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Old 04-13-2005, 05:27 AM   #1
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Question mkbootdisk for CDs


Because the 2.6 Linux kernel in Fedora Core 3 is much larger than a diskette, the mkbootdisk command failed for me. How do I go about creating a bootable CD for same using my CD-RW drive?
 
Old 04-13-2005, 05:49 AM   #2
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Checked out the LiveCD project?
 
Old 04-13-2005, 07:53 AM   #3
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It is possible to create a CD bootdisk.

mkbootdisk --iso --device boot.iso `uname -r`

This will create the ISO image and then you can create the CD with k3b or other CD burning software.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 08:17 AM   #4
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That's exactly what I wanted to. Thank you. I asked a similar question a few weeks ago, and that is exactly the solution I was looking for.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 08:31 AM   #5
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I executed the mkbootdisk command as you suggested and have the file it created.

How would I go about finding what CD burning software I have with my Fedora Core 3 installation, and if none, how do I go about installing something that could do the job? I don't seem to have k3b.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 08:47 AM   #6
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To burn via the command line.
cdrecord -v dev=0,0,0 -data boot.iso

Use the command: cdrecord --scanbus to find out what your dev should be.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 11:13 AM   #7
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The result of cdrecord -scanbus is as follows:

======================================
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01-dvd (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg Schilling
Note: This version is an unofficial (modified) version with DVD support
Note: and therefore may have bugs that are not present in the original.
Note: Please send bug reports or support requests to http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla
Note: The author of cdrecord should not be bothered with problems in this version.
Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'.
scsibus1:
1,0,0 100) 'HP ' 'CD-Writer+ 9500b' '1.04' Removable CD-ROM
1,1,0 101) *
1,2,0 102) *
1,3,0 103) *
1,4,0 104) *
1,5,0 105) *
1,6,0 106) *
1,7,0 107) *
============================================


The command "cdrecord -v dev=1,0,0 -data boot.iso" then results in the following:
=============================================
cdrecord: No write mode specified.
cdrecord: Asuming -tao mode.
cdrecord: Future versions of cdrecord may have different drive dependent defaults.
cdrecord: Continuing in 5 seconds...
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01-dvd (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg Schilling
Note: This version is an unofficial (modified) version with DVD support
Note: and therefore may have bugs that are not present in the original.
Note: Please send bug reports or support requests to http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla
Note: The author of cdrecord should not be bothered with problems in this version.
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
scsidev: '1,0,0'
scsibus: 1 target: 0 lun: 0
cdrecord: Success. Cannot open SCSI driver.
cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'.
cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord dev=help'.
================================================

I am uncertain as to the next step to take. I am using CD-RW (not CD-R) media. There is no prep of that media required? FWIW, there is no SCSI in my system.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 11:25 AM   #8
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Try this using the correct name for the iso image.

cdrecord -v dev=ATA:1,0,0 -data boot.iso
 
  


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