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Old 03-24-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Question multi ISO burning

I did a quick search and didn't see what i was looking for so here goes a newbie question. Is there a way to burn 2,3 or 4 different Linux iso's on a single dvd so when you put in dvd it pops up to ether install or run live. just a curious question so i can see if i can consolidate distros. thanks for any help.
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If you are looking to make dvd which contains more than 1 linux distro live or installer than:
You have make a one according your requirements
for building bootable iso you can use mkisofs tool
and linking the boot menus you have learn about bootloaders such as grub,isolinux.
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Using Grub2, you can simply download Ubuntu or Ubuntu derivative iso files, put them in a folder, install Grub2 into the folder and create a grub.cfg file with the appropriate loopback entries and boot any of them from the menu. You can also use either isolinux or grub legacy to boot a DVD with multiple distributions on them although the process is different. As indicated above, whichever method you use, you will need to use the mkisofs command to create a single iso image to burn to a DVD.


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