CREATING A BOOTABLE CD-ROM
WARNING: Creating a Bootable CD-ROM is intended for the advanced user.
It requires an understanding of how to create bootable floppy disks and
how to create and edit DOS CONFIG.SYS and/or AUTOEXEC.BAT files.
Adaptec Easy CD Creator allows you to create CDs that you can boot from.
However, not all systems support booting from CD-ROMs. Here is what you
1.) If your computer has a built-in CD-ROM drive, you should check your
system BIOS settings and see if you can enable Bootable CD-ROM
support. Most Pentium class systems (or higher) support this
2.) If your CD-ROM drive is connected to a SCSI host adapter, and if
the SCSI host adapter has a BIOS on-board, you should check your
host adapter documentation and see if it supports booting from a
Adaptec Easy CD Creator creates a bootable CD-ROM by copying the contents
of a bootable floppy disk to your CD.
When you boot to the CD-ROM, the
exact contents of your floppy disk are now seen on your CD-ROM drive.
Under most configurations, the CD-ROM drive is accessible as drive A: while
your floppy drive automatically moves from drive A: to B:.
When you boot to your CD-ROM, your drive A: will only show you the contents
that were on your floppy disk. You will not see any of the files that were
added to your CD layout from within Easy CD Creator. In order to see the
CD-ROM content, you need to properly create the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT
that are on the root directory of your bootable floppy disk / CD-ROM.
The creation of the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT is dependent on the system
you are planning to boot from. The CONFIG.SYS file will typically contain
the instructions to load...