I want to tailor own Linux installation disk, only install some of the software packages in the pool folder.
Any experts here have ever did similar things? The pool folder occupy most space in a CD media.
What I need are vmlinuz (kernel binary), initrd.gz (initial ramdisk image), boot.img, Optional kernel modules.... and some essential programs in pool folder.
Linux CD have boot image files,
boot up from floppy disk can by dd and rdev command.
dd if=<filename> of=/dev/fd0 bs=1k
<filename> name could be bootimage/boot.img. It is x86 boot sector file type.
boot up from CD can by mkisofs command
mkisofs -o <filename> -b <isolinux.bin> -c <boot.cat> -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -r <directoryname>
inside <directoryname> are files like vmlinuz, isolinux.cfg, initrd.img, *.msg etc
Thank you for the sharing.