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#1 HelpNoob

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 09:45 PM

So I followed the instructions for Sardu and I have a 2.01Gb file called "sardu.iso" in the ISO created folder.

I burn it to DVD (tried ISO Recorder 3.1 and Free Easy CD/DVD Burner V4.1) but I just end up with a DVD containing the sardu.iso.

I turn off the PC, insert th DVD and turn on but it doesn't boot.

I've read the Sardu web page several times, watched the instructional videos and trawled the forum but when it comes to using the sardu.iso it seems everybody uses a virtual machine, which kinda defeats the purpose of burning the DVD; if I could run a VM on the PC that seems to have a virus then I wouldn't need to boot from CD/DVD.

What am I missing here?

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 10:31 PM

I burn it to DVD (tried ISO Recorder 3.1 and Free Easy CD/DVD Burner V4.1) but I just end up with a DVD containing the sardu.iso.


The problem isn't the iso file itself. The problem is HOW you burn it to DVD!

Using Easy CD/DVD Burner you have to choose Copy CD/DVD from the toolbar and insert a blank DVD.
Wait a moment until the DVD is recognised. Then, on the left hand side there is the Action menu.
Click on Burn an image file and select the sardu.iso.

This will burn the content of the iso file to DVD instead of the iso file itself.

#3 HelpNoob

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:05 AM

The problem isn't the iso file itself. The problem is HOW you burn it to DVD!

Using Easy CD/DVD Burner you have to choose Copy CD/DVD from the toolbar and insert a blank DVD.
Wait a moment until the DVD is recognised. Then, on the left hand side there is the Action menu.
Click on Burn an image file and select the sardu.iso.

This will burn the content of the iso file to DVD instead of the iso file itself.


Thanks!
It's not intuitive to select copy when your source isn't a DVD.

Now past that step and hit another challenge.
I get the menu OK

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but any selection just says "Boot:" and I can get no further.
It won't take 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 or 9

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FYI, I'm running on Vista Home Premium but I guess that shouldn't matter.
The intention is create a DVD for a friend 400 miles away with a persistent virus.

#4 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:04 PM

but any selection just says "Boot:" and I can get no further.
It won't take 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 or 9

Clearly something went wrong in the creation of the .iso.

WHAT did you added to the buid? (2.1 GB is biggish)

Try running Sardu again:

  • choose only one or two items.
  • create the .iso.
  • test in a Virtual machine BEFORE actually burning the CD.

If test works, loop to #1, adding some more items.

If you don't have any VM (VirtualBox, VMWare, VirtualPC) installed you can use Qemu (+Qemu Manager) as a testing bed:
http://www.davereyn.co.uk/download.htm
it is the least "intrusive" of the lot (though a tad slower than others)

The intention is create a DVD for a friend 400 miles away with a persistent virus.

Just for your interest :D:
http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=4398

:D
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#5 HelpNoob

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 01:23 PM

Thanks Wonko!

I installed QMenu and the Sardu.iso (when I figured out it goes in /images)
seemed to run OK.

...but time has overtaken me and my day job demands attention.
When I retire (or get retired) I'll play catchup as the last time
I wrote assembler was 1975. Until then I'll have to herd the cats
and rely on the techies...

Sadly it looks like Sardu isn't ready for us Noobs yet so
I've mailed my friend a couple of CD's with Avira Rescue CD
and AntiRootkit.

Unfortunately he can't safely create his own CDs as he can't
even get Malwarebytes to update.

Thanks anyway for your help!

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 02:39 PM

Until then I'll have to herd the cats

Wonko approves of this. :unsure:

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and rely on the techies...

Wonko trusts them not. :P

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And now, for NO apparent reason, a ninja :D cat :D

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:)

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 11:47 PM

This is the fastest way to make a bootable disc and works evertime for me.
Use UltraISO open a bootable Windows ie: Vista or Windows 7 install image, delete all files then drag and drop youe files into the empty image and then perform a save-as for the new image. This assumes this process is used when making an All In One Vista or Window 7 disc can't see why it won't work for others.

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#8 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:34 PM

This assumes this process is used when making an All In One Vista or Window 7 disc can't see why it won't work for others.

You will see as soon as you try using your method to something that is not a "Vista :dubbio: or 7 All-in-one". :thumbup:

Maybe because NOT ALL CD/DVD boot in the same manner and use the MS no-emulation bootsector invoking BOOTMGR? :thumbup:

OT but not much :thumbup: and JFYI:
http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=8944


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#9 HelpNoob

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 02:16 AM

As I originated this thread just let me give a status update...

The original problem (my friend not able to get rid of a virus
and wouldn't even let him download Malwarebytes) was fixed
by him booting from a CD I mailed him:
http://www.avira.com...r-rescue-system
It fixed a few items which allowed him to download and update
Malwarebytes which then fixed the rest so he's now squeaky clean.

Sardu doesn't look quite ready to be used by us Noobs but since I last posted
I've replaced a hard drive in an old HP Pavilion and loaded Ubuntu 10.04
from a bootable DVD I created. I installed a wireless card in it today and
it's working fine on my wireless home network. I'm learning this Linuxy stuff
one painful step at a time...

Thanks again to Wonko for his help.
Noob
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