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ruario 10-04-2012 04:04 PM

alienBOB could we have Mini ISOs for Slackware 14.0, please?
 
I have found your mini ISOs handy both directly and for pointing other users to them. Would you consider hosting 14.0 versions?

Yes, I could make them myself and host them but I think people are more likely to feel comfortable trusting them if they come from you.

Also do you think there is any chance that Pat might consider offering these officially? They are great for network installs.

elvis4526 10-04-2012 04:19 PM

I don't see any advantages between a mini-iso like this and the usb image that is already provided officially in all slackware mirrors.
Yes I know that one is for cd and the other for a usb key, who still manually burn cd for this these day when you have the opportunity to boot by usb? :p

ruario 10-04-2012 04:41 PM

@elvis4526: Yes people still use CD ISOs. If they didn't why offer any ISO images at all? Also CDs are much cheaper than USB disks. Sure you can reuse USB disks but I like to keep my disto install media. If I am not reusing the USB disk and keeping it as install media then it just becomes really expensive install media. CD/DVDs aren't dead yet. ;)

Alien Bob 10-04-2012 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ruario (Post 4797495)
I have found your mini ISOs handy both directly and for pointing other users to them. Would you consider hosting 14.0 versions?

Yes, I could make them myself and host them but I think people are more likely to feel comfortable trusting them if they come from you.

Also do you think there is any chance that Pat might consider offering these officially? They are great for network installs.

Good idea, I uploaded some.

Cheers, Eric

ruario 10-04-2012 04:58 PM

Great stuff, thanks!!

GazL 10-04-2012 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elvis4526 (Post 4797505)
who still manually burn cd for this these day when you have the opportunity to boot by usb? :p

The obvious answer is people who don't have the opportunity to boot from usb. Some PCs are very particular about what they'll boot from. I still burn a disk for this very reason.

slackass 10-04-2012 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 4797527)
Good idea, I uploaded some.

Cheers, Eric

Thanks!
And for the packages you provide, Thanks!

piratesmack 10-05-2012 01:58 AM

What about replacing usbboot.img with an isohybrid version of the mini iso?

That would allow it to be either burned to a CD or written to a USB drive and it wouldn't take up any extra space on the Slackware DVD

markush 10-05-2012 03:17 AM

I use to create the mini-isos by myself (if I need one). When you read the README.TXT file in the isolinux-directory ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/slackwar...nux/README.TXT you'll find the necessary information.

One needs to download the directories "isolinux" and "kernel", also I use to download all files from the root-directory with wget.

Then I use the code from the README.TXT to create the following Script
Code:

mkisofs -o /tmp/slackware-mini.iso \
  -R -J -A "Slackware Install" \
  -hide-rr-moved \
  -v -d -N \
  -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table \
  -sort isolinux/iso.sort \
  -b isolinux/isolinux.bin \
  -c isolinux/isolinux.boot \
  -V "SlackCD" .

With the changes in green color. This script is placed into the root-directory and executed. It creates an iso-file in /tmp

Markus

Alien Bob 10-05-2012 03:43 AM

If you have a full local mirror then the script as suggested by markush won't work because his command will just create a full 5GB+ ISO image.

The script I use to create the mini ISO images out of a full local mirror is this: http://www.slackware.com/~alien/tool...ate_miniiso.sh

Eric


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