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Old 10-28-2003, 11:47 AM   #1
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Linux bootable install dvd

I'd like to make a bootable linux installer DVDR, for an average IDE hard disk/dvd-rom system. How exactly do I go about doing it?

I've downloaded all three Red Hat9 RPMS .iso files, and extracted them into a directory. I went so far as to merge the .TBL files. I'm not sure about the .cdinfo file, as it contains a specific reference line for the "disk number" (1, 2, or 3).

I can't seem to find anyone that has actually done it and lived to tell the tale.
Old 10-29-2003, 11:53 AM   #2
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I'm been using Mandrake 9.1, but I'd like to move over to SuSe or Red Hat. Anything is better than nothing, as far as distros go. I'd give it a shot with the Suse, Red Hat, or Debian distros.

Has anyone at all tried to make a DVDR install disk?

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Buy SuSE Pro, it comes with bootable install DVD's
since version 7. :)

Since I don't have a DVD-Writer I didn't have a
chance to try it, but I'd assume it's the same as
with CD-R's?



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