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Old 05-20-2005, 03:08 PM   #1
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Creating ISO from CD

I need help. I have small network at home. I have already installed linux in one pc. I want to install other pc too but somehow this pc cannot read CD. I was reading the documentaion which says you can install from iso files provided these are available in the hard drive. It is dual boot pc. I wanted to create iso images from cd using the following command. The command was run as root in the PC where linux is running.

mkisofs -r -o /mnt/xp/shrike-i386-disc1.iso /mnt/cdrom

Look like it did start but stopped giving following error

mkisofs: permission denied. unable to open disc image file

Any solution ? Or is there any alternative to create iso ? I want to avoid downloading iso files.


Old 05-20-2005, 03:32 PM   #2
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try this

dd if=/mnt/cdrom of=cdrom.iso
Old 05-20-2005, 04:09 PM   #3
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This article pretty much covers what you want to do. You would need to put the iso file(s) on your existing system and then create a network boot disk and then use nfs to access the iso file(s). It's all covered in this article.


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