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Old 11-17-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
gajbooks
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mkisofs returns error "mkisofs: Uh oh, I cant find the boot catalog directory "


I am trying to create a bootable cd with isolinux but mkisofs keeps returning the error "mkisofs: Uh oh, I cant find the boot catalog directory " the commands i am using are:

mkisofs -o output.iso \
-b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/boot.cat \
-no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table \
CD_root


i have tried everything that they say to try online but it still won't work.
 
Old 11-18-2010, 07:52 AM   #2
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What directory are you issuing the command from?
try in the boot folder

if there's no boot folder try
Code:
mkisofs -r -V "CD Label" -cache-inodes -J -l \
-b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/boot.cat -no-emul-boot \
-boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -o name_of_cd.iso folder_cd_is_in/
so, say you have a folder named "mycd" on your Desktop and you open a terminal at Desktop, and you wanted to label the iso "Fedora Live", and the cd's name was "Fedora-Live-14.iso", it would be

Code:
mkisofs -r -V "Fedora Live" -cache-inodes -J -l \
-b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/boot.cat -no-emul-boot \
-boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -o Fedora-Live-14.iso mycd/
try that
 
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:37 PM   #3
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That works, thank you!
but i would like to know what the -r,-V,-J,-l and -cache-inodes options do.
 
Old 11-18-2010, 07:43 PM   #4
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Mmmm...you know thats actually from a script for updating the ClamAV LiveCD
http://www.feedingthemachine.com/200...update-script/

heres the options
http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/cmd/...path=m/mkisofs
 
  


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