Rescue CD Enhance FAQ
Why did you create this CD?
I always wanted to create a CD with a few diagnose and repair
tools as well as a few installation OS so that I can bring around
helping my friend to install OS or repair their systems. One fine
day I stumbled on
Bart's Corporate Modboot and decide to create a CD accordingly
to his list of utilities. While reading the page, I found
911 Rescue CD
and decided to use it instead. Then I realize that
911 Rescue CD
does not support multiple OS, and from
Twikie's How-to I found
the instruction to multiple Windows 2000 in 1 CD, I decided to
add multi-OS into my CD. As I was editing the boot menu, I thought
to myself, why not create a package to help everyone out?
So here's how I came out with Rescue CD Enhance.
What is the difference with your version and 911
The major difference is: My version supports all the various
Windows NT/2000/XP as well as ERD
Commander 2002, Memtest86,
Softwares, directly off the CD menu. I use images as these
programs do not run off DOS.
Minor difference: I removed BCD coz it doesn't support CDImage.exe,
and edited the main batch file to support CDImage.exe. However
in doing so, I killed the support for auto-slipstream. Instead
of asking you to put all the utilities into a separate folder,
I ask you to put them directly into the cd folder, thus no need
to copy the files over to the cd folder and save some space (not
much, around 55MB if you have everything.) Also I updated BScript,
the CD boot menu selector.
There is no change to 911
Why don't you give us the ISO file?
As most of the tools are commercial, I could not release the
ISO containing all the tools. You have to own the license to each
tool in order to use them on your Rescue CD Enhance. In
addition, since it is impossible to put all the versions of Windows
into 1 CD, I'll have to create multiple releases, which will kill
my bandwidth. And to release Windows will be like putting a shotgun
in my mouth.
How do I create the CD?
After downloading the file, unrar to a folder of your choice,
Follow the steps in "Instructions.htm" to create the
Rescue CD Enhance.
Follow the steps in
rescuecd_utils.htm to install the utilities.
Note: You will need 1 to 2 GB or more of free space on the drive
you unrar to.
What is 911 Disk Builder?
I have included 911
Disk Builder 1.5 in the "911 Disk Builder" folder
to aid in creating the various boot images needed by the Rescue
CD Enhance. Read 911
Disk Builder 1.5 website for more info.
I want to help, how can I help?
You can help me test with various combination of Windows and
email me thanking
If you have time, you can edit WINCDMAN so that it could be use
to slipstream the various versions of Windows. Or your can edit
911 Disk Builder so that it can choose multiple Windows 9x/ME
to install. Or you can write a program that will create main.mnu
depending on which version of Windows are needed.