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Old 01-25-2010, 10:28 AM   #1
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Make bootable installation cd


Hi!

When you have made a linux distro.
How do you make a bootable installer cd?

Like when downloading and installing ubuntu.
How do you even make a installer?


Please help.
 
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:08 AM   #3
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Hi!

When you have made a linux distro.
How do you make a bootable installer cd?

Like when downloading and installing ubuntu.
How do you even make a installer?


Please help.
A lot of people who want to have installers for their distro's use: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/BuildDocProject or https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Ubiquity or the Slackware Installer system.

And although I haven't had a chance to check it out yet, for those who want a package manager in GUI there's http://sourceforge.net/projects/slackins/

I've posted some variation of this information because I see a lot of people asking for this, with virtually no mention of it in any of the LFS Hints, and people not being answered with regards to this question - it may be that it's totally beyond the scope of LFS, BLFS, CLFS, and ALFS, but then again, when completing the LFS(s), you really don't have a distro at all, you have a UNIX (Linux) system installed on a hard drive from scratch that can be picked up and put onto another machine of a very similar architecture.

Many people want to spin a distro, take their distro over to their friends houses and install it onto their friend's machine from a bootable installation CD.

Anaconda, Ubiquiti, and the Slackware installer each will let you do this (with quite a bit of non-trivial effort), with the addition of more compiled software on your LFS (which you can glean from the requirements of the three installers mentioned above).

I've done this a couple of times in the past when I wanted a spin of my own to carry and install on client machinery - my own distro. For people who want this portability, these options above are probably your best bet.

There's one more that I'll mention. http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ - a compromise to get a portable distro real quick - they'll even add support for your distro if you like through a submission process that is documented on their website.

YMMV

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