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Virtual drive - select cdrom or removable media

By @ComputerDoktor2021-06-09 15:49:47.166Z

With a cdrom virtual image, windows suggests formatting the device, boot fails.
Please add a choice between cdrom and removable media.
Works with PiKVM selection cdrom instead of flash.

  • 4 replies
  1. Michael Lynch @michael2021-06-09 20:54:52.403Z

    Thanks for reporting this! Currently, we load all files in flash mode, but it's on the roadmap to support CD-ROM mode.

    Can you share anything about the disk image that only works in CD-ROM mode? So far, we haven't found any files that require CD-ROM mode, so if you have a pointer to where we can find one for testing, that would be helpful.

    1. C
      In reply toComputerDoktor:
      @ComputerDoktor2021-06-10 04:49:46.242Z

      One CD-ROM image was not recognised on a target system running Windows 10, Raspi OS did not care about media type.
      2 examples with output of file command
      image built with Windows "burn on CD"
      ISO 9660 CD-ROM filesystem data 'XXXXXXXXXXXX'
      image built by https://github.com/ChrisRfr/Win10XPE rsp https://github.com/pebakery/pebakery
      ISO 9660 CD-ROM filesystem data 'Win10XPE_x64' (bootable)

      1. C
        In reply toComputerDoktor:
        @ComputerDoktor2021-06-10 17:30:39.708Z

        Another example for an iso image which is not recognized neither running Windows nor as boot media
        Windows evaluation
        https://software-download.microsoft.com/download/pr/19042.508.200927-1902.20h2_release_svc_refresh_CLIENTENTERPRISEEVAL_OEMRET_x64FRE_de-de.iso

        1. Michael Lynch @michael2021-06-10 18:23:21.973Z

          Thanks! We'll use this to implement support for CD-ROM mode in a future version.