bootable RC3 CD
Brought to you by
D0ug of #win2000 on EFNet
your planning to use any other software (EZCD, NERO, WinOnCD, ETC) DO NOT
/msg me on IRC about the CD not working. If you do use this software
and it doesn't work then burn it using CDRWin before you /msg me or ill
just ignore you. Also don't /msg me saying these instructions don't work
because they do. I have personally burned CDs this way and dozens of
other people have made working CDs from these instructions too.
Before you start obtain the following:
1. Latest version of CDRWin. You can get it here http://www.goldenhawk.com/
2. .CAB files of the version of Windows 2000 that you want
3. CD-ROM boot sector and CD Marker Files. You can get it here.
1. Extract the .CAB files by running the .EXE.
- For Windows 2000 Professional it will
- For Windows 2000 Server it will be X86_2183SRV_1.EXE.
- For Windows 2000 Advanced Server it
will be X86_2183ADVSRV_1.EXE.
2. Make a temporary folder on your HD. I recommend
and will use C:\CD throughout these instructions.
3. Move the I386 folder that was created by the
.EXE you ran above into C:\CD.
4. Place the appropriate marker files from above in C:\CD so Windows 2000
Setup can identify this CD as a setup CD.
- The first file is the same on all
three versions of Windows 2000 is it is CDROM_NT.5.
- The second file depends on the
version of Windows 2000 are burning.
Professional is CDROM_IP.5.
Server is CDROM_IS.5.
Advanced Server is CDROM_IA.5.
5. At this point your C:\CD dir should look like
Note: In the image above, X in CDROM_IX.5
is replaced with P, S, or A depending on the version you
6. Open CDRWin and choose the File Backup and
7. For Backup/Tool Operation choose how you want to burn the CD. You can
either have CDRWin create an .ISO first
then burn it or CDRWin can burn the
files on the fly.
- If you want to create a .ISO then
burn choose Build and Record an ISO9660 Image File.
- If you want to burn the files on the
fly choose Record Directories/Files directly to an ISO9660 Disc (on the fly).
Note: I don't recommend burning on the fly if you
have a slower computer. I have a Celeron 300a over clocked to 464MHz and I can
burn on the fly with no problems. If you get a buffer under run while doing an
on the fly burn then your computer is too slow to handle it. Go back and choose Build and
Record an ISO9660 Image File.
8. In the Directories to Backup box put in the
folder you created in Step 3 by clicking Add... and browsing to the folder.
- In the ISO9660 Image File box choose a filename for the .ISO on a drive that will have room for it. The
.ISO will take
between 300MB-400MB depending on the version of Windows 2000 you are burning.
- Under CDROM Recorder your CD-R should already
be chosen but make sure.
Note: If you are doing an on the fly burn then
leave ISO9660 Image File blank.
9. Under Directory Options the following should
10. Under ISO9660 Options the following should
11. Under Recording Options the following should
12. Click the Advanced Options button and on the
Volume Descriptor TAB put in one of the following as the Volume
- For Windows 2000 Professional PRO_2183.
- For Windows 2000 Server SRV_2183.
- For Windows 2000 Advanced Server ADVSRV_2183.
13. Choose the Bootable Disc TAB
- Check off the Make Bootable Disc box.
- For Media Emulation Type choose Custom.
- For Image File Name browse to where
ever you saved BOOT.BIN.
- For Developer Name put in Microsoft
- For Load Segment leave as is.
- For Load Sector Count put in 4.
14. Click OK then click START.
Copyright © 1999 Doug