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Old 06-24-2004, 03:06 AM   #1
svarreby
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Slackware DVD-project?


Does anyone knows of a DVD-effort for slackware? Would be nice to have it all on a single disc rather than 4
 
Old 06-24-2004, 10:34 AM   #2
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I was thinking the same thing. I had thought about taking the 4 CD's and copying them all to a single directory, and then burning it all to a DVD-R. But here's what I noticed already (this is on 9.1 ; I obviously don't have 10 yet):

* There are two directories named "isolinux", one on disc 1 and one on disc 2. The size of "isolinux" and its contents on disc 1 is larger than on disc 2.

* There are two directories named "kernel" (on disc 1 and disc 2), but they both are the same, so that's no problem.

* There are two directories named "slackware" (on disc 1 and disc 2). Each directory has different checksum, file_list, manifest, and readme files, because each directory contains different package groups. If I were to merge the two directories into one, how do I go about creating new checksum/file_list/manifest/readme files for the merged directory?

* There are two directories named "source" (on disc 3 and disc 4), and the problem is the same as in the "slackware" directories above.

* There is a hidden directory named "_rr_move" on disc 2. What is it for? Would it be needed on a Slackware DVD?

I think those are the only issues with making a Slackware DVD. If anyone knows what to do about the above let us know.


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Old 06-24-2004, 10:46 AM   #3
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Just copy the contents of the slackware-10.0 directory on the ftp server and you will have all the files you'll need, without any doubles. In the /isolinux directory is a file named README.TXT were instructions are for creating iso images. If any modifications are needed for a DVD I don't know, I don't have a DVD burner.
 
Old 06-26-2004, 05:23 PM   #4
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Re: Slackware DVD-project?

Quote:
Originally posted by svarreby
Does anyone knows of a DVD-effort for slackware? Would be nice to have it all on a single disc rather than 4
Did you accomplish it?

Edit: What im thinking of doing is after ive downloaded "slackware-current" go into Windows take Slack10 cd1.iso and save its boot.image to hd and then open a new iso and add the files/folders from "slackware-current" and then add the boot.image from b4, save the .iso and burn....and cross fingers

Anyonw done it? (doesnt want to waste another DVD...)

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Old 06-26-2004, 06:07 PM   #5
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I think there are better option than what you describe.
Instead of adding from current to Slackware 10 ISO image, it would probably simpler and more reliable to do one of these:

- Download full current. You can get (unofficial!) ISOs of it at ftp://ftp.slackware.no. There's also a script on that server that you can use to create your own ISOs. After adapting paths in that script I was able to burn DVDs for Slackware with no problem.

- Install Slack 10 from CD, download what you want to upgrade from current, then upgradepkg.

- Of course, it's possible to do it the way you describe, but I don't see an advantage, and I'd be afraid to break something.

Have fun!

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Old 06-26-2004, 06:14 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by gargamel
I think there are better option than what you describe.
Instead of adding from current to Slackware 10 ISO image, it would probably simpler and more reliable to do one of these:

- Download full current. You can get (unofficial!) ISOs of it at ftp://ftp.slackware.no. There's also a script on that server that you can use to create your own ISOs. After adapting paths in that script I was able to burn DVDs for Slackware with no problem.

- Install Slack 10 from CD, download what you want to upgrade from current, then upgradepkg.

- Of course, it's possible to do it the way you describe, but I don't see an advantage, and I'd be afraid to break something.

Have fun!

gargamel
Hey

Im downloading "slackware-current" from one of the FTP's listed from www.slackware.org its about 2.8gb....i'll look into that script tho, thnx
 
Old 06-26-2004, 07:03 PM   #7
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Found a good script someone uses:-

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/rema...2149~mode=flat

<---happy
 
Old 06-26-2004, 08:06 PM   #8
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#!/bin/sh
#
# Script to make your very own Current ISOs
# Author - Jeremy Mann
# jeremy@biochem.uthscsa.edu
#
# Date Started - 09-05-2003
#
# First CD contains a bootable installation, kernels, boot disks,
# root disks and Slackware (minus KDE).
#
# Second CD contains all of KDE and leftovers, but not including source.
# That would mean *another* disc just for sources.
#
# Changelog:
# 03-22-2004: Added an exception for Gnome on the first disc. Current is just too
# big The 2nd ISO has Gnome and KDE.

LOGFILE=isogen.log
DATE=`date +%m%d%y`
PATH=/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin

echo "Making first CD ..."
mkisofs -o ../Slackware-10.$DATE.CD1.iso -R -J -V "Slackware 10 Disc 1" \
-x ./extra -x ./pasture -x ./source -x ./zipslack -x ./testing -x ./attic \
-x ./slackware/gnome -x ./slackware/kde -x ./slackware/kdei \
--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 10 Disc 1" . >> $LOGFILE

echo "Making second CD ..."
mkisofs -o ../Slackware-10.$DATE.CD2.iso -R -J -V "Slackware 10 Disc 2" \
-x ./extra -x ./pasture -x ./source -x ./zipslack \
-x ./testing -x ./attic -x ./slackware/a \
-x ./slackware/ap -x ./slackware/d -x ./slackware/e -x ./slackware/f \
-x ./slackware/k -x ./slackware/l \
-x ./slackware/n -x ./slackware/t -x ./slackware/tcl \
-x ./slackware/x -x ./slackware/xap -x ./slackware/y \
--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 10 Disc 2" . >> $LOGFILE
 
Old 06-27-2004, 03:11 AM   #9
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@coffeedrinker: If you follow the link in my post above yours there is a script for making a DVD ISO
 
Old 06-27-2004, 07:10 PM   #10
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Actually I was looking at two topics at once and posted this in here by mistake
 
Old 07-22-2004, 03:36 AM   #11
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very interesting stuff. I've been fiddling with bootable slack dvd myself, and I've just gotten to the point where I've downloaded slack-current, was going to try a third time. I'll get back to you about this
 
Old 07-26-2004, 02:39 AM   #12
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okay, I've got a bootable slackware dvd now . Downloaded current, and followed the instructions for mkisofs in isolinux dir, without the -x's ofcourse. It works .
 
  


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