Originally Posted by baskerville
I don't know if this works, but Open Solaris DVD images are provided in five parts that can be merged with a 'cat' command.
Would this work for merging CDs into DVDs or simply to merge small CDs into a bigger one?
This has nothing to do with remastering- cat just "glues" the 5 parts together, which by the way were split before from a "good" ISO huge image file. After doing the cat, you end up with the original iso file.
As different distributions have different build systems, remastering is a bit different, but in principle:
- you need to figure out where the boot image is on your first CD
- you need to "update/regenerate" the package list and eventual md5 files
- you "remaster" the new iso image using mkisofs.
Google around for remaster and mkisofs, and you may find some more specific instructions- I know for sure there's a tutorial to remaster SuSE 9.x and Redhat/Mandrake, although the last ones I did were back to Mandrake 8.0