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Old 10-10-2003, 10:40 AM   #1
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mkisofs < a little help needed


so i installed mkisofs nad the other utility to make a bootable cd (slackware) but im kinda in a trouble...


First: i tried making a bootable cd with KOnCD but i got an error that mkisofs is not installed, but it is and works just fine..

Second: let just say if i want to make a bootable cd with mkisofs in a command line and lets assume that the iso is /root/Slackware-9.0.iso what do i need ? and how can i make a bootable cd, it would be really nice if somebody would make a nice howto





and if anybody knows how to make a bootable cd with Gnometoaster it would be really nice too



i tried searching the web with google, i surfed for hours and came up with nothing...



also, im really sorry for my english..

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Old 10-10-2003, 11:34 AM   #2
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Xcdroast is soooo much easier to use.

Depending on the distro you are using, this may vary a little bid. I am using Slackware 9.0 right now and this is how it is done. You still may need to make links, but they may be already done correctly upon installation. Try this though:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/x...alpha14.tar.gz

If you download it, extract it, install it with (./configure, make, make install) and you will need to make a few symbolic links for some files to work for xcdroast, but its easy and quick. Activate xcdroast as ROOT and choose to enable "non root mode". this lets regular users use xcdroast even if they are not root.

you will need to make symlinks for a few files. I cannot remember off the top of my head the exact filenames, and im at work right now and dont have my wonderful slackware box in front of me.

when you try to execute the xcdroast right after installation, it will give you an error saying it cannot find certin files in the default locaton its looking. its looking for the files in /usr/local/bin, and they are actually sitting in /usr/bin.

just do a "ln-s /usr/bin/filename /usr/local/bin/filename" for the required files, i think there are 5, and you will be off burning bootable cd's to your hearts content.

Good luck,

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Old 10-10-2003, 11:47 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by craigdolson
Xcdroast is soooo much easier to use.

Depending on the distro you are using, this may vary a little bid. I am using Slackware 9.0 right now and this is how it is done. You still may need to make links, but they may be already done correctly upon installation. Try this though:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/x...alpha14.tar.gz

If you download it, extract it, install it with (./configure, make, make install) and you will need to make a few symbolic links for some files to work for xcdroast, but its easy and quick. Activate xcdroast as ROOT and choose to enable "non root mode". this lets regular users use xcdroast even if they are not root.

you will need to make symlinks for a few files. I cannot remember off the top of my head the exact filenames, and im at work right now and dont have my wonderful slackware box in front of me.

when you try to execute the xcdroast right after installation, it will give you an error saying it cannot find certin files in the default locaton its looking. its looking for the files in /usr/local/bin, and they are actually sitting in /usr/bin.

just do a "ln-s /usr/bin/filename /usr/local/bin/filename" for the required files, i think there are 5, and you will be off burning bootable cd's to your hearts content.

Good luck,


thats the problem, i dont have network access with that computer, so i only have mkisofs and gnometoaster in use..
 
Old 10-10-2003, 09:14 PM   #4
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You could have a look at CD WRITING IN LINUX-THE BASICS at http://linux.sgms-centre.com/ and open up the Linux howto
documents.

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Old 10-11-2003, 01:01 AM   #5
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why do you not have network access? Is it by choice, or is your ethernet or modem not working properly?
 
Old 10-11-2003, 01:44 AM   #6
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Ok, heres another big problem, i downloaded the net install image for woody (woody-i386-1.iso) but how can i write it on a cd ?! just write like a data file ?! goz xcdroast says that i dont have a CD in the drive put i have, and if i wrote the iso with cdrecord it didnt boot up on startup(BIOS was set on First boot device: cdrom) do i need somekind of floppy images !? if so witch ones !?
 
Old 10-12-2003, 11:29 PM   #7
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With Xcdroast, you have to burn it as an image file. Does Xcdroast recognize your CD Burner? You may have to tell linux to see your IDE CDRW as a SCSI through Emulation. Run a scanbus to see if it is recognized. Xcdroast is pretty liberal in finding hardware. It found my USB external CDRW drive and automaticly set it up with SCSI emulation.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 11:59 PM   #8
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how did you write it using cd-record? If the iso is an image of a bootable cd, then something like
cdrecord speed=4 dev=0,0,0 woddy-blah.iso
should have done it.
 
  


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