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LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.

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


Hi,

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?

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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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hi

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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Hey,

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 http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Custom_Stage4 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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