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Old 03-20-2003, 01:56 AM   #1
kater
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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.
 
Old 03-20-2003, 03:11 AM   #2
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If your getting an error message can you post it here?
 
Old 03-20-2003, 04:35 AM   #3
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That's the problem: The error-msg is only the help-text of mkisofs. The same text you recieve if you type "mkisofs --help".
 
Old 03-20-2003, 10:12 AM   #4
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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.

Last edited by wickdgin; 03-20-2003 at 10:13 AM.
 
Old 03-20-2003, 10:38 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 03-20-2003, 10:53 AM   #6
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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
 
Old 03-20-2003, 10:57 AM   #7
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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
 
Old 03-20-2003, 11:15 AM   #8
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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?
 
Old 03-20-2003, 12:18 PM   #9
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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.

Last edited by DaOne; 03-20-2003 at 12:20 PM.
 
Old 03-20-2003, 12:26 PM   #10
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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.
 
Old 03-20-2003, 02:36 PM   #11
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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
 
Old 03-21-2003, 07:01 PM   #12
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Smile

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
 
Old 03-21-2003, 07:10 PM   #13
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maybe put in this command too?

-hide-rr-moved
 
Old 03-21-2003, 09:51 PM   #14
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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
 
Old 03-21-2003, 10:00 PM   #15
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Excluding the kdei directory will make the iso less than 700mb.
 
  


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