DiscWizard - Creating Bootable Media
Instructions for creating a DiscWizard bootable CD.
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- Launch DiscWizard and select Backup and Recovery, followed by Create bootable media.
Note: You can also run the Bootable Media Builder without loading DiscWizard by selecting Programs -> Seagate -> Seagate DiscWizard -> Tools and Utilities -> Bootable Media Builder from the Windows Start menu.
- Select which components of Seagate programs you want to place on the bootable media.
The full version of DiscWizard includes support of USB, PC Card (formerly PCMCIA) and SCSI interfaces along with the storage devices connected via those interfaces. It is therefore highly recommended.You can also choose here, after what period of time (in seconds) DiscWizard will start automatically. The default value is 10 seconds.
- Set command-line startup parameters for bootable media that are being created (if needed) in order to configure media boot options for better compatibility with different hardware.
Several advanced options are available (nousb, nomouse, noapic, etc.). All the available startup parameters are listed in the DiscWizard User Guide, Appendix C - Startup Parameters.
- Select the type of bootable media (CD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW or 3.5" diskettes) to create. If your BIOS has this feature, you can create other bootable media such as removable USB flash drives. You can also choose to create an ISO image that can be mounted or can be burned to a CD to make a bootable CD.
- If you are creating a CD, DVD or another type of removable media, insert the blank disc so the program can determine its capacity. If you choose to create a bootable disc ISO image, specify the ISO file name and the folder in which to place it.
- Next, the program will calculate how many blank discs are required (in case you have not chosen ISO or CD) and give you time to prepare them. When you are finished, click Proceed.
- After you create a boot disc, mark it and keep it in a safe place.
Note: Please keep in mind that the image backups created by a later program version may be incompatible with the previous program versions. For this reason, we highly recommend that you create new bootable media after you update DiscWizard.
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