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Old 07-09-2004, 10:58 AM   #1
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Creating a bootable cd


I took a Gentoo CD (live disk iso), copied all files and directories to a directory on my hard drive. Inside this directory I made some changes to suit the way I would like for the set up to be. Now, I want to burn this directory to a cd. How do I make this cd bootable?
 
Old 07-09-2004, 11:30 AM   #2
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A search on the net would have given you many resources........

To get you started:
http://www.linux.com/howtos/Bootdisk.../cd-roms.shtml
http://www.xs4all.nl/~lennartb/insta...stalldisk.html
http://nic.phys.ethz.ch/readme/41
 
Old 07-09-2004, 02:40 PM   #3
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thanks for the help but none of these address the problem. if anyone else here has done this, please let me in on it.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 02:51 PM   #4
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http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Gentoo_LiveCD_and_LiveUSB
 
Old 07-09-2004, 06:18 PM   #5
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that's entirely not what im looking for, but thanks for the help.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 06:45 PM   #6
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What is that you are trying to do? From reading your post, you copied a Gentoo LiveCd to your hard disk and made several modifications. Now you are trying to repackage it into a new LiveCD (am I wrong here?).

Frome the livecd-ng
Code:
Creating a Gentoo CD
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   This document will guide you through the process of creating an iso image of
a Gentoo LiveCD.  The LiveCD is a bootable, fully functional Gentoo system,
run off of a CD.  Most often they are used to install Gentoo, but they are
also handy as a rescue CD or demo.

   The LiveCD is essentially a stage 3 build of Gentoo with a few extra
packages for whatever application the CD is to serve.
Seems that it should be able to create a custom live cd.

There is an updated tutorial here:
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Custom_Stage4

If it doesn't work, you could try http://www.linux-live.org/. They have bash scripts that will create a live cd, but it doesn't work with 2.6 kernels.

Last edited by comp12345; 07-09-2004 at 07:41 PM.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 12:58 AM   #7
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CD burner settings

In my experience, to make a CD bootable (.iso), you simply tell the CD burning application you are using that you would like to make a bootable CD from a CD image. In roxio, it was something like

file -> make CD from image -> select file -> select filter ...make sure it's .iso -> burn!

something like that...hope it helps
 
  


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