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kater 03-20-2003 01:56 AM

Make bootable CD for Slack 9.0
 
I downloaded the packages and all the stuff I need to make a bootable install cd-rom.

But now, I don't know, what to enable in xcdroast:

Boot Image = ?

And do I need Floppy image boot, No disk emulation boot, hard disk image boot or not bootable image?

I never burned a bootable CD... And the how-to provied by Volkering doesn't make sense to me:

mkisofs -o /tmp/slackware.iso \
-R -J -V "Slackware Install" \
-x ./bootdisks \
-x ./extra \
-x ./slackware/gnome \
-x ./pasture \
-x ./rootdisks \
-x ./source \
-x ./zipslack \
-hide-rr-moved \
-v -d -N -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 32 -boot-info-table \
-sort isolinux/iso.sort \
-b isolinux/isolinux.bin \
-c isolinux/isolinux.boot \
-A "Slackware Install CD" .

Then use 'cdrecord' to burn it. (See 'man cdrecord')


I get a "mkisofs help screen", 'cause the first command seems to be wrong.

Aussie 03-20-2003 03:11 AM

If your getting an error message can you post it here?

kater 03-20-2003 04:35 AM

That's the problem: The error-msg is only the help-text of mkisofs. The same text you recieve if you type "mkisofs --help".

wickdgin 03-20-2003 10:12 AM

The command worked for me.

But the image generated by following those instructions is 749.1 MB. Which is of course too big to fit on a 700 MB cd. So I'm stuck.

Seph64 03-20-2003 10:38 AM

They say to either exclude Gnome, or KDE, or both. If you remove both KDE and Gnome, the image size would drop below 700MB, at least it did that for RC3.

Darkstar 03-20-2003 10:53 AM

Get rid of the KDEi directory and you should be fine. This is the command I use:

mkisofs
-o v:/temp/slackware.iso
-R
-J
-V "Slackware 9"
-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
-A "Slackware 9 Install" .

My directory consists of isolinux, kernels and slackware and that's it. By using this command I get about a 715 mg iso which burns nicely. I deleted the KDEi directory but you can also use the -x ./kdei function if you want.

HTH

kater 03-20-2003 10:57 AM

kater@backyard:/other/downloads/iso/slackware9$ mkisofs -o v:/other/slackware.iso -R -J -V "Slackware 9" -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 -A "Slackware 9 Install"
Warning: creating filesystem that does not conform to ISO-9660.
mkisofs 1.15a23 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)
mkisofs: Missing pathspec.
Usage: mkisofs [options] file...

Use mkisofs -help
to get a list of valid options.
kater@backyard:/other/downloads/iso/slackware9$


Something goes wrong down here :)

Seph64 03-20-2003 11:15 AM

v: ?

Linux does not have drive letters!

/tmp/slackware.iso will do you fine.

I got a problem. I downloaded Slackware 9 last night, but if I exclude KDE, KDEI and GNOME, the iso file size would still be around 750MB to 900MB. I can't figure out why, any one know?

DaOne 03-20-2003 12:18 PM

The only directories needed for the install iso are...

/slackware/-all except kdei-
/isolinux
/kernels/-only the kernel(s) you need-

This will give you an iso at approximately 690MB.

Obviously...all of the above isn't "needed", but it's and example of how you can have an iso capable of a full install (except for kdei), then you can add extras, etc. later.

Seph64 03-20-2003 12:26 PM

I exclude everything except for what you stated (kernels, isolinux, slackware (except kdei)) and I still get an ISO of about 815MB

Anyway, I am redownloading Slackware 9 to see if that helps.

kater 03-20-2003 02:36 PM

Warning: creating filesystem that does not conform to ISO-9660.
mkisofs 1.15a23 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)
mkisofs: Missing pathspec.
Usage: mkisofs [options] file...

Got this if I try with following command:

mkisofs -o /other/slackware.iso -R -J -V "Slackware 9" -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 -A "Slackware 9 Install"

Yes, I am in the slackware dir :)

rono 03-21-2003 07:01 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by kater
Warning: creating filesystem that does not conform to ISO-9660.
mkisofs 1.15a23 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)
mkisofs: Missing pathspec.
Usage: mkisofs [options] file...

Got this if I try with following command:

mkisofs -o /other/slackware.iso -R -J -V "Slackware 9" -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 -A "Slackware 9 Install"

Yes, I am in the slackware dir :)

Try adding "space" . (dot) at the en of the command row.
/Rono

bengo 03-21-2003 07:10 PM

maybe put in this command too?

-hide-rr-moved

toothfish 03-21-2003 09:51 PM

mulitpart question
 
hi all. i'm downloading an iso right now (from ftp://inferno.bioinformatics.vt.edu/linux-distros/slackware/slackware-9.0-iso/slackware-9.0-install.iso), but i would be interested in creating my own iso in the future at some point. from this thread it seems that it's necessary to leave either kde or gnome (or both) off the cd to get it to fit in 700MB, but the official cd has both of them on, right? am i missing something?

i'm thinking about using the target machine as a server- any suggestions (security or otherwise)? i'll probably try and set up sendmail, apache, and ftp to start (although from what i can tell from my 8.1 install they're set up automatically and just work), but maybe a nntp and/or name server if i'm feeling ambitious. i'd like to try out openbsd, for server stuff, but that'll have to wait until we get another spare box here.

i have 8.1 installed on my laptop right now, and it was a huge pain to install (nfs install-- no bootable cd drive, you see). would it be worth it for me to upgrade, or should i stick with what i have? any running 9 on their laptops right now?

i'm really not as clueless as i might seem right now-- for some reason i'm just feeling sort of dumb today.

cheers
paul

Aussie 03-21-2003 10:00 PM

Excluding the kdei directory will make the iso less than 700mb.


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