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Can't create pure bootable HDD (FDD) image without adding dummy data

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Steps to reproduce:

Download the 1ety46ww.iso from here http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss...ocid=MIGR-56222

Hint: deep link for the ISO can be constructed from iety46ww.txt link, just change the extension.

 

Note: This software is useless for non ThinkPad owners

 

This ISO contains a bootable HDD image based on PC-DOS 7 that has a size of 66 MB.

 

As ImgBurn can't extract HDD boot images just use 7-Zip to extract it

hdd7zipza8.png

 

Then try to burn the image

hddbootableqv3.png

hddinfoqh0.png

 

Above screens show that ImgBurn does not see any data to burn although there was a boot image of 66 MB added before.

If the Burn button is pressed nothing happens.

 

Now add just an empty file like this one

19.02.2008  18:03					0 dummy.txt

 

and ImgBurn recognizes all data

hdddummygw9.png

 

and this can be burned:

I 12:32:25 ImgBurn Version 2.4.0.0 started!
I 12:32:25 Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (5.0, Build 2195 : Service Pack 4)
I 12:32:25 Total Physical Memory: 523.760 KB  -  Available: 286.888 KB
I 12:32:26 Initialising SPTI...
I 12:32:26 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 12:32:26 Found 1 CD-ROM, 1 CD-RW, 1 DVD-ROM/CD-RW and 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 12:37:46 Operation Started!
I 12:37:46 Building Image Tree...
I 12:37:46 Checking Directory Depth...
I 12:37:46 Calculating Totals...
I 12:37:46 Preparing Image...
I 12:37:46 Checking Path Length...
I 12:37:46 Contents: 1 File, 0 Folders
I 12:37:46 Size: 0 bytes
I 12:37:46 Sectors: 0
I 12:37:46 Image Size: 69.730.304 bytes
I 12:37:46 Image Sectors: 34.048
I 12:37:46 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00
I 12:39:18 Operation Started!
I 12:39:18 Source File: -==/\/[BUILD IMAGE]\/\==-
I 12:39:18 Source File Sectors: 34.048 (MODE1/2048)
I 12:39:18 Source File Size: 69.730.304 bytes
I 12:39:18 Source File Volume Identifier: 1ETY46WW
I 12:39:18 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.4.0.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 12:39:18 Source File File System(s): ISO9660 (Bootable)
I 12:39:18 Destination Device: [1:1:0] PIONEER DVD-RW  DVR-112 1.24 (S:) (ATA)
I 12:39:18 Destination Media Type: CD-RW (Disc ID: 97m34s25f) (Speeds: 16x; 24x; 32x)
I 12:39:18 Destination Media Sectors: 359.847
I 12:39:18 Write Mode: CD
I 12:39:18 Write Type: SAO
I 12:39:18 Write Speed: MAX
I 12:39:18 Test Mode: No
I 12:39:18 OPC: Yes
I 12:39:18 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 12:39:31 Filling Buffer... (40 MB)
I 12:39:31 Writing LeadIn...
I 12:39:41 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 34047)
I 12:39:41 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 34047)
I 12:40:09 Synchronising Cache...
I 12:40:22 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:01:04
I 12:40:22 Average Write Rate: 2.522 KB/s (16.8x) - Maximum Write Rate: 2.522 KB/s (16.8x)
I 12:40:22 Cycling Tray before Verify...
I 12:40:42 Device Ready!
I 12:40:42 Operation Started!
I 12:40:42 Source Device: [1:1:0] PIONEER DVD-RW  DVR-112 1.24 (S:) (ATA)
I 12:40:42 Source Media Type: CD-RW (Disc ID: 97m34s25f) (Speeds: 16x; 24x; 32x)
I 12:40:42 Image File: -==/\/[BUILD IMAGE]\/\==-
I 12:40:42 Image File Sectors: 34.048 (MODE1/2048)
I 12:40:42 Image File Size: 69.730.304 bytes
I 12:40:42 Image File Volume Identifier: 1ETY46WW
I 12:40:42 Image File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.4.0.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 12:40:42 Image File File System(s): ISO9660 (Bootable)
I 12:40:42 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / MAX
I 12:40:42 Verifying Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 34047)
I 12:40:42 Verifying Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 34047)
I 12:41:29 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:43
I 12:41:29 Average Verify Rate: 1.583 KB/s (10.6x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 2.564 KB/s (17.1x)

 

Same thing happens with FDD images although this is unusual (complete CD which has only up to 2.88 MB data).

Edited by MIG

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I'm not sure 'Bug' is the best way to describe this, it's 'by design' that the program won't build anything until you've added something to the Source box. Don't other tools do that too?

 

I'll consider it a 'feature request' and it's not high up my priority list because it's very easy to add a dummy.txt file.

 

Can't you just burn the ISO 'as-is' anyway?

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