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Old 11-30-2007, 11:14 PM   #1
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mkisofs is in conflict with remaster me !

I have been making good progress with my customizing of the PCLinux2007 distro ( how sweet it is!).

I want to back it up and creating a remastered CD seems the way to go.

The remastering procedure falls over because the system needs "mkisofs".

If I proceed to use the package installer it tells me it wants to remove the package apps:
K3b ( which I like and is simple to use)
dvd+rw -tools ( which I really like to use for dvd burning)
cdrkit -

remasterme !!!

Surely this is a backward step? How can I remaster my distro without losing these apps?

If someone has been successful , please point the way.

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Do you have geniosimage? I don't use your distro but the release notes for SuSE mentions a number of changes in these types of programs. Maybe this is typical:
Tools to Write Optical Disc Media (CD-ROM and DVD)
The cdrecord package has been dropped from the distribution. The new wodim, genisoimage, and icedax packages from the cdrkit project can be used to record data or audio CDs on a CD recorder that conforms with the Orange Book standard. Binaries got renamed as follows:
cdrecord -> wodim
readcd -> readom
mkisofs -> genisoimage
cdda2wav -> icedax

If your application relies on the old names, install the cdrkit-cdrtools-compat package. In long term, however, it would be good to have native support for wodim in all front-end applications, because it offers some improvements:
the preferred way of specifying a device is dev=/dev/cdrecorder, dev=/dev/hdc, dev=/dev/sr0, etc.
available devices can be listed with wodim -devices
suid root is not needed
If you maintain such a front-end or script, consider adding native wodim support.
Use growisofs for writing DVDs. The graphical front-ends handle this transparently.
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Thanks JSCHIWAL; Been a while trying quite a few things.

Basically I did find your tip on named packages led me to upgrade my distro packages

ie cdrkit -
cdrkit -genisoimage 1.1.6-1
cdrkit - icedax 1.1.6-1 installed as missing
cdrkit -isotools 1.1.6-1

I was still able to keep k3b,mklivecd,remasterme, dvd+rw-tools

after these upgrades I ran remasterme and received a different error message

"chmod 644 /tmp/mklivecd.6475/livecd/livecd.sqfs" failed, and after much research realized this more common error was not a change of permissions error (chmod 644) but an out of space error.

It was time to move my PCLinux2007 distro from my lean 4gig setup to my VISTA desktop and gave it 20gig to breath, dual booting with EasyBCD. I made one cosmetic change to the desktop and ran another test to remaster this installation.

Bingo! one LIVECD.iso. Time to burn it - but one more surprise, KB3 did not burn it, because it was 800MB with almost no changes to the system and could not fit back on a 700mb CD. Put in a DVD and KB3 liked this and invoked "growisofs" ( I always wondered why this did not appear in the package list - but here it was running in the background). And I am happy to report a bootable live DVD with my cosmetic change worked. I used it to test it would install - to another hard disk. Although I used it to install to a bootable USB drive, it only worked once. Could not get windows dual booting to work again, but thats for another time.

PCLinux2007 remastered success. Thanks 4 your help.


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