[rescue] Burning IRIX boot disks

Sheldon T. Hall shel at tandem.artell.net
Wed Jun 20 16:46:11 CDT 2007

 Quoth Marcin 'Rambo' Roguski ...

> Basically everything that can burn images in Disc-at-Once mode can do
> bootable EFS disks. I haven't had troubles with having Nero make
> a proper image of the CD as well, no magic involved- default settings 
> are enough.


A friend in France is trying to make a boot disk from an ISO image, and not
haing much luck.  "Not much luck" being defined as not being able to boot
from a disk burned on a PC using Nero, but with the O2 in question having a
CD-ROM drive of unknown provenance.

I tried burning a disk from the same ISO image, using Roxio on WinXP, and I
couldn't boot my O2 with it, either.

However, using cdrecord on an SGI I made a bootable dsk from the same ISO
image.  Since my Windows PC won't _read_ that working disk, I suspected that
it couldn't write it, either.  Since you say it can, and I know bootable SGI
disks have been made on PCs (although how, I didn't know), I suspect there's
another factor at play here.

Thanks, all!


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