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Old 03-11-2003, 10:52 AM   #1
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bootable cd

I would like to know the boot process of a linux bootable cd using


what is

if boot cat is what I think it is how can I edit or create a new file

what can I edit to point to the kernel during boot

I wan't to do this from scratch so I know what's going on during the process and know what files do what and what their purpose is.
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I'd recommend reading the mkisofs documentation :)

Old 03-11-2003, 07:08 PM   #3
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Now I made a bood disk from Rip-10

I want to know how to modify Rescue.gz "ramdisk" that is on my boot disk I would like to customize it for a single purpose

I gunzip it and it is now Rescue without an extention how do I open it? or How do I make a new file from scratch

thanks jobesd

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Old 03-11-2003, 10:36 PM   #4
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Is this an iso or what? If you have a relitivly new computer and it is an iso, on boot up go into your bios on startup and change the boot sequence to boot your cdrom first and the install should start from there.



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