Can't boot to ISO - Reboot or Select proper Boot device

Can't boot to ISO - Reboot or Select proper Boot device

Post by Q3JhaWcgSH » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 22:04:06


Sorry if this is the most basic question in the world. I've searched the
newsgroup but it seems everyone is already past step 1, which I'm stuck on!

I'm trying out the 45day Eval version on a fresh install of WinXP Pro (with
no updates installed yet).

I'm starting Virtual PC, created a Virtual Machine using the default
settings, then starting it.

I'm using daemon tools to mount an ISO image of WinXP Pro, and the host
WinXP seeing it immediately and starts the Image (CD), but in Virtual PC I
can't get it to see the Image at all.

I've tried changed the boot order in the BIOS, I've dragged the Image to the
CD icon at the bottom of the Virtual PC window, I've captured and released
and re-captured the image from within the Virtual PC session, but nothing is
working!!!

All I get, all the time, is the Reboot and Select proper Boot device or
Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device.

I've even created a boot disk and put it in the floppy drive, but when I try
to Control the Floppy Drive, I'm told it can't be controlled, because it's in
use by the host or another virtual machine.

This must be a very simple problem and I'm missing some step, but I'm damned
if I can find it!

Please can anyone help?

Many thanks,

Craig
 
 
 

Can't boot to ISO - Reboot or Select proper Boot device

Post by Lorenzo Ba » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 22:18:45


Why you don't mount the ISO from VPC?
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Can't boot to ISO - Reboot or Select proper Boot device

Post by Craig Hugh » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 22:31:59

I thought I'd put that in my original post, I have tried mounting the image
using VPC, but it still doesn't work.

It's not booting from anything, CD's, Images, Floppies, Large Hammer (ok,
I've not tried the large hammer yet, but I'm getting close).

Craig


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Can't boot to ISO - Reboot or Select proper Boot device

Post by Robert Com » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 23:07:40

Are you sure your WinXP is a valid ISO boot image? I'd try another bootable
CD just to make sure.

It's probably your antivirus software that's locking the floppy drive, so
you'd need to disable that (temporarily!) to control the floppy.

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Can't boot to ISO - Reboot or Select proper Boot device

Post by Craig Hugh » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 23:25:58

Thanks Bob, great steer on the AntiVirus Software locking the floppy. I can
now boot to the floppy.

However, I still can't boot from an image. It is a valid bootable image, as
WinXP on my host machine spots it as a bootable CD soon as I mount the
image.

Craig
 
 
 

Can't boot to ISO - Reboot or Select proper Boot device

Post by Craig Hugh » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 23:36:14

I've just tried the original (bootable) CD and that worked, but I still
can't use the image of the very same CD.

I'm trying to use VPC to test Unattended Installs of WinXP, so booting from
an image is my primary need.

Could the Daemon tools I'm using to mount the image be causing a problem? I
have tried dragging the image onto the icon at the bottom of the VPC window
and capturing an ISO image in VPC, but neither work.

Craig
 
 
 

Can't boot to ISO - Reboot or Select proper Boot device

Post by Richard Ca » Wed, 16 Nov 2005 00:27:06

If this disk image is busy in daemon-tools, it probably can't be
captured in VPC. Use one or the other. If you run daemon-tools in the
Guest you can capture a network mounted ISO, like on the host too with
no conflict.
 
 
 

Can't boot to ISO - Reboot or Select proper Boot device

Post by Robert Com » Wed, 16 Nov 2005 00:51:33

> Could the Daemon tools I'm using to mount the image be causing a problem?

I would think so, I've used it without any problems. You mount the CD/DVD
with Daemon tools, then you capture that (virtual) drive in Virtual PC and
it all should just work.


If you have the image capture with both Daemon tools and VPC, I don't think
that would work, but I've never tried it.

Also, if it's a DVD that is over 2.2G, that VPC wont support it directly,
you have to use something like Daemon tools.


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Can't boot to ISO - Reboot or Select proper Boot device

Post by David » Wed, 16 Nov 2005 01:13:25


How do you see in WinXP that it's bootable?
I don't know any way (other than programs like WinISO).

Bootable is not the same as autorun.
A bootable CD contains a bootsector and bootup code at a specific place on the CD.
Autorun requires just a autorun.inf file i the root dir of the cd which specifies a program windows will start when the CD is inserted (mounted).

/David
 
 
 

Can't boot to ISO - Reboot or Select proper Boot device

Post by Colin Barn » Wed, 16 Nov 2005 02:33:29

He can't run it in the guest until he installs an OS.

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Can't boot to ISO - Reboot or Select proper Boot device

Post by Colin Barn » Wed, 16 Nov 2005 02:34:11

It's a WinXP .iso so size is not the issue.

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Can't boot to ISO - Reboot or Select proper Boot device

Post by Robert Com » Wed, 16 Nov 2005 02:52:40

> It's a WinXP .iso so size is not the issue.

Actually it still could be, I have more than one WinXP iso that is bigger
than that. (multi-OS ones...)

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Can't boot to ISO - Reboot or Select proper Boot device

Post by Colin Barn » Wed, 16 Nov 2005 02:54:00

I see what you mean.

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Can't boot to ISO - Reboot or Select proper Boot device

Post by Craig Hugh » Wed, 16 Nov 2005 03:10:13

It's under 700Mb, so any other ideas?
 
 
 

Can't boot to ISO - Reboot or Select proper Boot device

Post by Ben Armstr » Wed, 16 Nov 2005 04:15:20

Have you tried booting off of the physical CD? How did you create your
ISO image?
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