Building a Bootable CD-ROM Run-Time Image

You are ready to build the run-time image after you set up your system according to the requirements specified in Bootable CD-ROM Design Considerations.

To build a bootable CD-ROM run-time image

  1. On your development system, in Target Designer, create your configuration.

    Include the following components in your configuration:

    • Winlogon Sample Macro Component
    • El Torito CD Support

      This Macro Component contains all of the necessary bootable CD-ROM support components, including El Torito, Enhanced Write Filter, Background Disk Defragmentation, CDFS (CD-ROM File System), and CD-ROM drive components.

    • CMD – Windows Command Processor

      This component contains the Microsoft Windows XP command interpreter, which allows you to open a command prompt.

    • Target hardware device drivers

      Individual drivers can be added to the target system manually, or you can create a devices component by using the Target Analyzer (Tap.exe) utility. For more information, see Identify Target Device Hardware.

  2. Run a dependency check and correct any unresolved dependencies. If prompted to choose between EWF NTLDR or NT Loader, disable NT Loader.

    If you are prompted again to choose between EWF NTLDR and NT Loader:

    • Click the Winlogon Sample Macro component, and then click Settings.
    • On the Components tab, clear the check box for the NT Loader component.
  3. Click the Enhanced Write Filter component, and then click Settings. Do the following:
    • Clear the Start EWF Enabled check box. When First Boot Agent (FBA) runs on the target system, EWF must be disabled.
    • Verify that Disk Number equals 0 and Partition Number equals 1 for the target disk volume.
    • Leave the default values for all other settings.

    El Torito supports EWF RAM Reg Mode only. EWF Disk and RAM modes are not supported in El Torito configurations. For more information, see EWF Definitions.

  4. If your configuration includes the Explorer shell component:
    • Click the User Interface Core component, and then click Settings.
    • Select Show Run on Start Menu to enable you to run console applications.
  5. Build the run-time image. Be sure that the image builds without errors.
  6. Transfer the run-time image to your 650 MB FAT boot partition. For more information about target system disk requirements, see Bootable CD-ROM Design Considerations.
    Note   Verify that the Boot.ini file on the boot partition contains entries for each bootable partition on the disk. For information about configuring boot.ini, see Multiple-Boot System.

See Also

Writing a Bootable CD-ROM | How to Create a Bootable CD-ROM | Enhanced Write Filter | Bootable CD-ROM

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