QUOTE (EB1000 @ Dec 6 2009, 10:35 AM)
I'm not sure if this is the right section for this question, neither if this is the right question.. But I was wondering if it is possible to create a customized Live XP cd from an already installed OS. I mean' suppose I clean installed XP SP3 on my HD, and the entire installation with all my driver and software is less than 2GB in size. Can I backup my partition to an Image like ghost or true image or perhaps a Ramdisk image and convert it into a live bootable ISO image? I know that such a live CD will only work with the original hardware that was used to create it. And I know that this type of setup' if possible, will require a mountable RAMDISK so the live OS could use a writable media, but still is this possible, and if so, what tools do I need to accomplish this?
On CD/DVD you may be interested in this:
The above is a tested, knowing to be working approach.
The RAMDISK approach is tricky, and you would need a lot of RAM, since the WHOLE image will be loaded into RAM, a 2 Gb image is simply TOO big for this.
But you can create a hybrid approach, with part of the files on a READ ONLY "something" and part on the RAMDISK.
Take your time on boot-land, here:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showforum=94
- diskless Angel
There and here on 911 CD search for posts by ferengi, pavel and sanbarrow (for the "splitted images") and for posts by Euhenio (oldish XP in RAM disk method).
Also here and on boot-land search for posts by joakim and JFX. (using MS RAMDISK.SYS with images bigger than 512 Mb)