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Old 01-08-2003, 03:39 PM   #1
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Question Slackware-Current bootable CD


How the heck would I go about making a Slackware-Current bootable CD, I've found that LOTS of ways won't work...as in using Nero to burn with the bootable bare.i image because it wants the 5 root floppies. Next I took the 8.1 ISO and saved the boot info with WinISO and copied basically the same stuff to the cd fromt he current dirs I downloaded and I get Boot from CD : 1. FD 1.44MB System Type-(OF) and it won't go any further...I'mn out of ideas so if someone could shed a little light on this it would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 01-08-2003, 03:58 PM   #2
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Using Easy CD creator, you can simply double-click the iso that you downloded. It should burn it automatically.
 
Old 01-08-2003, 04:03 PM   #3
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I don't have an ISO to burn, Slackware-current does NOT have an ISO...so I'm trying to make a bootable CD from that and I'm not sure what I need to use to make it bootable...like I said I tried the bare.i but it asks for the floppies.
 
Old 01-08-2003, 04:18 PM   #4
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Do you know how to use mkisofs/cdrecord?

From the 8.1 bootable /isolinux/README.txt
Quote:

To make a bootable Slackware install CD, get into the top level Slackware
directory (The one with ChangeLog.txt in it) and issue a command like this
to build the ISO image in /tmp:

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')

Notice that to fit the install image on one CD, you must exclude GNOME:

-x ./slackware/gnome \

or exclude KDE:

-x ./slackware/kde \
-x ./slackware/kdei \

or, leave them both off:

-x ./slackware/gnome \
-x ./slackware/kde \
-x ./slackware/kdei \

or, leave off the KDEI series (KDE translations):

-x ./slackware/kdei \

You decide. :-)

Last edited by moses; 01-08-2003 at 04:20 PM.
 
Old 01-08-2003, 04:22 PM   #5
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If I follow that I don't really have to burn it with cdrecord do I/ I could take it to windows and use nero or the sort...cause I've never tried using my burner with slack at all..
 
Old 01-08-2003, 04:37 PM   #6
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No, I don't think you have to use cdrecord, you must use mkisofs. . .
 
Old 01-08-2003, 08:08 PM   #7
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aaaah wonderful, that worked great. I burned it in windows and there were no problems installing, thanks.
 
Old 01-15-2003, 11:52 PM   #8
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Question ? questions about that README

In the post about the read me, what is the "Slackware Install" and "Slackware Install Cd" reffering too. I take it is a path to something but what? Slackware Install is a bit vague to me


Thank you
 
Old 01-16-2003, 05:57 AM   #9
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The text srtings are the volume ID and Application ID strings for the CD volume headers. For more information try the man page or info for mkisofs.

man mkisofs

or

info mkisofs
 
Old 01-16-2003, 11:05 PM   #10
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Question MKISO Error....of sorts

Ok, Im trying to make this ISO and I keep getting the below error

mkisofs: Uh oh, I cant find the boot catalog directory 'temp'



And here is my code:
mkisofs -o temp/slackware.iso -R -J -V "Slackware Install" -hide-rr-moved -v -d -N -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 32 -boot-info-table -sort temp/isolinux/iso.sort -b temp/isolinux/isolinux.bin -c temp/isolinux/isolinux.boot -A "Slackware Install CD" /temp

I think I got everything....I just dunno
 
Old 01-16-2003, 11:14 PM   #11
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What is the last /temp path for? are all the relative paths correct?
should they be relative (what is your working directory)?
 
Old 01-17-2003, 12:39 AM   #12
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my working dir is

/temp

with the sub dir's of :
linuxiso
kernels *with just bare.i* and;
slackware


as for that last temp, that was to point mksiofs to the src dir *I take it out and it wants to make an ISO of the whole disk*

and the paths, I double checked them and they look good. they all point where those files are in my command options there.

I don't have to be in a certian dir do I?
 
Old 01-17-2003, 06:29 AM   #13
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Try this version of your command:

cd /temp

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

Please note that there is a space and a period at the end. It is not a typo. The period indicates the current directory, and that should be /temp because of the first command above. The paths for the files IN the CD image are relative to the root of the CD, the current directory. The path for the output file is relative to your current directory unless stated other as in this case where is in the root.
 
Old 01-17-2003, 07:32 AM   #14
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You are trying to make an iso of the directory you are trying to put
the iso in! That is bound to cause problems with recursion.
The above command from Excalibur will work if you have the space
on your root partition. . . The -o option is the one which tells mkisofs
what the output file is supposed to be. . .

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