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Re: [opensuse] Creating bootable iso
  • From: "Amedee Van Gasse" <amedee@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 13:23:03 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <55527.>
On Thu, January 15, 2009 13:04, John Bennett wrote:
Just wondering how to create a bootable iso file from a bootable cd..?
Not as simple as using mkisofs -o output.iso . ?
I am trying to create a bootable iso file from a bootable CD, to install
an OS in VMWare..

It depends on the OS you are going to install.

Windows: google for "cdimage.exe" or "cdimagegui.exe".
DOS: download one of the many available floppy images on the interwebs.

Linux: you need isolinux

To create an image, create a directory called "isolinux" underneath the
root directory of your ISO image master file tree. Copy isolinux.bin, a
config file called "isolinux.cfg", and all necessary files (kernels,
initrd, display files, etc.) into this directory, then use the following
command to create your ISO image:

mkisofs -o output.iso \
-b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/ \
-no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table \

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