With Mac OS X, I can copy the DVD to a FireWire drive and use it to install on many different machines.
I want to do the same with Windows XP. Is there a way to copy the CD to a FireWire drive and have it be bootable? Ideally, I'd like to perform the initial copy from a Mac, using Mac/Unix tools. I don't care much about editing the hell out of the copied CD contents.
I'm installing Windows on Macs. That means EFI with a BIOS compatibility thing. I'm installing it on a second partition of GPT drives with partition data mirrored to an MBR. Let's assume it's an internal SATA drive, for now. So, just like BootCamp.
Yes, I'm aware that imaging the installed OS and replicating it to all the machines would be easier. I might do that, but I'm really interested in the idea of not having to use a Windows CD/DVD to perform installs.
So far, nothing straightforward showed up. The Googles is a mess.