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#1 tinjaw


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Posted 27 November 2002 - 02:54 AM

I would love to be able to burn virtual CDs. For example Windows 2K has SP3 available. I would like to "insert" a "blank virtual CD/RW" into a Alcohol drive and copy over the i386 directory to it. Then run the SP3 updater on that i386 directory. Now I have a CD image for a patched Win2K without ever having to burn a physical master disc. I can then mount that virtual CD evertime I make changes to my system that require inserting the Win2K install CD.

#2 oc3boi


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Posted 27 November 2002 - 05:10 AM

I wholehearted second this request. I'd love to have the ability to handle "live" RW media as well.

But the Virtual CD+RW would let us have an alternative to the Easy Build Disc option. We'd be able to [I]see[I] the disc in Explorer.

Anyways, props to tinjaw for the suggestion, here's to hoping that Martin will take this up.

Just to expand on this, there'd be an option "Load virtual media" which would ask for a file for us to place the files into. Almost a virtual CDFS drive really. And we'd have the option to "Burn disc" or "Unload virtual media."

Just a few ideas :-D

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#3 Glenn_108


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 04:26 AM

I can't believe A120% doesn't already do this. It can emulate a whole drive but not the media in it.

A120% kind of does with image burn but it requires to be the builder/burning app.

I came here thinking I just need the info of how to get A120% to enable a virtual blank CD/DVD.

I'm really shocked it doesn't.  :blink:  oh well. :(


 Anyway here are some more reasons for a virtual blank CD\DVD option/feature:

All the apps that require to be the burner, like windows System Repair Disk.

Create Windows System Repair Disk ISO/MDF

Other Backup/Archive tools and many DVD Movie creation/editing apps


So yes please, create (enable) a Virtual Blank CD\DVD option.




#4 Charalambos


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Posted 26 December 2018 - 08:17 PM

This isn't the purpose of Alcohol. There are other programs that do this job (you can search on the web).

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