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Old 02-04-2004, 04:32 AM   #1
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Creating a DVD iso

Well seeing there is no SuSE forum here, I thought I'd ask over here. I have my 5 SuSE 9.0 Pro CD's but I'm trying to create one DVD iso for them to burn to DVD, anybody know how?

Old 02-04-2004, 04:39 AM   #2
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I have never made a DVD or a DVD iso before, but my best educated guess would be to copy the contents of all of the CDs into a directory and then make an image of the contents of that directory. There are additional steps that are needed if you wish to make it bootable that I do not know how to do. I believe XCDRoast can make bootable DVDs
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thanks, i'm sure it's something like that, but I'll wait for a few more replies ;p

Old 02-04-2004, 07:04 PM   #4
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Could you not do this in the same way as you make CD iso images?
dd if=/dev/your-dvd-drive of=filename.iso
and then use your burning software to burn it?
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This would be fine for archiving, but I doubt trying to install from the DVD would work.

Paths to installation packages might be relative to that particular CD - which might cause it to fail if the layouts are incompatible across CDROMs (not all discs will have /pkg or similar, for example).

I guess you could rip all the files from all the CDROMs into one master directory (maintaining heirarchy) then make an ISO and burn it....


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