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Boot from ISO file with no Cd


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Jay Worner

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Hi everyone, seems like I am a regular on the main malware forum, as I tend to upgrade often and had a few computers around the house that i wanted to network so
I got them all malware free here, I have an older TravelMate c100 laptop that I got from a friend a long time ago(tablet pc) that ORIGINIALLY came with an external harddrive.
I have none and really cant afford to buy one(i know they arent that much but things are tight) and I dont have any flash drives either. This computer is super powerful, but Id like to
turn the laptop into a firewall or something for my network, using a modem and a router but want to use it as a access point or something. I have SmoothWall express ISO file on CD
but I want to know if there is anyway I can boot from an ISO image without any media (disk or flash) Is there a way to save it somewhere on the hard drive and boot from it?
Id probably need some good instructions if it is possible. I can get it on the laptop through my network, but booting from it is the problem. Any suggestions?!?!
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Artellos

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Is there a way to save it somewhere on the hard drive and boot from it?

As far as I know there is no way to do this as ISO simulation is software based instead of hardware based.
Is there a problem with burning the ISO to disk?

Regards,
Olrik
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dsenette

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IF your computer can boot to USB you MIGHT be able to boot to a USB drive...of course you'd have to have a large enough boot drive to unpack the ISO to the drive..
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