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Monday, June 23, 2008

Booting of a Live CD without a CD or an Emulator

Yes, it's possible to boot off a live CD without any burnable discs or an emulator, especially if you have Mac OS X installed.

  1. Open Disk Utility in /Applications/Utilities/
  2. Create a partition just over the size of the disc image.
  3. Select your hard drive in the left table view and click on the Restore tab on the right.
  4. In the Source field, drag in the image from the left table view or select it through the selection dialog; for the destination, drag in your partition from the left side.
  5. Press Restore.
  6. Reboot, holding down the Option (alt) key.
  7. Select your Live CD partition.
  8. Enjoy your Live CD!
If anyone knows how to do this on other OS's please leave it in the comments and it may be added here.