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Old 12-05-2004, 10:23 PM   #1
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Bootable linux cd and menu options...

I hope this isnt to general a question...but here it goes. I want to make a bootable linux cd with menu options. One option to boot to command prompt, prehaps also an option to boot to dos prompt, options for running various programs. Basically a recovery/diagnostic cd. Any suggestions on how I start going about this?

Old 12-05-2004, 11:57 PM   #2
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Sounds like you want a combination of something like Sytem RescueCD and one of either BSL or DSL. You can look into Knoppix but you may need to do a bit of trimming to keep it a a single CD capacity.

Download 'em and poke around the innards. No need to actually burn a CD if you just want to have a look around. Try
mount disk_image.iso /mnt/wherever -t iso9660 -o loop=/dev/loop0
and then you can browse things in the mount point.

Last edited by mcleodnine; 12-06-2004 at 12:00 AM.
Old 12-06-2004, 12:23 AM   #3
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Definetly gives me something to work with!


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