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Old 10-12-2004, 07:32 PM   #1
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How to create an installation CD from an installation DVD?

I have a bootable DVD that contains all files of the first installation CD of SuSE 9.1 personal edition. That DVD is suitable to install a minimal SuSE Linux system, and, what is more, it contains a much better localized SuSE 9.1 version than the ISO's that can be downloaded from the suse ftp site.

That is why I would like to prepare a SuSE 9.1 installation CD from the suse installation files on the DVD. (That dvd is, however, a strange collection dvd, containg directories that have nothing to do with SuSE installation - but it does not matter: I know what files I need, and those can just fit on a single CD).

My problem is: how to create a bootable installation CD using the necessary files from that dvd?

Here is what I tried so far without success:

1) I downloaded boot.iso from the suse ftp site, and burned it onto a CD. The resulting CD was bootable, but it did not contain any other necessary files except for those in boot.iso. When I tried to add just a single file to the CD, it became unbootable.

2.) I tried to mount the downloaded boot.iso image file as an ISO 9660 filesystem, and copy the necessary files onto it (I read somewhere it might be possible), but the mounted iso file(system) has proven to be read-only (regardless of the mount options specified), so I could not copy the missing files on it.

3) I also tried to create a k3b project, using the downloaded boot.iso image as boot image, and adding the other files to the project. I could create an iso cd image file on my hdd this way, but when I burned it onto a cd, the resulting cd was unbootable.

So, is it possible to get the necessary SuSE installation files from that bootable DVD, and burn a bootable installation cd using them?
Old 10-13-2004, 05:38 AM   #2
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I finally succeeded.

I pulled together all the necessary files and directories from the dvd into directory /home/someuser/suse91inst, and issued the following commands:

cd /home/someuser/suse91inst
mkisofs -v -V SUSE91.001 -r -J -l -L -P "SuSE Linux AG" -b "boot/loader/isolinux.bin" -c "boot/loader/" -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -graft-points -o /home/someuser/suse91.iso /home/someuser/suse91inst/

Then I burned the resulting suse91.iso onto a cd.

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Old 07-13-2006, 02:47 AM   #3
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I need to do something , like what you have done.

My problem is that. I have the DVD version of Installation CD too. And want to convert All components into CD version.

Could you please help me ?

İf possible, could you explain what the commands stands for ?


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