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1. Start off by opening the Command Prompt (cmd). Explanations for both XP and Vista:  
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1.a Start off by opening the Command Prompt (cmd). Explanations for both XP and Vista:  
  
For XP, simply press, windows key + r, to open the run window and then type "cmd" followed by pressing "enter".
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For XP, simply press, windows key + r, to open the run window and then type "cmd" followed by pressing "enter". This also works in Vista if you havent changed the ISO copy to folder location.
  
 
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For Vista, click on the start menu and type "cmd" into the search; DO NOT PRESS ENTER. Wait for it to show the results and then right click on "cmd.exe" and select "Run as Administrator". ''Note: You will have to click "Continue" to run it as administrator.''
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1.b If you have changed the folder location you may have to run as administrator in Vista. Click on the start menu and type "cmd" into the search; DO NOT PRESS ENTER. Wait for it to show the results and then right click on "cmd.exe" and select "Run as Administrator". ''Note: You will have to click "Continue" to run it as administrator.''
  
 
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2. The Command Prompt should now be opened. ''Note: In Vista, the top left corner should say "Administrator".'' Copy this line: cd "C:\ubcd\ubcd\tools\win32\ubcd2iso"   
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2. The Command Prompt should now be opened. ''Note: In Vista, the top left corner should say "Administrator"; Only required if you changed the default folder.'' Copy this line: cd "C:\ubcd\ubcd\tools\win32\ubcd2iso" where %username% is your username.    
  
 
Now right click on the Command Prompt window and select paste.
 
Now right click on the Command Prompt window and select paste.

Revision as of 22:03, 14 July 2009

About The Tutorial

This tutorial will guide you through the steps to remaster the UBCD ISO to enable you to burn it to an optical disc. I will start off with a just downloaded state and proceed from there. This guide does not contain help on modifying any of the extracted content; if you are looking for a specific guide that is not available here, please check the UBCD forums for more help and information. It is highly recommended that after completing this tutorial that you test the remastered ISO with a Virtual Machine (VirtualBox (free), VMware, Qemu (free), etc.) or by burning it to a rewritable source such as cdrw/dvdrw to confirm it does work properly before burning it to a more permanent media as problems may arise and could save you an optical disc.



Requirements

Before we jump into the guide you will need the proper tools to help you out.

You will need:

  • 1. The UBCD ISO, ofcourse. Download it here if you haven't already. For this tutorial I will be using version 5.0 beta 12, seeing as it has more fixes and is up-to-date.
  • 2. 7-zip (free) available here or any other extraction software (Winzip, Winrar, etc.) to extract the contents of the ISO. I will be using 7-zip in this tutorial because it is free. Installed or portable version.
  • 3. At least 550mb of space for extracting and remastering, additional space required if you plan on adding more programs to the ISO.


After checking that you have met all requirements we can begin with the tutorial.



Let Us Begin!

For the purpose of this tutorial, the contents of the ISO will be extracted to your "My Documents" and the UBCD ISO will be located on the desktop. If you are using another drive or extracting to another folder adapt this guide according. If you are using Vista, you may have to run things as administrator and allow/continue when it asks you if you change the copy to ISO location. That being said let us begin...


Copying ISO to "My Documents"

1. Freshly downloaded to your desktop...

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2. Using start menu, go to "My Documents". Note: "My Documents" is easiest location as doesnt require administrative rights to view and modify contents of the folder, only read & write permission.

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3. Right click on the UBCD ISO on your desktop and select "Cut". Now select the "My Documents" window and right click on an empty space on the bottom and select "Paste". May take some time to transfer the ISO, so be patient. Note: You will need read & write permission to modify the contents of the "My Documents" folder.

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4. The UBCD ISO should now be located in "My Documents".

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Extracting the Contents

At this point the UBCD ISO should be located in "My Documents". We will now extract the contents of the ISO.


1. Open up 7-Zip and nagivate to the "C" drive using the drop down arrow on the far right.

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Selecting the "C" drive. You may have to select "Computer" first then "C" drive.

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2. You should see the UBCD ISO now.

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3. Select the ISO and then click the "Extract" button at the top.

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4. Should pop up a window to extract the contents to a folder.

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5. Rename extract to folder to ubcd. Should now say "C:\ubcd\". Note: By default the "extract to" folder is named the same as the file it is extracting from.

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6. Click the "Ok" button to begin extracting the contents to your "C" drive. May take a moment to complete.

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7. The "ubcd" folder should have been created.

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8. Check to make sure everything worked.

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Remastering The ISO

Now that the contents of the ISO have been extracted to the "C" drive into the folder named "ubcd", we can now continue and remaster (rebuild) the ISO.


1.a Start off by opening the Command Prompt (cmd). Explanations for both XP and Vista:

For XP, simply press, windows key + r, to open the run window and then type "cmd" followed by pressing "enter". This also works in Vista if you havent changed the ISO copy to folder location.

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1.b If you have changed the folder location you may have to run as administrator in Vista. Click on the start menu and type "cmd" into the search; DO NOT PRESS ENTER. Wait for it to show the results and then right click on "cmd.exe" and select "Run as Administrator". Note: You will have to click "Continue" to run it as administrator.

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2. The Command Prompt should now be opened. Note: In Vista, the top left corner should say "Administrator"; Only required if you changed the default folder. Copy this line: cd "C:\ubcd\ubcd\tools\win32\ubcd2iso" where %username% is your username.

Now right click on the Command Prompt window and select paste.

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Then press enter. You should now be in the "ubcd2iso" folder like so:

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3. Now that you are in the correct folder, copy and paste, using the same method as above, the following line: UBCD2ISO "c:\ubcd" "c:\ubcd.iso"


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4. If you did everything correctly, pressing enter should start the remastering process:

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May take a minute or two...so be patient.

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5. When it has finished, as the above picture shows, you will find the new ISO (ubcd.iso) located in the root (very beginning) of your "C" drive as well as the original UBCD ISO you downloaded and moved (in this case ubcd50b12.iso). As so:

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Now concludes the tutorial on how to remaster the UBCD ISO. This guide can easily be modified to fit someone using linux and may in the future include a linux version.

You may want to checkout other tutorials here.