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Old 01-02-2006, 02:05 PM   #1
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how to create an installtion cd?


I now have a linux from scratch build that works well. I would like to do a backup. I was wondering how to create an installation cd so I can bring it to other boxes mainly friends or whoever. Does anyone have links or information on how to accomplish this?

Old 01-02-2006, 04:00 PM   #2
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I am not sure yet but i have been lookin for this for a while. When i find ill let u know.
Old 01-02-2006, 04:05 PM   #3
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thank you for the reply. I'll post a solution here if i find one.

thanks again
Old 01-02-2006, 07:19 PM   #4
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Write one yourself, or you can mooch off the distribution you made LFS on. Like I am going to use Debians but configure the file so it says my distribution name. Fin.
Old 01-06-2006, 09:22 AM   #5
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You may want to have a look at SLAX or WHAX.
Its a VERY VERY easy solution for remastering, and it creates an .iso using mkisofs.

Or look at Isolinux or Syslinux, but i think this is more difficult.
There are several guides on the www available( i just didnt have the time yet to go for it)
Old 01-07-2006, 04:15 PM   #6
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thanks for the reply, I'll definately respond back to my post with a solution and a minihowto. On that note If anyone looks up this shows some scripts to backup the system with, and one uses split to split the tarball into 670 meg segments, which can be joined together with ex;

cat *a *b *c > name_of_backup.tar.bz2

This affords the oportunity of putting the lfs on a cd. in my case 3 cd's. That's all I got for now. I assume with one of your suggestions I could use them with some shell scripts, and Have a proffesional installtion cd set. I could also backup an mbr and put that on a cd with the scripts, and have an automated full system recovery



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