Subject: Re: Is there any other way to install besides boot floppies?
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Richard Earnshaw <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/09/2004 10:05:30
On Tue, 2004-11-09 at 07:56, Peter Seebach wrote:
> In message <>, Hisashi T Fujinaka 
> writes:
> >Is there doc on how to install using CD's? I even broke down and put
> >dban (Darik's boot and nuke, the size of a floppy disk) onto CD to wipe
> >out the HD. I'm willing to burn as many CD's as I need as long as I
> >don't have to keep trying the frigging floppies.
> I don't know of any formal documentation, but:
> 	# mkdir install
> 	# cp bootfloppy-big.fs install
> 	# mkisofs -R -o install.iso -b bootfloppy-big.fs -c boot.catalog install
> 	(...)
> 	# cdrecord (mumble) -data install.iso
> should work on nearly every i386 in the world.
> -s

Once you've used to build a distribution, just do

cd /usr/src/etc
<tools-make-script> iso-image

where tools-make-script is the make shell script that sets all the
correct parameters for the build for your target.

You need cdrtools or equivalent installed.