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Old 10-19-2006, 01:38 PM   #1
dachinster
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making cd iso into dvd iso


hey all
i got a copy of slackware 11 from a friend but it is a bunch of cds and i want to make it into a dvd

my friend doesnt know how to

i am a windows user who has used linux a couple of times but just with the gui and not anything hardcore like typing commands (u cud basically say i havent used linux at all)

i want to change this by diving right into something like slackware which i heard was a good, fast, stable distro and one of the hardest to master

but first off, i want to figure out how to make these cd images into a dvd so i wont have to lug around all of them

thanks in advance for trying to help
 
Old 10-19-2006, 03:40 PM   #2
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Just download the dvd iso from a mirror.
 
Old 10-19-2006, 04:19 PM   #3
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hey,

interndan the guy must probably be at a place where he can't download the image thats why he has asked the question I think!

from http://en.opensuse.org/Making_a_DVD_from_CDs :
You will need to do this on a Linux box console or run it from the console you will get thru the first CD installer

* First download all CDs from a mirror near to you
[1]
* Then mount loop all the images

# mkdir -p /mnt/SL10B2CD01 && mount -o loop /path/to/iso/SUSE-10.0-CD-OSS-i386-Beta2-CD1.iso /mnt/SL10B2CD01
# mkdir -p /mnt/SL10B2CD02 && mount -o loop /path/to/iso/SUSE-10.0-CD-OSS-i386-Beta2-CD2.iso /mnt/SL10B2CD02
# mkdir -p /mnt/SL10B2CD03 && mount -o loop /path/to/iso/SUSE-10.0-CD-OSS-i386-Beta2-CD3.iso /mnt/SL10B2CD03
# mkdir -p /mnt/SL10B2CD04 && mount -o loop /path/to/iso/SUSE-10.0-CD-OSS-i386-Beta2-CD4.iso /mnt/SL10B2CD04
# mkdir -p /mnt/SL10B2CD05 && mount -o loop /path/to/iso/SUSE-10.0-CD-OSS-i386-Beta2-CD5.iso /mnt/SL10B2CD05

* Then copy the contents of all the mounts into a safe place. Maybe like this:

# mkdir -p /tmp/sl10b2dvd
# cp -rfvp /mnt/SL10B2CD01/* /tmp/sl10b2dvd
# cp -rfvp /mnt/SL10B2CD02/* /tmp/sl10b2dvd
# cp -rfvp /mnt/SL10B2CD03/* /tmp/sl10b2dvd
# cp -rfvp /mnt/SL10B2CD04/* /tmp/sl10b2dvd
# cp -rfvp /mnt/SL10B2CD05/* /tmp/sl10b2dvd

* Now you can umount the mounts

# umount /mnt/SL10B2CD01
# umount /mnt/SL10B2CD02
# umount /mnt/SL10B2CD03
# umount /mnt/SL10B2CD04
# umount /mnt/SL10B2CD05

* Now change into the new path with the copied CDs. As we only get one installation media you can safely delete every directory not named "media.1"

# cd /tmp/sl10b2dvd
# rm -rf media.2 media.3 media.4 media.5

* Now change into the directory "media.1" and alter the file "media" with an editor of you choice. The original file will show the number "5" as normally the installation should go from a five CD-set. Please alter it to "1" and save the file.

# cd /tmp/sl10b2dvd/media.1
# joe media
# rm -f media~

* Make sure everything inside the "boot" directory has write permissions. You may see some errors but you can safely ignore them.

# chmod 777 -Rv /tmp/sl10b2dvd/boot
# cd /tmp/sl10b2dvd/suse

* Now we need to re-create the package description files making YaST know where the files are.. Please write the following in one single line.

# create_package_descr -x setup/descr/EXTRA_PROV -l english -l spanish -l french \
-l german -l czech -l hungarian -l italian -C

* Now let's write the ISO. Please write the following in one single line.

# mkisofs -v -V SU100OSS.001 -r -J -l -L -P "SuSE Linux AG" \
-b "boot/i386/loader/isolinux.bin" \
-c "boot/i386/loader/boot.cat" \
-no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table \
-graft-points -o /tmp/openSuSE-10.0-beta2-DVD.iso \
/tmp/sl10b2dvd

* You may use this ISO-Image as a virtual DVD for VMware or - last but not least - burn it to a real DVD :-)

I don't know wether this (a SUSE idea) will work for Slackware too. I think it should .. you should try it out and remember to tell us the result in this forum! if you are unsure by my "I think it should" ;wait for some guru to tell us the truth in this forum
Although you should have googled and found this out yourself thanks a lot for putting this on the forum. Quite Interesting!

Last edited by duryodhan; 10-19-2006 at 04:25 PM.
 
Old 10-19-2006, 04:37 PM   #4
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If he can't down load dvd iso, how is he going to do step one in your instructions???
 
Old 10-19-2006, 04:46 PM   #5
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"i got a copy of slackware 11 from a friend but it is a bunch of cds and i want to make it into a dvd"

My god!
 
Old 10-20-2006, 03:24 AM   #6
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duryodhan, thanks for the constructive reply but will that work with slackware cds?
what aside from the obvious "SUSE-10.0-CD-OSS-i386-Beta2-CDx.iso" should i change to make this work?

i can get access to a linux box so it wont be a problem, but ill need some help with editing those instructions for the slackware cds

@interndan
im on 56k, id like to see u try downloading a dvd on that.
thats why i asked for the copy from a friend who had it already
 
Old 10-20-2006, 03:58 AM   #7
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you will probably have to change this too. I am not sure what exactly .. some experienced guy will have to answer.

# create_package_descr -x setup/descr/EXTRA_PROV -l english -l spanish -l french \
-l german -l czech -l hungarian -l italian -C

this command is for YAST! So if you have SUSE box then I dont think you will have to.

Try it all out thats the best way to see if you need to change something. I dont have the CD Images so I dont know more. check the dir structure of DVD image you make with the one at here and only then write the ISO.
 
Old 10-20-2006, 09:56 AM   #8
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You didn't say what you're speed was. You are right at 56K it would be a nightmare. However, to install slackware you only need the first two cd's. The others are mostly source. Installing from cd doesn't take much more time than from dvd. As far as making dvd iso from cd, sorry I can't give much help.
 
Old 10-20-2006, 12:40 PM   #9
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It's not difficult. Simply copy the contents of the CDs to one directory, like /tmp/slackdvd
Then, cd into /tmp/slackdvd and type:
Code:
mkisofs -o /tmp/slackware-dvd.iso \
  -R -J -A "Slackware Install" \
  -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 \
  -V "SlackDVD" .
That's the "official" command taken from: http://mirror.switch.ch/ftp/mirror/s...nux/README.TXT
 
  


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