💿Virtual ODD (ISO)

Follow the guide in order

Please check the Bootable Virtual Drive first before using it.
  • Are virtual drives enabled? Mode Configuration

  • Are you going to use encryption at the same time? If so, proceed with encryption firstEncryption Guide

  • The ISO file must be a bootable file.

  • Since IODD works the same as physical ODD, an ISO file that does not boot from an actual ODD will not boot from IODD.

  • If your PC only supports UEFI boot, You must boot using the Virtual Drive function. Some motherboards do not support ODD boot.

  • Even in special cases (when installing an older OS on the latest generation board), the installation operation may fail due to a driver conflict as well. Even in this case, VHD files are mostly bootable and installable.

For MAC Users
  • IODD cannot directly mount DMG/BIN/IMG files or disk images for MAC. Must Convert to ISO file.

  • You can change it directly in Terminal. or Ultiliy(UltraISO/etc)

hdiutil convert [dmg FileName] -format UDTO -o [iso Filename]
Mv [filename.cdr] [Filename.iso]

ISO file mount

  1. Prepare the ISO file.

  2. Copy the ISO file to the IODD disk.

  3. safe removal And Reconnect. or [Push 1 key 3s]

  4. Select the ISO file from the IODD screen.[Push 6 or Enter Key] If it is mounted normally, you can see that the virtual drive is recognized on the desktop or in the Finder.

  5. Saves the current mounted state. Reconnecting will bring up the virtual drive in its current saved state.[ 9 Key]

  6. If the installation does not require booting, double-click the virtual drive or autorun as it is to execute the operation.

  7. If you need to boot from a virtual drive, continue with the item below.CMOS/BIOS Boot order Setting

If the file is not visible, try selecting another partition by pressing and holding the 4 key (partition selection).

If Virtual Drive is not enabled, please refer to the section below to enable Virtual ODDMode Configuration

CMOS/BIOS Boot order Setting

Boot setup menus may differ depending on the board manufacturer/chipset configuration.

Enter the PC's CMOS/BIOS screen (Most of them use the F2/DEL key during booting, but it differs from manufacturer to manufacturer, so contact the PC's motherboard manufacturer or refer to the manual)

Select the BOOT section [depending on the manufacturer, it may be in a submenu of other menus.E.g)Advanced].

Set the boot mode to Legacy.

And select IODD Virtual ODD Drive as the first priority in Boot Order.

Some boards do not support Multi-Lun. In that case, enable only IODD Virtual Drive as bootable drive (disable other drives in Boot order).Mode Configuration

If you are unable to select Legacy/UEFI, please contact the manufacturer. Or boot via VHD boot.Virtual Drive (VHD)Creat VHD file with VHD ToolsConvert ISO file to UEFI bootable Drive

Occasionally, you may make the mistake of setting the installation target drive to IODD. If possible, keep the IODD drive write-protected to prevent accidents during OS installation. [Press 3 key for 3 seconds]

Save & Exit

If you have set the correct ISO at the top of the boot order, At boot time, it boots via virtual ODD.

Windows > You will be prompted to press a specific key on the boot screen. (E.g F6)

Mac > For Intel or Silicon Macs, you may need to enter an additional key on your Mac when booting up. Please refer to APPLE's guide to booting from an external disk.

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