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Old 12-10-2003, 03:10 PM   #1
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How to create Slackware ISO


I'd like to create my own ISO images from the 9.1 download, but the image size is too big. Even if I eliminate kde, kdei, and gnome the size is 772 MB. The command I am using is:

Code:
mkisofs -o /tmp/slackware.iso \
-R -J -V "Slackware Install" \
-x ./bootdisks \
-x ./extra \
-x ./slackware/gnome \
-x ./slackware/kde \
-x ./slackware/kdei \
-x ./pasture \
-x ./rootdisks \
-x ./source \
-x ./zipslack \
-hide-rr-moved \
-v -d -N -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table \
-sort isolinux/iso.sort \
-b isolinux/isolinux.bin \
-c isolinux/isolinux.boot \
-A "Slackware Install CD" .
What's the correct way to create the Slackware ISO(s)? I'd like kde but don't need kdei or gnome.

Thanks
 
Old 12-10-2003, 04:14 PM   #2
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slack 9.1 comes on two cds.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 04:32 PM   #3
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Probably gonna have to exclude many more packages individually to get it all on one cd.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 05:18 PM   #4
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i think the reason 9.0 fit on one cd was no kernel sources, and i think that it wasn't bootable. you might want to look at the 9.0 cd as a model
 
Old 12-10-2003, 08:17 PM   #5
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Originally posted by laydros
i think the reason 9.0 fit on one cd was no kernel sources, and i think that it wasn't bootable. you might want to look at the 9.0 cd as a model
Notice in my original post that I did exclude kernel sources. 9.0 was bootable. I'll see what the differences are.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 08:19 PM   #6
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Originally posted by trickykid
Probably gonna have to exclude many more packages individually to get it all on one cd.
So what should go on each CD? How does the installer know to look on another CD for packages not on the first CD? What exactly should I be doing to create two CDs that can correctly set up a Slackware system for me?
 
Old 12-10-2003, 08:50 PM   #7
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Can't you just download the 2 CDs?
 
Old 12-10-2003, 09:38 PM   #8
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Originally posted by p3ngu!n
Can't you just download the 2 CDs?
Not knowing will drive me crazy!!! One of the reasons I started with Slackware back in 1996 was to learn more about computers. The desire to learn things has not waned over the years. So, I could just download the ISO images from somewhere but that would not satisfy my curiosity.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 09:44 PM   #9
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I have tried burn iso over 73x mb, that not so problematic, but I used nero to burn.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 09:45 PM   #10
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Originally posted by goldennuggets
slack 9.1 comes on two cds.
Slackware 9.1 comes in a single directory download from which you can make ISOs (somehow). You can download the pre-built ISOs, but that still doesn't answer my question about how to create those ISOs from the original. The README.txt file in the isolinux directory is out-of-date, since the image you get from following those instructions is too big to fit on one CD. Understanding how to create the ISOs is as important to me as actually getting the ISOs. So, I don't want to simply download pre-built CD images. I want to make them myself for reasons of personal edification. The instructions should be updated to show how to correctly build both ISOs. I just emailed support@slackware.com, so hopefully they'll have some answers.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 03:59 AM   #11
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Dude - what exactly are you trying to do? If all you want to do is create an ISO, one simple way of doing it is to create a directory (ie, /home/user/whatever), put the stuff you want into it, then run:
mkisofs -r -o my_image.img /home/user/whatever

On the other hand, maybe you are trying to compile your own kernel. There are numerous posts here outlining that procedure; I recommend the post by DaOne.

Lastly, if you need Slack on a single disk, just go with Slack v9.0, available here: http://www.linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=17


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Old 12-11-2003, 04:23 AM   #12
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I checked the patches directory which is 122 MB on Slackware 9.1. Maybe you should leave out that as well, it isn't included on the original Slackware install disk.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 08:04 AM   #13
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Originally posted by J.W.
Dude - what exactly are you trying to do? If all you want to do is create an ISO, one simple way of doing it is to create a directory (ie, /home/user/whatever), put the stuff you want into it, then run:
mkisofs -r -o my_image.img /home/user/whatever

On the other hand, maybe you are trying to compile your own kernel. There are numerous posts here outlining that procedure; I recommend the post by DaOne.

Lastly, if you need Slack on a single disk, just go with Slack v9.0, available here: http://www.linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=17


-- J.W.
Have you carefully read this thread? I want to create the Slackware 9.1 ISOs. I don't want to download someone else's ISOs. Following the README instructions from the isolinux directory in 9.1 produces an ISO that is too big for one CD. So, I obviously need to create two CDs. What should go on the first CD? Do I need to do anything special so that the installer on the first CD knows to install packages from the second CD? Example: if I put the devfs package (the one that creates the device files in /dev) on the second CD, is the installer going to puke? If so then how do I know which packages must be on the first CD? There are no guidelines or instructions on doing this!!!

If you read the thread carefully you would notice that I'm not just interested in getting a Slackware system up. I already have 9.0 on three machines (my laptop... which I am using right now... a desktop system, and a PC that I use as my gateway/firewall.) I want to know the proper way to create the two Slackware 9.1 ISOs. Nowhere did I mention compiling a kernel!

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Old 12-11-2003, 10:04 AM   #14
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i do know that kde is on the first cd and all the gnome stuff is on the second. the programming apps are also on the first cd, i do believe, along with other X stuff.
hope that at least gets you started.
 
  


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