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Old 09-06-2009, 09:28 AM   #1
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I am using Vista but I want to use Asianux so I downloaded the Asianux 3.0 Server SP1 x86 Source Disc files from http://asianux.com.

I do not know how to make bootable CDs from these files and I can find no explanation in the installation guide PDF file.

The Source Disc file for disc 1 is a .iso file and contains a few small files and mostly consists of .src.rpm files.

I have burned this file to CD using several different ISO recording programs.

I have extracted the files with winrar and burned them to CD.

I have downloaded and used mkisofs and the following line
mkisofs -o [image.iso] -J -r -v -V [disc_name] [source_directory]
and burned the resulting ISO file to CD with several ISO recording programs, but when I burn this resulting file the CD always contains just the ISO file. The ISO file is not extracted, just burned as is.

I have ensured that CD is the first boot device, and after loading BIOS, I see the usual check to boot from CD, but no bootable CD is found.

How do I make a bootable CD from these Source Disc files?

Thanks so much

Last edited by kdi1; 09-06-2009 at 12:56 PM.
 
Old 09-06-2009, 09:39 AM   #2
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yeah
their source files...
they won't work

notice what it says
Quote:
Asianux Partners may download Asianux binary ISOs from TSN.
Please click here if you want to know more about the Asianux partner program.
you need the binary iso if I'm not mistaken

what kinda distro is that?

OH
Wlecome to LQ kdi1!
 
Old 09-06-2009, 09:45 AM   #3
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Since I have all the source files, there must be a way to compile it into a bootable binary ISO. How can I do this?

Thanks for wlecoming me!

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Old 09-06-2009, 09:56 AM   #4
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Please tell me in detail what is in the iso?

anyway you can use a linux livecd?
I dont have windows and do not know windows commands

what experience do you have in Linux?
 
Old 09-06-2009, 10:04 AM   #5
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The structure of the iso file:

Asianux-3sp1-ia32-release-src-disc1.iso
>TRANS.TBL
>.discinfo
>Documents
>>ls-IR
>>MD5SUMS
>SRPMS
>>(many .src.rpm files)

I don't have much experience in linux but I know I want to remove Windows and use Asianux.

I have used a linux live cd before. Can I use a linux live cd to solve my problem?

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Old 09-06-2009, 10:10 AM   #6
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I would suggest to read the installatio manual:
http://www.asianux.com/upload/AXS3_I...Guide_v2_0.pdf
 
Old 09-06-2009, 10:16 AM   #7
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Yes I have read that and it does not explain how to make a CD from the source files provided on the site.

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Old 09-06-2009, 10:25 AM   #8
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anything in there named diskboot.img or boot.iso?
 
Old 09-06-2009, 10:28 AM   #9
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Negative.

The only files in there that I didn't list are .src.rpm files, of which there are 291.

But the installation guide refers to diskboot.img and boot.iso, and refers to a /images folder which is also not there.

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Old 09-06-2009, 10:31 AM   #10
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I'm downloading the iso, will see if it finished, if I can burn it and boot.
 
Old 09-06-2009, 10:38 AM   #11
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Repo's on the mission!

I wonder if the binary iso's are not free?
do they cost money?

whats good about this distro?
why do you want it?
just wonderin?
 
Old 09-06-2009, 11:04 AM   #12
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I like it because one of the co-developers is a Korean company.

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Old 09-06-2009, 12:04 PM   #13
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It's a source cd, so no way to make a bootable CD
However, you need the file boot.iso (according to the pdf)
All I can find are these image files
http://ftp.miraclelinux.com/pub/Asia...0/boot-images/

Doesn't Asialinux have a support or forum?
 
Old 09-06-2009, 12:26 PM   #14
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Asianux does not appear to have any sort of forum.

There is an email address which I emailed twice in English and Korean and have not received a response for 3 days.

There are downloadable pdf files that explain GUI, command line operation, etc within the Asianux environment.

There is an installation guide which assumes you have the installation CDs.

There is an FAQ section for problems occurring within the Asianux environment.

Why would they offer the source cd if I can't do anything with it?

I just burned the img file repo linked to but it was not bootable. The file is 1.4MB.

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Old 09-06-2009, 12:49 PM   #15
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I found the Korean website for Asianux, which has pages in English.

http://www.asianux.co.kr/en/server3_intro_en.php explains the product details and has a link to download a trial version or purchase it for USD$500.

Are they allowed to sell this without offering it for download?

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