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Creating a bootable RC3 CD
Brought to you by D0ug of #win2000 on EFNet

NOTE: If 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
    2. .CAB files of the version of Windows 2000 that you want to burn.
    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 be X86_2183PRO_1.EXE.
       - 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.
            Windows 2000 Professional is CDROM_IP.5.
            Windows 2000 Server is CDROM_IS.5.
            Windows 2000 Advanced Server is CDROM_IA.5.

5. At this point your C:\CD dir should look like this.


Note: In the image above, X in CDROM_IX.5 is replaced with P, S, or A depending on the version you are burning.

6. Open CDRWin and choose the File Backup and Tools option.

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 be chosen.


10. Under ISO9660 Options the following should be chosen.


11. Under Recording Options the following should be chosen.


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 Corporation.
       - For Load Segment leave as is.
       - For Load Sector Count put in 4.


14. Click OK then click START.

Copyright 1999 Doug Kahler