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Old 01-25-2004, 02:03 PM   #1
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Four Coasters...

I am trying to burn a bootable CD-ROM for the first time. I am running Red Hat Linux 9 and have tried gtoaster and xcdroast to create a bootable CD.

I purchased a copy of Linux Formum Magazine 49 edition which came with a DVD and Fedora C1 on it. I don't have a DVD player on my Linux box so I set up a network connection to a Windows XP Home box that does have a DVD player.

I was able to created the images (such as yarrow-i386-disc1.iso.tmp) and create a bootcd.iso using the following from the HOW-TO on The Linux Documentation Project: "Creating bootable CD-ROMs:

mkisofs -r -b boot/boot.img -c boot/boot.catalog -o bootcd.iso .

I have now tried four times without success to make a bootable CD-ROM. The best I have been able to get is a message saying that the FD 1.44 (System Type 00) is not a bootable disk. This was done using xcdroast.

Any help and/or specific steps to make a bootable CD would be appreciated. Also is there anything special I need to do for the remaining 2 CDs in the distro?

Old 01-25-2004, 04:14 PM   #2
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Have you tried using K3B?? I use it to burn ISO's (bootable cd's) and other stuff with no problems using my Lite-On cdrw.

Old 01-26-2004, 08:10 AM   #3
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I have a copy of K3b but haven't had time to install it. I try to get it done tonight. Thanks.


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