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Custom Boot CD

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RedHat Enterprise 3 Custom Boot CD

Ripped from the >>manual.

isolinux (not available for Itanium systems) is used for booting the Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation CD. To create your own CD-ROM to boot the installation program, use the following instructions:

Copy the isolinux/ directory from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux CD #1 into a temporary directory (referred to here as <path-to-workspace>) using the following command:

cp -r <path-to-cd>/isolinux/ <path-to-workspace>
Change directories to the <path-to-workspace> directory you have created:
cd <path-to-workspace>
Make sure the files you have copied have appropriate permissions:
chmod u+w isolinux/*
Edit the config files to make this a custom boot. Likely candidates are:
  • isolinux/boot.msg
  • isolinux/isolinux.cfg
Finally, issue the following command to create the ISO image file:
mkisofs -o file.iso -b isolinux.bin -c -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -R -J -v -T isolinux/

Note: if you are not doing this as root, then the isolinux.bin file must be writable by the user you are doing this as.

Broad Hint: you might be interested in cdrecord to write your disk from the command line.

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