. Place the
pieces into a suitable container, and then heat in the oven until they
become a runny liquid. Pour the liquid into the mould and allow to
cool. Ensuring that the disc is bootable requires that you have carved
the mould correctly, so that the data spiral has the appropriate pits
in. This is the tricky part, and a detailed discussion of it is too
long for a Usenet post. Suffice it to say that a blunt carving knife
will do you no good.

Leonardo da Vinci of course invented the Compact Disc, just as he
invented so much else, from the microwave oven to the Internet. He used
to very carfully carve his Compact Discs by hand, in a mirror. He tried
nine different ways of doing this until he hit upon success with the
tenth. In this modern world, we now have computers that can do this,
automating for the mass market what in previous centuries was the work
of a very small class of exceedingly skilled fine engravers, that could
only be afforded by the very rich. Compact Discs are still produced
today using the same tried and tested tenth method that was used to
produce them all those years ago, though. It has yet to be improved
upon. The DOS command that you are looking for is thus the MicroSoft
Code Davinci Engravement X command.
 
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sali

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To create a single bootable disk you need:
* a hammer
* an oven
* a mould in the shape of your desired disc
* a good carving tool

Use the hammer to smash your 3 discs into very tiny pieces. Place the
pieces into a suitable container, and then heat in the oven until they
become a runny liquid. Pour the liquid into the mould and allow to
according to the valid physical laws, also is needed new, larger, optical
drive, since if you have liquided *three* discs, the new moulded disc would
appear three times larger [precisely '3 pow 1/3']
 
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Jonathan de Boyne Pollard

To create a single bootable disk you need:
* a hammer
* an oven
* a mould in the shape of your desired disc
* a good carving tool

Use the hammer to smash your 3 discs into very tiny pieces. Place the
pieces into a suitable container, and then heat in the oven until
they become a runny liquid. Pour the liquid into the mould and allow
to cool. [...]
according to the valid physical laws, also is needed new, larger,
optical drive, since if you have liquided *three* discs, the new
moulded disc would appear three times larger [precisely '3 pow 1/3']
Mathematician, meet engineering. In the real world, poured liquids
spill on the floor, heated things evaporate, and slag always has to be
skimmed off. And there's always a smashed fragment that finds its way
under the sofa.
 

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