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How to run an iso off of restart without burning to disk

  1. Feb 6, 2009 #1
    I currently have an iso of a program inwhich I would like to install on my home desktop. However my home desktop only has a cd-rom drive and not a dvd room drive so I can't burn it to the disk. I know I can still mount and run it using a program such as daemontools however I don't know of a way to make the iso run on restart espicially when it's supposed to boot off the cd drive. Is there any way around it?
     
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  3. Feb 6, 2009 #2

    mgb_phys

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    Not obviously, it's tricky to boot from an ISO image contained on a filesystem when the boot loaded doesn't have code to read that filesystem.
    There might be linux+grub tricks to get around this - what are you trying to do?
     
  4. Feb 6, 2009 #3

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    Can your computer boot off a flash drive?
     
  5. Feb 6, 2009 #4
    I'm pretty sure it can. Is there a way I can run the iso by booting off the flashdrive?
     
  6. Feb 6, 2009 #5

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  7. Feb 7, 2009 #6
    This sounds rather odd. What type of application would demand to be installed on restart?
     
  8. Feb 7, 2009 #7
    The Windows 7 Beta iso
     
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