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oddvar 07-03-2009 07:18 AM

MKISOFS command in Linux
 
Hi, how can I use the MKISOFS to burn a CD with PowerPC-ISO and make the CD to boot on my iMac PowerPC G3?

eg MKISOFS <name-of-iso> -hfs-osx <name-and-path-to-CD>

Ordinary programs to write the ISO to CD will not boot this iMac

Shadow_7 07-03-2009 08:29 AM

iso format is iso9660.

perhaps dd a file of the right size.
mkfs of the right filesystem on the file.
mount the file (-o loop), copy whatever contents to it.
and then burn it in some form of raw.
just a guess though, I've never had a need for special file-system iso images.

man mkisofs

I think there's also options to enable boot like parameters. el-torito or other options. I think the burning software (cdrecord / growisofs / wodim / cdrdao / ???) has options for boot type stuff. You might also try K3b, it might package that into it. Don't know though, I normally do things the hard way.

Uncle_Theodore 07-03-2009 08:40 AM

Are you creating the disks on Linux or on Mac? There are some tutorials on the web, like this ones
http://90kts.com/blog/2007/how-to-ma...using-mkisofs/
http://wiki.onmac.net/index.php/HOWTO
Sometimes they say that under certain Linux kernels this process creates a non-bootable (on a Mac) CD. But creating them on Mac always works.

H_TeXMeX_H 07-03-2009 10:24 AM

mkisofs does NOT burn cds it makes iso, try 'cdrecord'.

oddvar 07-03-2009 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H (Post 3595631)
mkisofs does NOT burn cds it makes iso, try 'cdrecord'.

Thank you, what can I do with cdrecord to make a CD for imac?

oddvar 07-03-2009 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Uncle_Theodore (Post 3595534)
Are you creating the disks on Linux or on Mac? There are some tutorials on the web, like this ones
http://90kts.com/blog/2007/how-to-ma...using-mkisofs/
http://wiki.onmac.net/index.php/HOWTO
Sometimes they say that under certain Linux kernels this process creates a non-bootable (on a Mac) CD. But creating them on Mac always works.

I use this Ubuntu 9.04 laptop for writing the CD. If I try a blank CD on iMac it is ejected after few seconds.

oddvar 07-06-2009 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oddvar (Post 3595431)
Hi, how can I use the MKISOFS to burn a CD with PowerPC-ISO and make the CD to boot on my iMac PowerPC G3?

eg MKISOFS <name-of-iso> -hfs-osx <name-and-path-to-CD>

Ordinary programs to write the ISO to CD will not boot this iMac

It's OK now. Hold the Alt-key at boot give option to boot from CD.
Now this old iMac is a Ubuntu 9.04 desktop. The powerpc.iso did the trick.


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