Creating a bootable win vista dvd

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by LENDAR, May 11, 2007.

  1. LENDAR

    LENDAR MDL Novice

    May 10, 2007
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    I tried to create a bootable vista dvd from the wim files and cdimage with no sucess is the following corect
    cdimage.exe -lVISTA_EN_DVD -m -u2 -bC:\Vista\boot\etfsboot.com C:\Vista\ C:\Vistax86.iso
    Not sure
     
  2. admin

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    What error message did you get?
     
  3. LENDAR

    LENDAR MDL Novice

    May 10, 2007
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    I get the fault INVALID FLAG "I" or invalid flag "1" when trying either in
    -lVISTA_EN_DVD hope this helps
     
  4. admin

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    The flag should be l for L.
     
  5. grumps

    grumps MDL Novice

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    I have also tried to create a dvd and he message i get is "cd.image.exe is not recognized as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file."

    I am doing this within Vista, is that the problem should i be trying to do it in XP???
     
  6. LENDAR

    LENDAR MDL Novice

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    Hi changed the I for a l and now get the error "could not open boot sector file "" Im doing this from win xp
     
  7. Cythrawl

    Cythrawl MDL Junior Member

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    Wouldnt it be easier to extract all the files from the ISO and use vLite to make a bootable ISO image instead?
     
  8. LENDAR

    LENDAR MDL Novice

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    Sounds a good idea but I need a program that creates the bootable win vista dvd from win xp any other ideas or any advice on a program to use Thanks
     
  9. admin

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    cd.image.exe or cdimage.exe? And make sure you can see cdimage.exe when you do directory listing.
     
  10. admin

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    Double check your path is correct.
     
  11. grumps

    grumps MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the input.:)
     
  12. grumps

    grumps MDL Novice

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    The way to go and far to easy, thanks so much.;)
     
  13. LENDAR

    LENDAR MDL Novice

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    Hi Cythrawl downloaded vLite and managed to create a bootable dvd will give it a try Thanks for your help :)
     
  14. wiryawang

    wiryawang MDL Junior Member

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    Try this command :

    cdimage.exe -m -u2 -bC:\Vista\boot\etfsboot.com C:\Vista C:\Vistax86.iso

    It's Working for me, you guys should try it
     
  15. sayarthein@yahoo.com.sg

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    Thank for your suggestions,I have tried to navicate Vlite all theree files [boot, install,and x13-49120.exe]. But said expected file not found and files may corrupted or unreadable.
    P.s ; i am trying to make bootable vista dvd in my xp pc.
     
  16. colinzim

    colinzim MDL Senior Member

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    Vista Bootable DVD settings

    mostly the same info as above !

    copy DVD contents to C Drive (ie: C:\Vista)

    download cdimage.exe from net (sry,link gone)

    copy cdimage.exe to current user folder ie:

    XP - C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator

    Vista - C:\Users\Administrator

    then use this command line

    cdimage -m -u2 -bC:\Vista\boot\etfsboot.com C:\Vista\ C:\Vista.x86.iso

    working perfectly

    (tested 100x + )
     
  17. sayarthein@yahoo.com.sg

    Jun 15, 2007
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    vista dvd

    thanks for informations.
    But the following message appear again
    ERROR: Could not open boot sector file"C:\Vista\boot\etfsboot.com"
    Error 3: The system connot find the path specified.
    Do i Need to download boot file again?:confused:
     
  18. icerider

    icerider MDL Novice

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    I'm trying to do this with the vista 64 bit, what file would I use in place of etfsboot.com as it is not in the folder created by the vista download. files available are bootsect and memtest
     
  19. icerider

    icerider MDL Novice

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    I am getting the same msg and d/loaded the 64 bit vista, maybe we have the same prblem?