OT: make CD boot disk

I bought a 160 gig hard disk at Best Buy ($36 after rebate). I'm putting a
copy of all my software CDs on it. My Windows XP install CD is a boot disk.
How do I copy it to the hard disk so I can later make a CD boot disk?
Metal content: XP runs my CNC mill and two CNC lathes. The new CNC lathe,
Hardinge CHNC, don't run yet even though I've spent the last month wiring
the new control.
Karl
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Karl Townsend
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It depends on what you mean by "real time" - can you say "quasi real time" and be ok? If so, Windows can probably do it; if not, you might need a real time OS.
Bill
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Bill Schwab
Google: "slipstreaming" that is the method used for adding SPs and updates into a bootable CD. I did this a while ago and you need to take a number of steps and have some software to put a boot image where it belongs, it's all free. I don't remember all the processes but it will be clear when you understand slipstreaming. Does your XP disk contain any service packs? If not, you will hit the 134 gb limit...you need at least SP1, so, you have to slipstream anyway. While you're at it, look at: "Acronis" software, they make the best disk management stuff I've seen. There are a couple of XP NG's, but the people are very rude and profane but knowledgeable...don't banter with them, they get worse.
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Tom Gardner
Most setups use a dedicated microcontroller board to handle the actual realtime stuff and talk with the Win PC for the stream of commands. The controller board can be on the PC bus or be connected by a communications link - RS232 or USB are common.
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Fred R
My control, Camsoft, does it by having a real time process control computer on a PCI card. WinXP is the host.
Karl
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Karl Townsend
A hell of a lot of the current hip slick and cool water jet cutters are running under Win 2k.
Gunner
"Pax Americana is a philosophy. Hardly an empire. Making sure other people play nice and dont kill each other (and us) off in job lots is hardly empire building, particularly when you give them self determination under "play nice" rules.
Think of it as having your older brother knock the shit out of you for torturing the cat." Gunner
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Gunner Asch
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You could use Nero to make an ISO image of your MSXP cd, and tell Nero to save that ISO image on your new HDD. Now you have become dependant of your 'Nero CD burning SW' ! Store it too ! (On your new HDD)
Can MSwinXP be used to control realtime critical prosesses ? I thought good old DOS more suited for that :-)
AP
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A.P.

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