Subject: Re: making bootable CD's
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Markus Illenseer <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/01/1999 21:59:37
> This boot image is a floppy image. The PC bios then emulate a floppy drive.

 You could use the install.fs from the 1.4.1 distribution for this purpose.

> You can make a bootable cd with root on the CD : build a kernel with
> root on cd9660, make a bootable floppy with it, extract floppy image
> and call mkisofs with it.

 Hm, for installation purpose, there is no need for that. Just have
the distribtion on the cd9660-part of the CD. sysinst would mount CD
and install the binary sets.

 Another idea would of course be to create a life filesystem on the CD
and boot from this CD. I believe Joliet supports this. Never checked that
out though.

Markus Illenseer