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Old 04-02-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
Yamah
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How to create a bootable ISO image with support for booting from a USB flash drive?


Hello!

How to create a bootable ISO image with support for booting from a USB flash drive? By analogy with the iso-images of Mandriva / OpenSUSE, which can be loaded with a CD or flash drive, transferred there by command dd.

This don't work?
Code:
genisoimage -o ~/my_disk.iso -1 -J -R -V "My-Disk" -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/boot.cat -hard-disk-boot -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table "~/iso_roo/"
The image is generally without a valid bootable.
 
Old 04-02-2013, 10:28 PM   #2
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Smile create a bootable ISO image from a USB

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Hello!

How to create a bootable ISO image with support for booting from a USB flash drive? By analogy with the iso-images of Mandriva / OpenSUSE, which can be loaded with a CD or flash drive, transferred there by command dd.

This don't work?
Code:
genisoimage -o ~/my_disk.iso -1 -J -R -V "My-Disk" -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/boot.cat -hard-disk-boot -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table "~/iso_roo/"
The image is generally without a valid bootable.
Check out Unetbootin in sourceforge. You download the program. In a terminal enter: chmod +x nameofthefileyoudownloaded and then execute it. Be sure the USB is formated with vfat and you should be good to go.
 
Old 04-02-2013, 11:15 PM   #3
Yamah
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Check out Unetbootin in sourceforge. You download the program. In a terminal enter: chmod +x nameofthefileyoudownloaded and then execute it. Be sure the USB is formated with vfat and you should be good to go.
Unetbootin, rosa-imagewriter, grub4dos, etc. not what I need.
I need to create an image that you can put on a flash drive with the command dd. That is, the image should have a boot entry for СD-ROM, and the hard disk (MBR).

Mandriva/Rosa/OpenSUSe developers somehow do it!
 
Old 04-03-2013, 03:43 AM   #4
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I found the solution (thanks /dev/random from UFO).
Code:
genisoimage -o ~/my_disk.iso -1 -J -R -V "My-Disk" -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/boot.cat -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table "~/iso_root/"
isohybrid ~/my_disk.iso
 
  


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