[TriLUG] Build fedora install on DVD?
Byarlay, Wayne A.
wab at purdue.edu
Tue Nov 9 08:48:07 EST 2004
Are there any Knoppix-like distros out there, that boot from DVD? and
maybe have .iso images for DVD's?
What would be REALLY cool would be a BACKUP program that could put all
your critical filesystems on DVD, so that
you could boot to it if your Hard Drives failed. Am I a dreamer? Yes.
Has somebody probably already done it? Yes.
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
Behalf Of Craig Cook
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 2:32 PM
To: trilug at trilug.org
Subject: [TriLUG] Build fedora install on DVD?
Can anyone point me to info on how to build fedora (v2) on a bootable
DVD, including adding an extra network driver...
Problem: Dell Optiplex GX280 uses a broadcom 57xx driver that is not on
the fedora CD. The driver is 2meg, so won't fit on a floppy.
This kills my theory of installation via a NFS kickstart server I have
setup. (with some post-install scripts).
Is it possible/sensible to build a PC by hand and then create an image
of it? Then somehow put that on a DVD and somehow transfer it to each
hard disk? (sort of like using Ghost...)
I don't have control over an authorised DCHP server, so I don't think
PXE booting is an option.
This does not seem to have enough detail for what I want:
Would something like this work?
[do this with all 4 fedora cds]
cp -r <path-to-cd>/ /fedora2fulldir
[compile network driver and place in correct sub dir]
chmod u+w isolinux/*
mkisofs -o file.iso -b isolinux.bin -c boot.cat -no-emul-boot \
-boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -R -J -v -T isolinux/ \ -graft-points
- Using ideas from:
Also, if I go to this much trouble, should I replace the current base
packages with the current versions - rather than repatch each system?
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