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Running an ISO without burning to a disc


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That depends on what you mean by "running" it, if you want to access an ISO image like you would a cdrom in your drive then you can mount it with an application like Daemon Tools: http://www.daemon-tools.cc

However if your talking about a Live/Bootable CD such as Knoppix then you will need to run it in a virtual machine that supports mounting ISO images. One virtual machine application that is user friendly and I know for sure is capable of booting an ISO image is VMware: http://www.vmware.com

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Dr Zaius, <Arch Angle Tyrael's voice> you have ruined our only hope to stop the spam with out administrator or modorator intervention, you have single handedly opened the forum to a hored of spam untill the next opertunity arises. </Arch Angle Tyrael's voice>

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Dr Zaius, <Arch Angle Tyrael's voice> you have ruined our only hope to stop the spam with out administrator or modorator intervention, you have single handedly opened the forum to a hored of spam untill the next opertunity arises. </Arch Angle Tyrael's voice>

*hangs head in shame* I apologise I clicked reply before you had posted, I require 7 days notice in writing of all future schemes to clense the forums. :P

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the forums can be clensed?

Yeah it's typically done by loading up PHPMyAdmin and then handing the keyboard to a rabid baboon. The baboon then mashes the keyboard and with his superior intelligence he manages to drop only those SQL tables and rows which he feels are of poor quality.

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ok i got VMware but now it asks for a virtual machine .vmx file
If I remeber correctly, you can't mount ISOs in VMware player. You need VMWear workstation for that.

If you only have VMWare Player then you can try this to boot ISOs:

http://www.hackaday.com/entry/1234000153064739/

EDIT AGAIN:

Irongeek also has a video demonstrating booting LiveCDs in VMware player:

http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=videos/vmwareplayerlivecd

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Donno about Solaris, but on Linux you can use the loopback device to mount a file onto the filesystem, so long as that file contains a filesystem.

For an ISO, the command would be:

mount -o loop -t iso9660 My_Beloved.iso /mnt

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:lol: with enought ram and a new partition you can install any OS under VM workstation...

I'm fairly certain you can only run x86 operating systems in VMware Workstation.

Well you can run 64 bit operating systems in a VM if you have a 64 bit cpu, but I guess 64 bit is an instruction set extension as opposed to another architecture.

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Well 64-bit isn't a architecture or extension at all, it's just 64 bits. I assume you mean AMD64/EM64T (as opposed to IA-64 or some other 64-bit architecture) in which case it still counts as x86 (in fact AMD64 was originally called x86-64).

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:lol: with enought ram and a new partition you can install any OS under VM workstation...

I'm fairly certain you can only run x86 operating systems in VMware Workstation.

Ermmm nope... there is a patched OSX DvD out there that you could run under vm ware... its the same one you use to install it to your x86 pc. And ofcourse you can run any distro of linux...

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Ermmm nope... there is a patched OSX DvD out there that you could run under vm ware... its the same one you use to install it to your x86 pc. And ofcourse you can run any distro of linux...

but ermmmm... would that not mean it is the x86 version of MAC OSX?

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If I remeber correctly, you can't mount ISOs in VMware player. You need VMWear workstation for that.

You can mount iso,s with player -simply construct a vmx file for your required iso distro.

This is courtesy of irongeek.com

eg:for simply mepis.

config.version = "8"

virtualHW.version = "4"

displayName = "Live CD ISO"

annotation = "Live CD ISO http://www.irongeek.com"

guestinfo.vmware.product.long = "Live CD ISO"

guestinfo.vmware.product.url = "http://www.irongeek.com"

guestinfo.vmware.product.short = "LCDI"

guestinfo.vmware.product.version.major = "1"

guestinfo.vmware.product.version.minor = "0"

guestinfo.vmware.product.version.revision = "0"

guestinfo.vmware.product.version.type = "release"

guestinfo.vmware.product.class = "virtual machine"

guestinfo.vmware.product.build = "1.0.0rc8-20051212"

uuid.action = "create"

guestOS = "winxppro"

#####

# Memory

#####

memsize = "256"

# memsize = "256"

# memsize = "512"

# memsize = "768"

#

# Alternative larger memory allocations

#####

# USB

#####

usb.present = "TRUE"

#####

# Floppy

#####

floppy0.present = "FALSE"

#####

# IDE Storage

#####

ide1:0.present = "TRUE"

#Edit line below to change ISO to boot from

ide1:0.fileName = "simplyMEPIS_3.4-3.iso"

ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"

ide1:0.startConnected = "TRUE"

ide1:0.autodetect = "TRUE"

#####

# Network

#####

ethernet0.present = "TRUE"

ethernet0.connectionType = "nat"

# ethernet0.connectionType = "bridged"

#

# Switch these two to enable "Bridged" vs. "NAT"

#####

# Sound

#####

sound.present = "TRUE"

sound.virtualDev = "es1371"

sound.autoDetect = "TRUE"

sound.fileName = "-1"

#####

# Misc.

#

# (normal) high

priority.grabbed = "high"

tools.syncTime = "TRUE"

workingDir = "."

#

# (16) 32 64

sched.mem.pShare.checkRate = "32"

#

# (32) 64 128

sched.mem.pshare.scanRate = "64"

#

# Higher resolution lockout, adjust values to exceed 800x600

svga.maxWidth = "800"

svga.maxHeight = "600"

#

# (F) T

isolation.tools.dnd.disable = "FALSE"

#

# (F) T

isolation.tools.hgfs.disable = "FALSE"

#

# (F) T

isolation.tools.copy.disable = "FALSE"

#

# (F) T

isolation.tools.paste.disable = "FALSE"

#

# (T) F

logging = "TRUE"

#

#

# (F) T

log.append = "FALSE"

#

# (3) number of older files kept

log.keepOld = "1"

#

# (0) microseconds

keyboard.typematicMinDelay = 1000000

uuid.location = "56 4d da 55 a8 0c bf 2c-07 1a ab 63 f7 24 a7 c2"

uuid.bios = "56 4d da 55 a8 0c bf 2c-07 1a ab 63 f7 24 a7 c2"

ethernet0.addressType = "generated"

ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:24:a7:c2"

ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

checkpoint.vmState = "simplyMEPIS_3.4-3.vmx.vmss"

tools.remindInstall = "TRUE"

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I'm fairly certain you can only run x86 operating systems in VMware Workstation.

Ermmm nope... there is a patched OSX DvD out there that you could run under vm ware... its the same one you use to install it to your x86 pc. And ofcourse you can run any distro of linux...

Those are all x86, clever clogs. Do you know what x86 means?

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