Wouldnt it be cool to have a hardware cd emulator?
Just the other day I was tinkering with nlite to create a customizable xp os for my single board computer. The board has a pc/104 extension which I used for a pcmcia addon card. The full version of xp recognized and install the drivers for the pcmcia card. However, when I start pulling components out with nlite, xp would not detect it even with the drivers.
To make a long story short and half a dozen wasted cds later...
I was thinking, wouldnt be nice to have a hardware cdrom emulator? This device would have one end a usb connector and on the other end IDE/SATA. You would connect this to a computer, load an ISO image and connect the other end to another computer which you want to install the OS.
I have VMware, but unfortunately the hardware configuration is not the same as my SBC. So inorder to test nlite, I would have to literally burn a cd.
Is there such a thing?