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Old 11-16-2005, 07:21 PM   #1
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How to make bootable ISO image of whole Linux installed?


Hi guys,
I wonder if I can make a bootable ISO image file of whole linux that is already installed on my computer. Here's what I want to do in detail: I have already installed SuSE 9.2 and I have been experiencing some problems with my HD. Since I need a total image of the system copied to DVD (rather a clone) that is supposed to run when I boot from it (DVD) so that I can reinstall the very same system already on my laptop. I just don't want to bother with the package selection and etc.. each time I install. Let me give you an example of what I have in my mind: I had a Ghost image of WinXP shipped along with my laptop which is marked as Recovery DVD. When I am stuck with it, I just insert the DVD, boot from the DVD-ROM and puff.. It simply formats the HD and copies the already-installed XP with all stuff such as applications, drivers...

Would it work if I simply make an ISO file with
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?
 
Old 11-16-2005, 08:04 PM   #2
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See if this link has what you are looking for.
http://www.linux-backup.net/Copy/
 
Old 11-16-2005, 09:04 PM   #3
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Well, thx for the link but I am rather interested in finding a way of stabilizing a list of packages installed, not a routine backup issue. thanks, anyway
 
Old 11-17-2005, 11:50 AM   #4
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Anybody at all? Any idea?
 
Old 11-17-2005, 11:55 AM   #5
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Have a look at mkcdrec:
http://mkcdrec.ota.be/

or autoyast:
http://www.suse.de/~nashif/autoinstallation/index.html

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