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Old 08-25-2006, 05:45 PM   #1
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I found a script somewere and I cant rember were.

Here it is but it dosn't wook with Mandriva 2007. I have a Modified one for 2007.

#### Start Here #######


# by Chris Kloiber <>
# Slight adaptation for Mandrake by Sergei Zuyev <>

# A quick hack that will create a bootable DVD iso of a Mandrake Linux
# Distribution. Feed it either a directory containing the downloaded
# iso files of a distribution, or point it at a directory containing
# the "Mandrake", "isolinux", and "images" directories.
#It creates /destination/dvd.iso and also the complete dvd structure in ./mkmdkdvd directory. If your dvd.iso creation is successful
#(check with
#mount dvd.iso -r -t iso9660 -o loop /mnt/loop
#ls /mnt/loop )
#then you can safely remove
#/bin/rm -r ./mkmdkdvd

# Usage:
# /path/to/the/cd/isos /destination/dvd.iso
# Burning :
# /usr/bin/growisofs -Z /dev/<yourDVDwriter>=/destination/dvd.iso

# Lots of disk space required to work, 3X the distribution size at least.

# GPL version 2 applies. No warranties, yadda, yadda. Have fun.

if [ $# -lt 2 ]; then
echo "Usage: `basename $0` source /destination/DVD.iso"
echo ""
echo " The 'source' can be either a directory containing a single"
echo " set of isos, or an exploded tree like an ftp site."
exit 1

cleanup() {
[ ${LOOP:=/tmp/loop} = "/" ] && echo "LOOP mount point = \/, dying!" && exit
[ -d $LOOP ] && rm -rf $LOOP
[ ${DVD:=`pwd`/mkmdkdvd} = "/" ] && echo "DVD data location is \/, dying!" && exit
[ -d $DVD ] && rm -rf $DVD

mkdir -p $LOOP
mkdir -p $DVD

if [ !`ls $1/*.iso 2>&1>/dev/null ; echo $?` ]; then
echo "Found ISO CD images..."
CDS=`expr 0`

for f in `ls $1/*.iso`; do
mount -o loop $f $LOOP
cp -av $LOOP/* $DVD
if [ -f $LOOP/.discinfo ]; then
cp -av $LOOP/.discinfo $DVD
CDS=`expr $CDS + 1`
if [ $CDS != 1 ] ; then
DISKS=`echo ${DISKS},${CDS}`
umount $LOOP
if [ -e $DVD/.discinfo ]; then
awk '{ if ( NR == 4 ) { print disks } else { print ; } }' disks="$DISKS" $DVD/.discinfo > $DVD/
mv $DVD/ $DVD/.discinfo
echo "Found FTP-like tree..."
cp -av $1/* $DVD
[ -e $1/.discinfo ] && cp -av $1/.discinfo $DVD

rm -rf $DVD/isolinux/
find $DVD -name TRANS.TBL | xargs rm -f

cd $DVD
mkisofs -J -R -v -T -o $2 -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c Boot/ -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table .

# cleanup # uncomment to remove ./mkmdkdvd directory
echo ""
echo "Process Complete!"
echo ""

####### Cut Here #########

Name the resulting file

And here is the howto

is a bash script to make dvd.iso from multiple cd.iso files. Use it like this: /path/to/the/cd/isos /destination/dvd.iso

It creates /destination/dvd.iso and also the complete dvd structure in ./mkmdkdvd directory. If your dvd.iso creation is successful
(check with
mount dvd.iso -r -t iso9660 -o loop /mnt/loop
ls /mnt/loop )
then you can safely remove
/bin/rm -r ./mkmdkdvd
If not, you at least have a complete system in this directory to use as a source or to see manually why the iso-image creation hasn't worked for you.

Enjoy, but do not blame me if smth goes wrong
(Checked on MDK2006, ML10.0-community, official, 10.0.2)
Old 08-26-2006, 03:39 AM   #2
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Maybe you could post a diff -ru for 2007 script in bracket code bracket
Do you mind If I ask a mod to split the thread so the topic
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Old 08-26-2006, 09:22 AM   #3
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Yep change the following line--

mkisofs -J -R -v -T -o $2 -b x86_64/isolinux/isolinux.bin -c i586/isolinux/ -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table .

Keep in mind that this work for the betas. Don't know if it will work with the final release.


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