Image of XP SP2 / Slipstreaming on a Mac?

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  1. asherman13 macrumors 6502a

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    An alternative is to use the PC to slipstream SP2 into your existing Windows XP installation CD. But since you cannot burn the slipstreamed CD, just make a disk image on the PC using WinISO or ISOBuster to save the ISO disk image.

    Transfer the disk image to a Mac with a CDR and burn the disk that way.
     
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    since you have a macbook bro, make the slipstream cd on the pc and then hookup a ethernet cable between the pc and macbook and just transfer the image.. that should work
     
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    If the CD drive on the PC is dead then you can always make an image of the Windows installer CD on a Mac. Transfer the CD image to the PC. Open the CD image on the PC using WinISO and copy all the files off the CD image.

    At this point you just need to follow the instructions for slipstreaming SP2 into your installer and then build a CD image from the slipstreamed directory. Copy the new CD image to a mac with a working CD burner and burn the image to a CD (ensuring that you are burning the image to the CD as an image rather than as a file).
     
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    Alright; thanks.

    Can Disk Utility burn a .iso?
     
  7. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

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    Yes
     
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    Could tell me how? I've only burned a disk image once, and that was a good 2 or 3 years ago...
     
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    1. Open Disk Utitily.
    2. Select menu Images->Burn...
    3. Select .iso file
    4. Click "Burn"
     
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    Alright; I'll try that and let you guys know how it goes. Thanks for the advice!
     
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    now i have ran into a problem when i restart to windows to do the install i get stuck at a black screen that says bcdw and a cursor that just blinks... any ideas? :confused:
     
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    Another question: Can Mac's mount .iso's? If so, what happens when you do?
     
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    Illegal activities are not supported on MacRumors.
     
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