Newbie: Building Slackware installation CD's - on Windows
I am very much a Linux newbie (although in the past I've developed software in AIX, Ultrix, HPUX, even SCO and Venix) and I'm starting the process of setting up a Linux box to play around with. I do have a few questions about creating the installation CD's, particularly in a windows environment. Here's what I've done:
1. I downloaded just about everything but source and pasture from a mirror.
2. Reading the readme.txt in the isolinux directory I issued a mkisofs command excluding some of the recommended items (KDEI for example). However, this created much too large of an image for a normal CD. First question is: Are these instructions really intended for creating a DVD? Or is there a way to squeeze all this onto a normal CD?
3. When I finally got the image small enough to fit on a CD, I only had:
slackware - excluding e, kde, kdei, gnome, t, and tcl
This seems to be able to boot a system, but it brings up a few questions:
1. I see mention of 2 main Slackware CD's, is there a list of what is on each CD?
2. When I want to add the stuff I left off, do I make a CD image in the same way (with mkisofs), and how do I go about adding the left off stuff? (Maybe this will be obvious when I get there).
3. Do I indeed have enough to build a basic Linux system on my current CD or have I left something essential off?
Thanks for helping!